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Cohousing Woodside – community building

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Since 2012 Hinchee has been devoting most of her energies towards a cohousing project called Cohousing Woodside.  This community building project is an all consuming long haul effort.  ETA of completion currently stands at January 2017.

Cohousing Woodside‘s vision:     To create a community that is sustainable, inclusive and diverse, where people participate, have their own space, share resources and are proud and happy with where they live

What is cohousing?     It is a cluster of homes where you choose to live with others as friendly supportive neighbours.  Where you live as part of a group but have your own front door and independence.  A place where people stop to talk to each other, share communal spaces and help each other out

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Haringey Planning sub-committee in July 2013.  Permission denied.  Success in January 2014 on resubmission

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Building the community is as important as building the dwellings

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The site used to be an old mental hospital.  The cohousing group introduced a Housing Association to the site and they in turn brought on board a construction firm as a joint venture developer.

Listed buildings prior to start on site

Listed buildings prior to start on site

Demolition in progress in June 2015

Demolition in progress in June 2015

Construction progress in November 2015

Construction progress in November 2015

 

 

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