The senior councillor in charge of the regeneration of Tottenham has promised to listen to the area’s traders over their fears of being forced to relocate.

Alan Strickland, the councillor responsible for regeneration, made the statement after business owners in High Road accused Haringey Borough Council of pushing them out of the area.

Concerns were sparked because of the consultation for the regeneration of High Road West.

Of the three redevelopment options presented to the public, none offered a scenario in which the shops remained at their current sites.

The shopkeepers argued that they have been in the area for decades, they are part of the community and the council should be trying to help them rather than making them start from scratch.

Cllr Strickland responded to these accusations and said: “No decisions have been made, and we’ve received a range of different views from residents and businesses which we are currently considering.

“I understand that some businesses have concerns and I’ve met with those that could be affected by any redevelopments to listen to their views.

“There will be more opportunities for people to have their say on more detailed proposals later this year.

“Our business steering group will meet for the first time this week to work through issues with local traders and ensure they have a strong voice as together we look to bring the change that residents have told us they want to see.”