A group campaigning against plans to sell of land around St Ann’s Hospital is asking the council to reject the proposals.

The hospital site is currently owned by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (BEHMHT), which wants to gain planning permission to sell two thirds of the land to a housing developer.

But campaign group Haringey Needs St Ann’s Hospital says new facilities are desperately needed, and that mental health provision must be increased.

It has submitted a ten-page objection letter to Haringey Council’s planning department, in which it claims neither the trust nor the council have carried out a proper assessment of the area’s healthcare needs.

HaNSAH will meet at the Chestnuts Community Centre, South Tottenham at 6.30pm this evening to discuss its objections.