Haringey Borough Council has welcomed the high court’s refusal to grant a judicial review over plans to redevelop a Tottenham landmark.

The Wards Corner Coalition’s latest challenge to the regeneration of Wards Corner, above Seven Sisters Tube station, collapsed yesterday when a judge at the Royal Courts of Justice claimed their case was not strong enough to warrant action.

Despite pledging to continue fighting the plans through appealing or trying "a new approach", the council told the Haringey Independent it is looking forward to moving forward with the development, led by Grainger PLC.

A statement issued today said: “We welcome this judgment. We have been clear all along that this major regeneration of Seven Sisters is central to our commitment to improving the whole of Tottenham.

“The plans for Wards Corner will deliver new homes, jobs, environmental improvements, a broader mix of shops and a revamped market – including a great deal of support for independent local traders.”

The statement said many local people share the council’s ambition for Seven Sisters, and the authority looks forward to moving ahead with the “exciting plans”, which include building 196 new homes, a new market hall as well as 2,619 square metres of retail space.

Sara Hall, who has been instrumental in the fight to save Wards Corner, told the Haringey Independent yesterday the “battle is far from lost” and campaigners have not lost hope to save the building, which is home to a market.

She believes there is an “amazing potential” for community-led development at Wards Corner that will really benefit people living in the area.