CW scheme development update

We can report exciting progress on CW plans – everything is getting to feel more realisable now that planning permission has opened the way to the construction process. To anyone uncertain about the success of Cohousing Woodside, we would say ‘come aboard now and help us make this an attractive and neighbourly community on one of the greenest sites in North London! Talk to us about becoming a member.’

The CW Steering Group met with Savills (Hanover’s Project Manager) on February 24, the first meeting of this ‘Project Group’ since the planning hiatus. Project meetings will be a regular occurrence and provide a formal setting for discussion and negotiation of key CW interests. 

A good number of target key dates have now been set, including the time frame when early buyer discounts will cease.  We can also announce that CW will have capacity for up to three shared ownership units for those who qualify and that we will benefit from a relaxation of Hanover’s age-restrictions so that a proportion of our households can be younger than 55+.

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Design workshop 27 February for Cohousing Woodside members

The Cohousing Woodside development is set to go.  At a recent meeting with Savills’ project manager and architects, we were informed that GLA has supported Haringey Council’s planning decision for the St Luke’s site.  Hanover is preparing for Section 106 agreements and procurement during the current 6 week moratorium period.

We agreed a broad plan of action for the near future, amongst which is the potential for a design workshop at PTEa.  This will also be our first opportunity to meet the Landscape architects.

According to Savills, if all goes well, they hope to appoint a contractor by the end of summer and start on site in September 2014.

Lots of details will be revealed at the next Cohousing Woodside meeting on Sunday February 16