Grainger was last night granted planning consent to redevelop Wards Corner in Haringey following a dispute with residents over a Latin American market at the site.

The UK’s largest residential landlord was granted the consent for revised plans, which retained the Pueblita Paisa market, following an intervention by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Johnson called for the scheme to include the market saying it was ‘vitally important’ to the local community.

Local traders had also formed the Wards Corner Community Coalition in response to the loss of the market.

The Wards Corner site, which covers 1.6 acres, can now be redeveloped into 197 new apartments and 40,000 sq ft of shops.

The consent is subject to whether or not the mayor calls it in over the next two weeks, and to section 106 agreements.