In the shadow of Spurs’ new stadium local residents fear for future | David Conn

Club and council have different visions for regeneration and delay to redevelopment has left people and businesses in limbo

Tottenham Hotspur’s booming new stadium, although snagged by delays and escalating costs, has taken formidable shape across the old White Hart Lane site, teams of hard-hatted workers pressing on towards setting a new opening date. Spurs’ plans to recoup the £850m construction costs include vaulting revenues from the 62,062-seat stadium itself and all its hospitality packages, two NFL games and six concerts a year, the “Tottenham Experience” visitors’ centre with Europe’s largest football club shop, a 180-bed hotel and 579 apartments in four blocks for which the club has planning permission.

Already completed are regeneration extras Spurs have helped construct, as agreed with the London Borough of Haringey in an area blighted by severe deprivation and the 2011 riots: a large Sainsbury’s supermarket, a new sixth-form college, 256 new homes officially classed as “affordable” and a new primary school.

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