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Subject tag: Conservation Areas

12 August 2015

An 18th century stone boundary marker destroyed by council workmen years ago and left in ruins has been rebuilt by local conservation group Southgate Green Association. Local stonemasons Abacus Stone were awarded the task of piecing together the obelisk using methods adopted to restore the temple ruins at Karnak, Egypt. The obelisk is one of two remaining in Enfield. The obelisk is located on Waterfall Road down the road from The Green, set back from the kerb on the bend and hidden from view.......

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31 January 2015

The Southgate Green Association (SGA) is asking members of the public to object to an application to erect a 15 metre high mobile phone mast on the grass verge outside the Southgate Beaumont building in Cannon Hill.  The following text is taken from the SGA website:  An application has been made for the installation of a telephone mast and four ancillary cabinets on the verge opposite the junction of Cannon Hill and Selborne Road, outside the Southgate Beaumont. Jan 2015 The mast.......

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20 July 2014

A new community campaign group has been formed to help protect and promote Myddleton Road - one of Bowes Park's most important and unique assets. WE LOVE MYDDLETON ROAD works alongside the Bowes Park Community Association and the existing Myddleton Road Strategy Group to complement the work these groups have been doing for many years.  It was formed by concerned residents and traders wanting to see more regeneration on the road and protection for its valuable shops and buildings. The.......

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24 May 2014

Fox Lane and District Residents' Association are asking residents to object to an application to fell a large oak tree which is protected by a Tree Preservation Order. The tree (see photograph) is on land between the railway line and Caversham Avenue where the developers Sherrygreen are currently building new flats and houses. For more information, visit the Fox Lane website........

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07 May 2014

  Both the discussions on the mini-Holland scheme and the consultation on the future of Palmers Green raise issues about the shopping environment. One of the most significant influences on the street scene, whether in a Conservation Area (as along parts of Aldermans Hill) or more generally, is the appearance of shop fronts themselves. This can be as subtle as the colouring and lettering on shop fronts or as “in your face” as the spread of the solid shop front security shutters which.......

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24 January 2014

If you are a resident of the Conservation Area, you will have your own reasons why your home is special to you. Designation as a Conservation Area is a wider recognition of the historic and architectural importance of the area to which your property makes its own contribution. To help preserve this, you have to apply for planning permission before making some smaller changes to your property which might otherwise have been classified as "permitted developments".  Specifically, you will have.......

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24 January 2014

The Lakes Estate is an area of mostly Edwardian houses occupying much of the northern side of Aldermans Hill and the streets between there and Fox Lane.  In 1902 this area, at the time known as Old Park, formed part of the extensive parkland surrounding Grovelands House, whose owners had strongly resisted housebuilding on their land.  However, on the death of the then owner, Old Park was sold by auction to the British Land Company and the process of laying out the current roads was.......

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24 January 2014

A Conservation Area is a particular area of special architectural or historical interest, containing features which the local authority has decided should be preserved or enhanced Enfield has 22 Conservation Areas and the Council has policies in place to preserve and enhance the character of these areas.  These policies are enforced through the planning process. For each of the conservation areas there is a document referred to as a Character Appraisal, which sets out what makes the area.......

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24 January 2014

The Lakes Estate, in the western part of Palmers Green, stretching up towards Southgate Green, is a residential area built mainly between 1905 and 1914 and consisting predominantly of relatively large semi-detached houses, the majority of which still retain most, if not all, of the architectural features that are associated with middle class houses from that period. In 2010 a Conservation Area was created, incorporating a large part of the Lakes Estate, giving Enfield Council legal powers to.......

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06 January 2014

The Lakes Estate Conservation Area was established by Enfield Council in February 2010, and the Lakes Estate Conservation Area Study Group (LCASG) was formed shortly afterwards.  However, we now prefer to call ourselves the Friends of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area. We need reinforcing and refreshing and we are looking for new members. One of the roles of the group is to comment on planning applications in the area, and to keep the relevant council officers aware of planning and.......

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28 September 2013

A conservation group has expressed concern about Network Rail's planned tree removals alongside the railway in Palmers Green, which is due to begin on Monday 30th September (this this earlier report). Colin Younger, Chair of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area Study Group, has written to Network Rail to express the Group's worries that the "attention" to "more sycamore trees" which the rail company say is needed might lead to wholesale removal of tree cover, as has happened along other sections.......

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25 September 2013

Network Rail are to carry out work on trees on railway land in Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill.  The work, to  be carried out between 30th September and 11th October, will affect "approximately 10-12 trees" which have been identified by an arboricultural survey as dead, diseased or dying. The approximate locations of the trees affected are shown on the maps. Network Rail have stated that the work is necessary to maintain a reliable and safe railway and have pointed out that last year a.......

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09 March 2015

Question 1.  What do think is good about the area? Great outdoor area with 2 wonderful parks – Broomfield Park & Grovelands Park, good primary schools and good transport links to Central London. Question 2.  What do you think is less good about the area? The amount of tacky shops on the high street (e.g. betting shops, too many charity shops and most recently a cash/gold converter shop), very dirty pavements, gangs with dogs hanging around especially the Triangle area and.......

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