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Hornsey High Street

development in Hornsey High StreetWhat’s it all about?

St James Group Ltd & Sainsbury’s are planning to develop the site, some of which has been derelict and unused for a long time. The proposed scheme includes a supermarket, residential apartments, work spaces and car parking.

What are the overall aims?

 The development will help to rejuvenate Hornsey High Street and bring jobs and new homes to the area.

What’s happened so far?

 St James held a three day exhibition in mid June and two workshops.  Over 5,000 invitations were sent to local households and businesses.  231 local interested parties attended the exhibitions and 60 attended the workshops and St James was delighted with the high level of attendance.

This first exhibition presented the initial masterplan for the site including proposals for:

  • Sainsbury’s supermarket 19,000sq ft – (to put it into context the Muswell Hill Sainsbury’s is 13,000sq ft.  The proposed store is just over 1/3 of the size of the Harringay Green Lanes Sainsbury’s)
  • 114 surface car parking spaces for the supermarket
  • Sainsbury’s Café fronting the High Street
  • Circa 400 residential apartments; mix of one, two, three and four bed apartments
  • 40% affordable housing; mix of social rent and shared ownership homes
  • 40% parking for the residential
  • Building heights range from 3 storeys to 10 storeys

Hornsey High StreetThe supermarket is proposed to be accessed from the High Street.  The residential vehicle access points are from New River Avenue and Miles Road.

People were generally pleased to see that something was finally happening although some concerns were raised during the public consultation including:

–       Traffic and parking

–       Where the recycling centre is being relocated to

–       Height

–       Sainsbury’s café

–       Loss of the bath building

–       Short timescales to submission

What does St James consider to be the main benefits?

We consider the scheme to have many benefits, including:

–       Redevelopment of a site that has partially laid dormant for decades

–       Rejuvenation of the High Street- more people using Hornsey High Street will have a positive effect on the local businesses and increase the vibrancy of the High Street

–       40% affordable housing; considerably higher proportion than the majority of schemes coming forward in London at the moment

–       Permeability through the site for pedestrians to improve pedestrian connections

–       Local jobs and training opportunities for local people through the construction phase; including apprenticeships, work experience opportunities, initiatives for the unemployed to return to work amongst others

–       The supermarket will create around 120 new full and part time jobs- Sainsbury’s will aim to recruit people who live within a 3 mile radius of the store

Hornsey High StreetWhat are the next steps?

St James originally intended to hold a second consultation event in mid July however it decided to delay this until after the summer holidays in order to enable the design team to incorporate the comments received.

The scheme is being reviewed as a consequence of the consultation events and they intend to hold our next consultation events in mid September.

Want to have your say?

If local interested parties have not had an opportunity to send comments you can either:



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