Plans for a new Tottenham Hotspur Football Club stadium jumped ahead today (11 July 2014) after permission was given to use a site earmarked for the stadium scheme.
Ministers have agreed with a compulsory purchase order made by the London Borough of Haringey, which will enable the Northumberland Development Project to continue to proceed.
More than 95% of the 3 hectare site has been acquired by agreement and work has already begun on the first of 3 phases of the redevelopment plan. The order was requested to allow the final 2 phases to proceed and follows a public inquiry.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said:
This scheme is supported by the locally determined development plan for the area and has received strong local support.
The redevelopment proposals have had far reaching support from local MPs, the London Mayor’s champion for Tottenham and the chairman of the Independent Tottenham Taskforce.
They all consider the project important for bringing much needed private investment into one of the most disadvantaged areas of London.