Conservation groups in Tottenham (no giggling at the back, please) are vexed by the local club’s plans for a 56,000-seater stadium. The ground’s footprint would squash a nearby row of Victorian shops, thee Red House building, an Edwardian distillery, and the now-defunct White Hart pub, some of which lie in a conservation area designated by Haringey council, and replace them with a wide boulevard between Tottenham High Road and the new stadium. The Victorian Society argues that “a bland open space that will be a wasteland apart from on match days”; those familiar with certain parts of Tottenham might think that a wasteland would be an improvement.
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