A pact to regenerate North Tottenham has been made between Haringey Council and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club which has also said it will stay in the area.
Spurs has committed to the Northumberland Development Project (NDP), which would bring a state-of-the-art football stadium, new homes, shops and leisure facilities to Tottenham. It represents an investment of hundreds of millions of pounds and will lever in further private sector monies.
Subject to Cabinet approval, Haringey Council will invest £9M towards new and improved public spaces, heritage work and environmental improvements in North Tottenham.
London mayor Boris Johnson has earmarked £18M for regeneration of North Tottenham with a focus on public transport and infrastructure improvements. Around £6M of this is being invested via the council in highways and parking improvements and a district-wide heating and power scheme.
“We have long said we could only invest in the area if we could see our commitment supported by others and that there was a real need to maximise the regeneration benefits and lift the wider area,” said Tottenham Hotspur chair Daniel Levy.
“We therefore see this as a commitment from the public sector to the Tottenham area and one which strengthens our ability to deliver a new stadium scheme with the potential to kick-start the long-term regeneration of North Tottenham.”
Haringey Council Leader Claire Kober said: “We are investing in the regeneration of Tottenham and supporting Spurs’ Northumberland Development Project because we know that together we can bring new employment opportunities to Tottenham, significantly improve the area and attract investment for a successful and sustainable future.”