Thanks to @hellava_tough for drawing my attention to this thread. A read through the Inside Housing article will confirm a lot of the things I've been wallpapering the New Stadium thread with for years!
It has been Haringey Council's policy for many years that affordable housing in the eastern half of Haringey (which includes Tottenham) should be 70% intermediate (shared ownership) and only 30% social rented. It's the reverse in the western, more prosperous half of the borough. That was their initial response to the problem of large effective-ghettos of poverty-afflicted social housing in the eastern half.
The problem with the HDV and other "regeneration" [gentrification] projects has been that they involve demolishing large areas of existing, obsolete council housing for new development, which immediately opens to negotiation what proportion of private/rented/shared ownership housing will feature in the new development. And the private development partners generally take councils to the cleaners in these matters. Activists and local residents have not failed to notice this, hence the campaigns against the HDV and its eventual failure.
What THFC is doing, by comparison, is developing new housing on former industrial sites, which avoids that contentious issue. But there is still a negotiation about how much and what kind of affordable housing should be provided. The club shouldn't be assuming that they can just pack the area with 100% private developments. It doesn't work that way.
P.S. I didn't realise there was rented housing at the Cannon site. I'd been told it was all shared ownership. But it's not social rented (40%-60% of market rents), it's "affordable rented" (80% of market rents) - thus not all that affordable.
There's a real problem with mid-range housing in the northeast - landlords have bought up loads of property which used to be owner-occupier - although I realise the same could be said anywhere! But when I look at regeneration and development in London and then look at Newcastle it is worlds apart (I think) - all small scale here - office blocks (most empty still!), university-related, and a few new houses.