As you may be aware, there was a consultation in July on an application made to Haringey Council to give the Pinkham Way site ‘Village Green’ status.
This status legally preserves open land as accessible to a local community who have already been using it ‘as of right’ for at least 20 years. In such a case, with the status granted, no development that prevented this access and use would be possible.
The application has been made by Chris Faulkner on behalf of the Freehold Neighbourhood, whose centre is in Hollickwood Park. These residents are the closest to the Pinkham Way site, and they (and others) have been using it continuously for the decades since it was decommissioned as a sewage works in 1963.
The hearing for the application to make Pinkham Way a Town or Village Green (TVG) took place from 4th-8th March 2013. Thank you to anyone who made it along during the five days of sessions.
The independent assessor will now submit a report to Haringey. A council committee will then make a final decision, likely to be at least three months away.