A Tottenham recruitment firm burned down during last year’s riots has called for jobs created by the Spurs stadium plan to go to people from the area.

Angela Hall, director of 2XL Recruitment, said she hoped Tottenham’s unemployed would benefit from the £400 million Northumberland Development Project – which Spurs, Haringey Council and the Mayor of London hope will regenerate the area.

Amended planning proposals for the 56,000-seater stadium scheme were unanimously approved by Haringey councillors at a meeting on Monday night, after months of negotiations.

Ms Hall said: “It should bring more business into the area, but also the development itself will generate employment, which should go to people in Tottenham.

“For the businesses along the High Road, it should increase the footfall and it should create jobs in the community – they will surely need people for hospitality and cleaners.”

2XL, which had been based in High Road for 14 years and had 150 people on its payroll, was torched by rioters on August 6 last year, and staff moved into new premises in Tottenham Town Hall in December.

Ms Hall said that after Spurs abandoned commitments for 50 per cent of the new homes to be affordable housing and £1.2m to be spent expanding the borough’s schools, it was important the club to show how it can regenerate the riot-torn area and work with recruiters like her company.

She added: “They’ve told us what they can’t do, now they have to tell us what they can do.

“We’ve been diversifying our business in response to the riots, so we can offer positions that reflect local people’s needs – I want to work with Spurs to talk about getting people into those kinds of vacancies.”

Construction on a new supermarket and commercial space for businesses will begin in September and be built by 2014, while the stadium itself will be completed by 2016.