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Spurs scores with plans to redevelop B&M Home store with 29-storey resi tower
Premier League club backed for six-building scheme after upping initially unacceptable low level of affordable housing




By Paul Norman
CoStar News
July 13, 2020 | 3:25 P.M.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has gained consent to redevelop the B&M Home Store at 867-879 High Road in Tottenham, north London as 330 homes.
Haringey council has backed the Premier League club's F3-designed hybrid application for the demolition of the existing buildings and structures, and redevelopment of the site for a residential-led mixed use scheme with up to 330 residential units, retail/cafe use an area of new public open space, landscaping and other associated works.
The scheme includes 35% affordable housing by habitable room, split 60.5% intermediate 39.5% Low-Cost Rent.
The Premier League Club, which is enjoying an indifferent season under new manager Jose Mourinho, has tweaked the plans after they were initially rejected following the Mayor London's intimations that the outline form of the tower element of the application raised concerns about the quality of the proposals and the initial proposed 25% affordable housing offer fell significantly short of the Fast Track threshold and is unacceptable.
The site, owned by the club, is situated on Tottenham High Road opposite the junction with Brantwood Road.
It comprises a large retail building, occupied by B&M Homestore, five smaller shops and the associated car park.
Three of the shops are occupied. A Grade II Listed building at 867-869 High Road is located within the south eastern corner of the site and forms part of the North Tottenham Conservation Area. The entire site sits within the LB Haringey North Tottenham Growth Area and High Road West Site Allocation (NT5) and has therefore already been identified for major regeneration.
To the north, the site is bordered by the Cannon Road development, which the Club delivered in partnership with Newlon Housing Trust to provide 222 affordable new homes and new buildings and play space for Brook House Primary School.
 
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Spurs scores with plans to redevelop B&M Home store with 29-storey resi tower
Premier League club backed for six-building scheme after upping initially unacceptable low level of affordable housing
This site is currently owned by Fairgate Tottenahm Ltd, Matthew Collecott and Daniel Levy being the Directors. It is completely normal for companies to hold property in various different holding / development companies, and indeed purchase them in SPVs (Special Purchase Vehicles). I am intrigued to see how the income / benefit of this, and similar schemes will directly affect the team / football side of the club.

With FFP, you would hope that things like this will be another string to our bow!

Great to see sustained investment in the area.
 
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Plans underway for fans to return to stadiums at the start of next season. Initially 25% of capacity


Premier League clubs have told fans they expect the Government to allow them to attend matches next season as the EFL cancelled plans for a limited trial of supporters in stadiums next week.

Top-flight clubs have started a period of consultation with supporters' groups in preparation for a 'partial return of fans to stadiums' at the start of the 2020-21 campaign.

The EFL are also working on the reintroduction of fans next season after being forced to cancel an ambitious plan to trial small crowds on the final day of the current Championship season

In a memo seen by Sportsmail, it is claimed discussions in relation to partial stadium re-openings in the top flight are at an 'advanced stage' and that an announcement from the Government will come 'very soon'.

The correspondence also states that the forthcoming season will commence in mid-September — clubs are working towards September 12 — raising concerns that they do not have much time to implement the necessary measures

Once the Government confirm their approach regarding the return of fans, it will be left to the Premier League and individual clubs to formulate a plan for the proposed return.

Some of the key issues on which clubs are looking for feedback from fans are:

  • How to fairly distribute tickets if, as expected, capacities are reduced
  • Whether fans would be happy to disclose their health details
  • How they would travel to games and if they would feel safe taking public transport to matches
  • Whether season-ticket holders would be satisfied with not sitting in their normal seats
The arrival and departure of supporters is emerging as a big issue as clubs look to implement measures to ensure their safety.

Clubs are exploring the possibility of issuing staggered arrival and departure times for fans during the opening phase of allowing them back into grounds.

Outside of the top flight, the EFL board had developed proposals for a series of test events to take place at Championship fixtures deemed to be dead rubbers on the final day of the season next Wednesday.

But time constraints and the limited number of games with nothing riding on them have led to the plan being put on hold

As a result, the EFL are focusing efforts on securing Government support for fans to return to stadiums next season, with the additional aspiration that small crowds will be permitted to attend pre-season matches next month.

If trials are successful then it is hoped grounds will be able to reopen at 25 per cent capacity in September before welcoming more fans later in the season.

Securing the return of supporters is vital to the economic viability of many clubs in the EFL, where match-day gate receipts contribute more than a third of revenue for some clubs
 
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Plans underway for fans to return to stadiums at the start of next season. Initially 25% of capacity


Premier League clubs have told fans they expect the Government to allow them to attend matches next season as the EFL cancelled plans for a limited trial of supporters in stadiums next week.

Top-flight clubs have started a period of consultation with supporters' groups in preparation for a 'partial return of fans to stadiums' at the start of the 2020-21 campaign.

The EFL are also working on the reintroduction of fans next season after being forced to cancel an ambitious plan to trial small crowds on the final day of the current Championship season

In a memo seen by Sportsmail, it is claimed discussions in relation to partial stadium re-openings in the top flight are at an 'advanced stage' and that an announcement from the Government will come 'very soon'.

The correspondence also states that the forthcoming season will commence in mid-September — clubs are working towards September 12 — raising concerns that they do not have much time to implement the necessary measures

Once the Government confirm their approach regarding the return of fans, it will be left to the Premier League and individual clubs to formulate a plan for the proposed return.

Some of the key issues on which clubs are looking for feedback from fans are:


  • How to fairly distribute tickets if, as expected, capacities are reduced
  • Whether fans would be happy to disclose their health details
  • How they would travel to games and if they would feel safe taking public transport to matches
  • Whether season-ticket holders would be satisfied with not sitting in their normal seats
The arrival and departure of supporters is emerging as a big issue as clubs look to implement measures to ensure their safety.

Clubs are exploring the possibility of issuing staggered arrival and departure times for fans during the opening phase of allowing them back into grounds.

Outside of the top flight, the EFL board had developed proposals for a series of test events to take place at Championship fixtures deemed to be dead rubbers on the final day of the season next Wednesday.

But time constraints and the limited number of games with nothing riding on them have led to the plan being put on hold

As a result, the EFL are focusing efforts on securing Government support for fans to return to stadiums next season, with the additional aspiration that small crowds will be permitted to attend pre-season matches next month.

If trials are successful then it is hoped grounds will be able to reopen at 25 per cent capacity in September before welcoming more fans later in the season.

Securing the return of supporters is vital to the economic viability of many clubs in the EFL, where match-day gate receipts contribute more than a third of revenue for some clubs
All sounds very complicated.

25% Capacity. Ballots. Move seats. Staggered arrival times. Departure times?
Public Transport constraints. Health factors. Toilet facilities!!

Logistical nightmare.
 
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All sounds very complicated.

25% Capacity. Ballots. Move seats. Staggered arrival times. Departure times?
Public Transport constraints. Health factors. Toilet facilities!!

Logistical nightmare.
Yep i think the biggest issue is fans travelling to the ground and how to keep them socially distant outside the stadiums and in the concourses once inside

I assume away fans wont be allowed entrance.

Toilets? If they want a piss then maybe fans should be advised to bring one of these with them

 
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Airfixx

Eroding the true defnition of glory since 1976...
Shouldn’t we have an option to turn down the opportunity of attending 25% games? I for one wouldn’t be interested in attending them even as a season ticket holder.
Must admit it sounds shit from an experiential perspective..... 15k rattling round that big old stadium will be a lame vibe. 50k in Wembley was bad enough....
 
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