Consultations

The council is currently consulting on two draft policies, the High Road West Local Lettings Policy and the Love Lane Leaseholder Offer.

We are also engaging non-secure tenants who have been placed in temporary accommodation on the Love Lane Estate by the council about other potential elements of an offer to these residents.

The consultation and engagement activities will run from 5 February to 19 March 2021.

On this page you can find:

  • Information on the proposals and who we will be consulting
  • Links to online versions of the consultation and engagement materials
  • Details on how you can respond and have your say
  • Information on upcoming online consultation events                                                                                                                  

The links below will direct you to the relevant section of this page related to each of these consultation and engagement activities:

For information on previous consultations with residents and businesses, please visit the Previous Consultations page.

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HIGH ROAD WEST LOCAL LETTINGS POLICY

What is the policy?

The draft Local Lettings Policy puts forward an approach for how the proposed 500 new council homes at High Road West will be allocated – with about half of the homes going to existing eligible residents on the Love Lane Estate and the other half being made available to other residents in line with the council’s Housing Allocation Policy.

This includes our long-standing commitment to Love Lane secure tenants that they will be able to move to a new council home in High Road West if they wish, as set out in the Secure Tenant Guide which was agreed by Cabinet in 2014.

We are also proposing that eligible non-secure tenants who have been placed in temporary accommodation on the Love Lane Estate by the council are also offered the opportunity to move to a new council home in High Road West on a secure tenancy. This is provided that at the point that the policy is formally approved they have lived on the Estate for at least a year.

You can read the draft policy and consultation booklet at the below links as well as supporting appendices:

You can watch a video explaining the policy below, or watch on YouTube (external link).

Who is being consulted?

We are consulting the people who are affected by this draft Local Lettings Policy, who are:

  • Secure, assured and non-secure tenants living on the Love Lane Estate or elsewhere in the masterplan area
  • Households on the housing register and living elsewhere in Haringey

How can I respond?

You can provide your response to the consultation via an online feedback form.

If you would like a hard-copy of the consultation materials including a free postage return envelope to provide feedback, please contact HRWLLP@haringey.gov.uk.

Online consultation events

Three online consultation events took place in February, which included a presentation about the proposals and a question-and-answer session, with the opportunity for residents to give feedback. The sessions were dedicated to specific groups.

You can watch the online events back by clicking on the relevant link below.

Teams live events - instructions

  • Click on the link to join the meeting
  • You should then be given an option to join via your browser or via the Teams App
  • If you do not already have the App installed, you can download the Teams app via Google Play (external link) or the App Store (external link)
  • If you wish to access Teams via your browser, make sure to use a modern browser such as Chrome or Edge.
  • There should be an option to join as a guest
  • If you have more time, you can also access Microsoft Teams via either the app or desktop by creating an account and signing up free of charge
  • Make sure to arrange your Teams access on your chosen device before the event starts.

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LOVE LANE LEASEHOLDER OFFER

What is the policy?

The draft Love Lane Leaseholder Offer sets out the council’s commitments to leaseholders on the Love Lane Estate who are affected by the High Road West scheme.

The draft policy has been developed through engagement and consultation with leaseholders over several years, including workshops in 2017 and 2018. It builds on the High Road West Leaseholder Guide and seeks to address the concerns we have heard from leaseholders on issues such as affordability, choice, and fairness.

The proposed offer includes:

  • Affordable rehousing options for resident leaseholders, including the offer of financial support from the council to buy a new home in High Road West or elsewhere in Haringey;
  • Guarantees on the payments of compensation, including Decent Homes work reimbursements; and a
  • Clear valuation process for your existing home, with the option to appoint a single joint expert if agreement cannot be reached.

You can read the draft policy and consultation booklet at the below links as well as supporting appendices:

Who is being consulted?

We are consulting resident and non-resident leaseholders on the Love Lane Estate.

How can I respond?

You can provide your response to the consultation via an online feedback form.

If you would like a hard-copy of the consultation materials including a free postage return envelope to provide feedback, please contact your Community Engagement Officer at Lauren.Schnieder@haringey.gov.uk or Tel: 07816 151961.

Online consultation event

An online consultation event took place in February, which included a presentation about the proposals. You can watch the online event back by clicking on the relevant link below.

