Following a protest by 500 Tottenham residents, Boris has spoken out against the Seven Sisters redevelopment plans:

“I am appealing to Haringey Council to stop the proposed demolition of the celebrated Pueblito Paisa market in Seven Sisters.This much loved market is vitally important to the Latin American community and home to many local traders. I was impressed by the magnificent range of products and services on offer when I visited the market earlier this year.”

“The proposed re-development of Ward’s Corner would pull down the market and only offer space to a handful of people, which is unacceptable. I want the Council to urgently review this proposal and put the livelihood of the traders and the thousands of locals who rely on this market at the core of their decision.”

This message has now been posted onto the Haringey Council website:

A special Planning Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday 24 July has been postponed by Haringey Council.

The postponement comes after the council received notice from Grainger plc that it wished to defer its planning application for the redevelopment of the Wards Corner site in Seven Sisters.

The council will continue discussions with Grainger plc regarding the application.”

Coincidence or a public relations retreat?

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