Permitted Development and Cladding Safety (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
July 13, 2017
Question By: 
David Kurten
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you, Chair.  Yes, Mr Mayor, in January [2017] I asked you about the Helmsley Art Centre, which is related to the topic of this question.  I did appreciate your answer and you expressed your concern for the businesses that would have to relocate, as Haringey Council was going to redevelop the Art Centre that Assembly Member Whittle and I went to visit.  You said you were going to write to Haringey Council.  Did you hear anything back?



Answer for Permitted Development and Cladding Safety (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Permitted Development and Cladding Safety (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  Yes.  Thanks for bringing this issue up again.  My statutory Deputy Mayor, Joanne McCartney, has been working with the Council and has met with some of the retailers and the Council has agreed to try to find them premises locally so that they are not lost because with small businesses, many of them are from the Latin American community, and for them it is really important; they support families and it is a virtuous circle.  The Council did undertake to make sure to try to find them places within the borough.  Some found new places anyway, but anybody who has not, the Council will help.


David Kurten AM:  Are you sure that it is the same thing?  I know the one with the Latin American businesses is something Assembly Member Boff has raised a lot with Pueblito Paisa in Seven Sisters.  This is one in Crouch End and so I am not sure.  There are two issues.


Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  Is this the protected building, the special building?


David Kurten AM:  This is the Helmsley Art Centre I am talking about.


Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  I beg your pardon, that as well.  We had meetings with the Council and the Council is working with the local businesses to find them alternative spaces as well.


David Kurten AM:  Great.  Thank you.


Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London):  Thank you for that.