In 2013 the following projects and investments took place in Tottenham


January 2013

  • Tottenham High Street Charter launched
  • Planning permission approved for 285 new homes for Lawrence Road


February 2013

  • £50m investment in new primary school and 222 homes given planning permission at Brook House
  • THFC and Middlesex University announce University Technical College for north Tottenham
  • Initial funding awarded by Heritage Lottery Fund for High Road restoration project in north Tottenham


March 2013

  • Planning Committee approval of proposal to demolish Chestnut Road building currently used by Opera House nightclub and replace with 64 apartments


April 2013

  • Consultation begins on the High Road West masterplan options
  • Bruce Grove ‘Week of Action’ delivered with the Council, Met Police, London Fire Brigade, community groups and local traders including a week-long deep clean operation in Tottenham


 May 2013

  • 639 High Road opens as a business and enterprise centre ‘From Around Here exhibition & shop’ opens at 639 High Road
  • Revamped towpath opened on River Lee between Tottenham and Stonebridge Locks
  • Consultation begins on the West Green Road Street Scene Improvements project
  • Council awarded funding for Tottenham Active from Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund to get residents playing sport and tackle health inequalities
  • Mayor of London confirms £25m funding to deliver four trains per hour between Enfield, Northumberland Park and Tottenham Hale


June 2013

  • The Government announces a £500 million borrowing guarantee for the Tottenham regeneration programme to support the delivery of new high quality homes and jobs as well as better transport links, leisure facilities and business workspace.
  • Announced that TfL will manage the West Anglia train routes through Tottenham & £90m electrification of the London Overground line through South Tottenham Station
  • Consultation begins on the Tottenham CPZ
  • Launch of Tottenham News distributed to all residents and business in Tottenham wards
  • Completion of £5m restoration programme at Lordship Rec


July 2013

  • Cabinet approval of 10 strategic priorities for Tottenham


October 2013

  • Agreement signed with John McAslan + Partners to transform an empty Tottenham shop into a design hub offering work placements and training to local people
  • ‘Tottenham’s Future’ consultation launched, delivered by Soundings


November 2013

  • Sainsbury’s superstore on the High Road opens; partnership between the Council, Spurs, Sainsbury’s and Job Centre Plus supported local residents in applying for the 216 roles, the vast majority filled by Tottenham residents
  • Special Cabinet meeting approves draft Strategic Regeneration Framework for consultation and a housing investment and estate renewal strategy


December 2013

  • Some of Tottenham’s longest-serving independent businesses presented with plaques to honour their contribution to the high street
  • First Tottenham Young Poet Laureate turns on Tottenham’s Christmas lights at the Winter Market