Celebration of Haringey's decision to drop HDV

by Stephen Hewitt | Published 23 September 2018

20 September 2018: Gordon Peters speaking at a celebration in Tottenham. “STOP THE HDV!” reads the banner behind him.
20 September 2018: Gordon Peters speaking at a celebration in a Tottenham pub. “STOP THE HDV!” reads the banner behind him.

Haringey Council's decision not to continue with the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) was celebrated on the evening of 20 September 2018 by around fifty people who attended a party at the Beehive Pub in Tottenham.

The stophdv.com website advertised the party with the explanation “On 17 July Haringey Council decided not to continue with the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV). This is a huge victory for housing campaigners in Haringey and across London.”

The DJ paused for speeches and one speaker invited everyone to “raise our glasses and celebrate the death of HDV”.

Another speaker was Gordon Peters who in 2017 had brought an application in the High Court for judicial review of Haringey Council's actions in relation to HDV.

The application was refused, on all four of its grounds but Gordon Peters said that he is appealing and currently awaiting a decision from the the Court of Appeal. If the appeal is allowed, the case will be heard again before three judges.

Meanwhile, he said, Lendlease is bringing a legal action against Haringey Council.

Haringey Development Vehicle LLP was to have been a limited liability partnership between Lendlease Europe Holdings Ltd and Haringey Council.

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