Housing Haringey’s people
Being ambitious for Haringey means being ambitious for the people who live here. For the next four years, that ambition means building at least a thousand new homes. Using council land means rents are more affordable giving people a real chance to own where they live. For some, this is the only way to put down roots. Which is why, as a council, we’ve made it a commitment.
Building and retaining wealth in our community
Regeneration isn’t just about new buildings, it’s about renewal. Creating communities that people want to be part of, where they can prosper. Every public pound we spend must be for the good of the many. This means buying local goods and services to keep wealth local.
The best communities are built by people who take pride in themselves. Making sure they have the skills to work is where we can help. This also means small and medium-sized businesses have the support they need to thrive. We set an example as a good employer too. Everyone is paid the London Living Wage as a minimum to do a meaningful job with fair conditions. Each of our teams plays a key role in changing Haringey for the better:
Capital Projects and Property
We deliver all of the Council’s capital projects, apart from Highways, IT and Housing. It’s our job to manage the Council’s commercial property portfolio. This includes an Asset Management plan to make the most of it, as well as all overseeing all property and land disposals and acquisitions. We also make sure Borough Plan Priorities are met and and the Council has the fit-for-purpose properties that are essential to offering a better service that costs less.
From Strategic Property and facilities management for the Council’s corporate and schools estate to Organisational Resilience, like Health & Safety and Emergency Planning, our service is broad and challenging.
Planning, Building, Standards and Sustainability
If it involves an ambitious plan for the borough, it involves us. Infrastructure. Planning. Building Control. Transport Planning. Carbon Management. Sustainability. Land Charges. Street Naming. We’re delivering the New Local Plan initiative and the Climate Change Action Plan with a zero carbon target by 2041. The Transport Strategy, School Streets Action Plan, Air Quality Action Plan and our Walking and Cycling Action Plan are all our responsibility.
As one of the UK’s top-performing planning authorities, we also have high standards for sustainability, design and heritage-led regeneration and significant major development in Tottenham and Wood Green.
We oversee Haringey’s housing strategy and programme. This includes all new council housing for our residents and involves working collaboratively with colleagues and outside partners. It’s about getting the best from a range of stakeholders from housing providers, government agencies, landowners and developers so we can give the most to local communities and businesses.
Our goal is the best possible services. Reaching it means opportunities for everyone in the borough and housing that makes sense with Council’s wider priorities. It also means making our voice heard in public policy and decision-making on keys issues, such as development and strategy.
Regeneration and Economic Development
Regeneration relies on attracting investment and influencing central government policy. So our focus is on making money work to make life better for everyone that lives here. This is how we’re building the best Haringey possible through Housing Investment and Renewal, Area Regeneration, Economic Development, our Adult Learning Service and Programme Management
- Commercial Digital Services
- Engineering & Surveying
- Executive Governance
- Health & Safety
- Housing, Planning & Regeneration Management
- Marketing & Communications
- Project Management.