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Manor House Area Action Plan

Manor House Masterplan has been produced to set out the Council's spatial planning policy to guide development and public realm improvements for the area around the Manor House tube station at the junction with Seven Sisters Road and Green Lanes over the next 15 years. 

Click here for more information on the master plan and to have your say on the draft Manor House Area Action Plan (Phase 1) Masterplan.

Project background

The Woodberry Down Regeneration scheme involves 1,980 homes being demolished and replaced by 4,664 new homes over a 15-20 year period. We anticipate the population profiles changing significantly over this time, with the sale of new and comparatively expensive private housing. However, the social and economic needs of the existing community will still need to be addressed, with the intention of creating a 'mixed tenure and mixed income community' where 35% of the new housing will be social rented housing and the rest will be for owner-occupation or shared ownership.

What is the Manor House Development Trust?

The Manor House Development Trust (MHDT) has evolved as part of the exit strategy for the seven year £22.5m Woodberry Down and Stamford Hill Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) 6 Partnership which came to an end in March 2007. As part of the SRB, Woodberry Down was allocated £13.5m for a housing improvement programme. Since 2002, a £1bn twenty year housing regeneration scheme has started at Woodberry Down, which is one of the largest redevelopment projects in Britain, and local residents are keen to participate in and benefit from this investment.

How is the Trust run?

MHDT is a community led Development Trust designed to plan and implement initiatives, which responds to the social, economic and environmental needs of the Woodberry Down and Stamford Hill communities. We are working as the primary community-based delivery agency alongside, and in partnership with, other public, private and voluntary organisations.

What does the Trust focus on?

The Trust focuses on four main areas of work:
  1. Championing the community and economic development of the area;
  2. Development and management of land and buildings;
  3. Planning and delivery of relevant local social, economic and environmental services;
  4. Coordination and delivery of community engagement and community development activities.

What is the aim of the Trust?

The Trust's main aim is to motivate local communities to fully participate in the regeneration of the area, thereby encouraging a sense of ownership. It also aims to celebrate the rich diversity of age and culture that is a key feature of this neighbourhood.
The Trust's main objectives:
·To ensure ownership and management of community assets;
·To develop practical project initiatives that meet the Trust's aims and achieve measurable success;
·To work with statutory and voluntary service providers to ensure appropriate public services for the residents and communities;
·To provide relevant activities and services;
·To secure funds to support the delivery of new and enhanced services.
These principles highlight local ownership, community benefit and mutual support. Implicit within these principles is an entrepreneurial approach and culture which is vital for the Trust's long term growth and success.
Areas covered by MHDT(shown in green):
Manor House Development Trust is an independent Trust dedicated to enhancing the community in North East Hackney. Registered Office: Robin Redmond Resource Centre, 440 Seven Sisters Rd, London N4 2RD. a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, Number 06203804. Registered as a charity in England and Wales, Number 1127604.

Page updated 5 February 2010