Client: Consortium of Haringey Council Lattice Property Holdings Ltd - (formerly BG Property Holdings Ltd), Railtrack plc British Railways Board
Other team consultants: Stock Woolstencroft (master planning) Littman & Robeson (planning, retail) Alan Baxter & Associates (transport)
Location: London Borough of Haringey
The Haringey Heartlands Masterplan proposal aimed to redevelop a 14.6 hectare area of derelict and under-used land to meet the identified need for urban regeneration in the heart of Haringey, North London. A consortium of four landowners prepared proposals for a mixed-use redevelopment scheme for the site, the complexity and scale of which meant that Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was required together with transport and retail assessments and other documentation.
The proposal aimed to integrate new mixed uses and residential development into the area, building on the strength of the local cultural industries, at the same time reducing existing environmental problems of dereliction and under-use, contamination and poor traffic conditions along residential streets. The proposal also aimed to reduce the need to travel and to use alternatives to the car by improving pedestrian and cycle routes and stimulating public transport improvements.
Key issues assessed in the ES included the impact of traffic, air quality and noise on road conditions, residents and schools, the contamination of land by previous uses, the effects on the local townscape, and the ecological value of brownfield land. Mitigation and enhancement measures were identified and were incorporated into the scheme, including traffic calming and road safety improvements, noise mitigation, landscape improvements, ecological habitat creation, contaminated land remediation, and watercourse protection. The Environmental Management Plan ensured that environmental commitments were implemented effectively.