- Local people oppose threats of demolition of nearby homes and estates, shops and businesses, and historic buildings
- Campaigners demand support for Council Housing
There is a frenzy of plans for property speculation and ‘regeneration’ around the Spurs ground and across Tottenham as a whole. Thousands of Council homes, and hundreds of local shops and businesses are under threat – the threats to the area around Spurs have been opposed by a 4,000-strong local petition.
The expansion of the stadium is not in itself the problem – it’s the controversial associated development in the surrounding area. This mission ‘drift’ is being pushed by Haringey Council and property developers, backed by Spurs directors.
- The Spurs property arm, registered in Bermuda, has been buying up threatened land & buildings so they can make massive profits if luxury housing can be built there instead.
- Spurs are still evading obligations to pay £17m to the local area and provide affordable housing.
- The plans for a ludicrous ‘Wembley-style Walkway’ from White Hart Lane station to the ground would mean the controversial demolition and redevelopment of the 300 homes on the Love Lane council housing estate, the demolition of the historic shopping parade facing the ground (including the library and medical centre) and the Peacock Industrial Estate to the north (a total of 120 local family businesses destroyed).
- Now they want to build an outrageous 35-storey tower block complex to the south of the stadium, and demolish most of the historic listed High Road buildings they had promised to protect.
- There is also a serious threat of demolition and ‘redevelopment’ of the 1,000-home Northumberland Park council housing estate to the east of the ground.