Met 'intent' on selling land says local MP

Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green said:

“I have made numerous representations on behalf of myconstituents at Connaught House. I have contacted the Commissioner of theMetropolitan Police, Crown Housing and Haringey Council.

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the Met are intent on selling the land. They will not withdraw the instruction to Crown Housing to vacate the property.

I then urgently contacted Crown Housing and Haringey Council, to gain assurance that all residents of Connaught House would be given appropriate alternative accommodation.

Haringey Council said that they were advising and offering different housing options to each resident. Crown Housing also said that alternative housing options have been offered.

I can only imagine what the residents must be going through. If any of them do not feel that the Council or Crown Housing has offered them appropriate alternative accommodation, I urge them to contact me so that I can make further representations on their behalf."

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Evictions from police property

The Metropolitan Police say they have to sell a property in North London which will see up to 21 families evicted from their homes. Residents of Connaught House in Muswell Hill say the move will "break up a community".