Plans have been drawn up to build almost 1,000 homes next to a Tottenham hospital.

Catalyst Housing Association and development partner The Hill Group want to build flats up to nine storeys high next to the redeveloped St Ann’s Hospital in St Ann’s Road.

The scheme would provide up to 995 homes, with 60% classed as affordable – a mixture of London Affordable Rent, London Living Rent and shared ownership tenures. Shops and other commercial uses, including affordable workspaces, are also included in the plans.

A hospital has stood on the site in St Ann’s Road since 1892. Originally opened as a fever hospital, it became a general hospital in the 1940s and was renamed St Ann’s Hospital in the 1950s.

Approved plans for the redevelopment of the hospital mean it will occupy around a third of its original area. The remaining land was bought by the Greater London Authority in 2018 as part of the mayor’s Land Fund to increase the delivery of affordable homes.

Under the scheme, most of the former two-to-three-storey hospital buildings would be knocked down to make way for the flats, although seven historic buildings would be retained and refurbished. The Peace Garden, an area of green space thought to date back to the 1920s, would be tripled in size.

The plans for 995 homes represent a significant increase on the proposals for 456 homes that were approved by the council in 2015. Most of buildings surrounding the site are two storeys high, and there are several listed buildings in the nearby area, including the Grade 2-listed Church of St Ann and St Ann’s Church School.

The developers have lodged a planning application with Haringey Council seeking detailed permission to build 239 homes and outline permission for 756 homes. A public consultation on the proposals is set to run until 29th August.

Philip Jenkins, executive director of development at the Peabody Group, of which Catalyst is a subsidiary, said: “We are delighted that our plans for St Ann’s New Neighbourhood have reached this critical milestone.

“We aim to deliver hundreds of much-needed new affordable homes in Haringey, as well as affordable workspaces and a network of green spaces, while sympathetically preserving the heritage of the hospital site for future generations. We are looking forward to working with the local community to make these exciting plans a reality.”

The plans can be viewed by visiting the council’s online planning portal and entering reference HGY/2022/1833

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