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Spurs staying in Tottenham is "excellent news"
Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to help regenerate Haringey is “excellent news” for Tottenham, according to MP David Lammy.
The football club, based in White Hart Lane for 130 years, announced yesterday that it will work with the council to rejuvenate Haringey in the coming years.
Mr Lammy, MP for Tottenham, said: “This is excellent news for Tottenham and for the football club.
“After all the twists and turns, this is a special moment for the community and fans that have fought so hard to keep the club in the place where it was born over 100 years ago.”
The news comes almost a year after the Olympic Park Legacy Company rejected Tottenham Hotspur’s bid to move into the Olympic Stadium after the games finished.
Mr Lammy said: “The recession and the anaemic growth that has followed have hit this corner of North London harder than anywhere else.
“At the moment, Tottenham has the highest number of jobseekers in London and the fourth highest in the country.
“Whilst no one expects the new ground to be a silver bullet that will solve Tottenham’s economic woes, this is certainly the most significant step yet to transform the area’s future.”
Haringey Council plans to invest £9 million on improving services in the area and Tottenham Hotspur will continue its commitment to the Northumberland Development Project, which would bring a new football stadium, new homes, shops and leisure facilities to Tottenham.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has also committed £18m to regenerate highways, parking and public transport in Tottenham.