Work will begin on new council homes in Haringey, after the borough secured an initial round of funding as part of the High Road West regeneration project.

Haringey Council said that construction of 61 council homes will begin in an area west of the railway line near Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Provisionally called Whitehall Mews, the homes are designed for existing residents of the Love Lane Estate.

It will form part of the High Road West regeneration project, which aims to build 2,600 homes, including 500 council homes, alongside new retail spaces.

In 2021, tenants at the Tottenham estate backed council plans to demolish and re-develop Love Lane Estate.

The council’s planning sub-committee granted planning permission for the redevelopment in July last year.

Following an application from Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the High Court decided that there is no case for a judicial review over the council’s plans.

The council has now received the initial tranche of a £90 million funding package from Greater London Authority to build more council homes in the development.

Cllr Peray Ahmet, leader of the council, said: "We are determined to deliver for our residents and this major milestone is the start of a bright and exciting future for the community in Tottenham.

"Our collaborative approach to redevelopment means residents had the all-important final say on the future of their neighbourhood at a ballot.

"For the council and our residents, keeping the community together and providing warm, safe, high-quality council homes surrounded by the very best community facilities has always been the top priority.

"I welcome the decision of the High Court which is an endorsement that the council’s planning authority acted lawfully in the granting of planning permission for the scheme.

"As we take the next steps in the process, we will continue to listen to the views of residents and work together to shape the scheme’s design, the layout of the new homes and the community improvements."