Wood Green is mentioned in the Evening Standard property section today featuring Hornsey.
Keeping in mind it's the property section the piece was OK until it got to Wood Green:
"To the east is Wood Green shopping centre, a drab and slightly threatening post-war precinct. Right now there would be little reason for Hornsey residents to venture there, but for the future there’s a £3.5 billion plan to upgrade the shopping centre, create a new town centre and a whopping 6,400 new homes."
Firstly, although Shopping City is way post war (the 80's, to be exact) , the rest of the area is Vistorian. WTW Evening Standard? Did you fire all your fact checkers or don't they bother with the fiction real estate section?
Here's the link if anyone wants to read it.
Not sure if this has already bben reported here, but it seems the plans to demolish Page High, Sky City and The Mall have been dropped. This is from Council website:
“This new administration has made it clear that social housing is at our very heart. We have listened to representations made by residents of Page High and Sky City, and by the Mall, and are intending to remove these sites from redevelopment plans.
Let there be no doubt: we have ambitious plans for Wood Green, including creating thousands of homes and jobs, and a modern, green and sustainable town centre - delivering the change our communities have told us they want to see.
But regeneration is not just about shiny new buildings, it is also about social and economic change. This decision shows that we will listen to residents, and will deliver the kind of change that works for all.”
I also notice that a planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of the former BHS store site in the High Road..
I notice that too! When did Wood Green become Hornsey?
Google maps thinks we're in Tottenham and The Evening Standard thinks we're Hornsy. I suppose geographic location is fluid now. I was in H&M the other day and noticed a shirt that said Oakland is is San Francisco. That's like saying Kent is in London.