Teams live events - instructions

  • Click on the link to join the meeting
  • You should then be given an option to join via your browser or via the Teams App
  • If you do not already have the App installed, you can download the Teams app via Google Play (external link) or the App Store (external link)
  • If you wish to access Teams via your browser, make sure to use a modern browser such as Chrome or Edge.
  • There should be an option to join as a guest
  • If you have more time, you can also access Microsoft Teams via either the app or desktop by creating an account and signing up free of charge
  • Make sure to arrange your Teams access on your chosen device before the event starts

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proposed commitments to non-secure tenants placed in temporary accommodation on love lane

We will also be engaging non-secure tenants who have been placed in temporary accommodation on the Love Lane Estate by the council about other potential elements of our offer to you.

As well as the offer of a new council home for eligible residents as set out in the High Road West Local Lettings Policy, we want to get your views around how you would like you and your family to be supported through the regeneration process and getting involved in the design of the new homes.

You can let us know your thoughts on the proposed commitments via an online feedback form.

We will also be speaking to Love Lane residents to see what commitments you would like to see.

These proposed commitments are only a starting point, and the conversations we have over the coming weeks will help shape the final offer.

If you have not received a hard-copy of the engagement materials, please contact your Community Engagement Officer at Lauren.Schnieder@haringey.gov.uk or Tel: 07816 151961, who can send you a copy.

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resident ballot 

Where we are now?

Over the coming months, the council and Lendlease will be speaking to local people on a range of aspects related to High Road West. We will be talking to the whole community, including residents, businesses, and people who visit the local area for shops or community facilities. The council will also be consulting Love Lane Estate residents about their housing offer. 

Once we have heard everyone’s feedback on the masterplan and the housing offer, the council will adopt the Landlord Offer. Then later in 2021, there will be a resident ballot on the Love Lane Estate where residents will decide if they want the regeneration to go ahead based on the Landlord Offer.

We are absolutely committed to working in partnership with the residents of the Love Lane Estate and we want to create the best homes and opportunities for our residents. We believe that High Road West will help deliver these commitments and have far reaching benefits for residents, businesses and community groups throughout Haringey.

If you have any questions please contact the dedicated engagement officer, Lauren Schneider on lauren.schnieder@haringey.gov.uk or call 07816 151961.

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Why do we need to hold a ballot?

On 18 July 2018, the Mayor of London announced that any landlord seeking Greater London Authority (GLA) funding for an estate regeneration project - which involves the demolition of social homes - must demonstrate that they have secured resident support for their proposals through a ballot.

Haringey Council have agreed funding with the GLA to help deliver affordable housing, including at least 500 new high-quality Council homes at council rents. To deliver the new homes, jobs, businesses and community space we will need to demolish and rebuild homes on the Love Lane Estate.

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The offer to residents

Haringey Council is the landlord of the estate and after consultation with residents we will be putting together a Landlord Offer. The Landlord Offer will outline the details of High Road West and associated ballot, including the question to be put to residents in the ballot and the timing of the ballot. The Landlord Offer will include details of:

  • The vision, priorities and objectives of the project, including the estimated number of new homes and mix of homes
  • The offer for residents, including secure tenants, leaseholders and non-secure tenants living in temporary accommodation
  • Commitments to ongoing consultation and engagement

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Who is eligible to vote in the High Road West ballot?

The ballot is open to all residents’ aged 16 years or older living on the Love Lane Estate who meet one or more of the following three eligibility criteria:

  • Social tenants, including those with secure, assured, flexible or introductory tenancies, named as a tenant on a tenancy agreement dated on or before the date the Landlord Offer document is published
  • Resident leaseholders or freeholders who have been living in their properties as their only or principal home for at least one year prior to the date the Landlord Offer is published and are named on the lease or freehold title for their property
  • Any resident whose principal home is on the estate and who has been on Haringey Council’s housing register for at least one year prior to the date the Landlord Offer is published, irrespective of their current tenure

Residents living in temporary accommodation and private rented sector tenants are eligible to vote provided that they have been on the local authority housing register for one year or more prior to the date the Landlord Offer is published (regardless of how long they have lived on the estate).

The eligibility criteria is as stated in the Mayor of London's guidance on ballots. Read the guidance here (external link)

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Who will be responsible for undertaking the ballot?

Civica (formerly known as Electoral Reform Services) are the UK’s leading independent provider of end-to-end ballot, election and voting services. They have been appointed as the independent body to undertake the ballot on High Road West. 

They will review processes for registration of voters, distribute the Landlord Offer, advise Haringey Council on the question to be put to ballot, ensure that votes are accurately recorded and counted, and confirm the overall ballot process meets GLA requirements.

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