‘Our Tottenham’ spokesperson interviewed on BBC Radio London – Listen again here

24 Sep

The Our Tottenham network were invited to be interviewed live on BBC radio London this morning, Tuesday 7.45am.

Listen to the interview here
BBC Radio London OT Interview 24.9.2013

The interview request was in response to Tottenham Hotspurs announcing that they plan to build a University Technical College ‘on top of’ the new Sainsbury’s by the Spurs ground. The BBC wanted someone from the OT network to talk about the wider regeneration issues and concerns.

Whilst not against the expansion of the Spurs ground itself, we’re concerned about 3 things
– the trend towards massive development projects within residential areas, rather than improvements to existing human scale streets and facilities
– the shocking threat to demolish hundreds of perfectly good homes and shops to the west of the ground
– that what local communities throughout Tottenham really need is genuinely affordable housing rather than gentrification

We put these points during negotiations with the Spurs Chief Executive and called on the club to put £100m into the local community for the improvements which local people actually need.

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