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Subject tag: Housing

30 July 2019

In the last few days both the Mayor of London and Enfield Council have published new strategy documents relating to tackling problems with the availability and affordability of housing within their respective geographical areas of responsibility. The Mayor has published a 'blueprint report' which sets out his vision for reforming London's private rented sector. Enfield Council is bundling together two draft strategies for consultation under the overall titleThe right home for everyone - a draft Strategy for Preventing Homelessness and Rough Sleeping and a draft Strategy for Housing and Growth.

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26 June 2019

In response to the results of a 'Community View' process held last week, in which the majority of participants expressed opposition to the proposal to construct several tall buildings near Southgate Circus - one of them 17 storeys high - Enfield Council has indicated that it will be taking steps to widen engagement in the process for dealing with the planning application, including convening a special Planning Panel meeting.

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23 June 2019

Roger Blows reports on last week's meeting about TfL's plans to build homes on the car parks at Arnos Grove station.

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21 February 2019

Enfield RoadWatch, a group which campaigns against housebuilding on Green Belt land, has issued a reminder that the deadline for responding to the draft Enfield Local Plan is approaching - responses must be received by 5pm on Thursday 28th February.

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18 February 2019

Aspirations for new homes mirror many aspects of modern society thinking. This envisages more physically active and less isolated lives, reduced congestion on the roads, whilst at the same time promoting a low carbon future. But what are we really building? Which new developments live up to our expectations? Are there some places that have got it right?

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13 February 2019

Ahead of the deadline for submitting responses to the draft Enfield Local Plan, three campaigning groups have come together to release a report which questions the need to build on Green Belt land in order to provide sufficient new housing in the borough.

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23 January 2019

The Enfield Society has published some interim comments on the draft local plan issues and options paper being consulted on by Enfield Council

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21 January 2019

Dates of drop-in sessions when residents will be able to learn about and comment on the draft Enfield Local Plan

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05 August 2018

The planning consultancy Lichfields has published a guide to the new revision of the National Planning Policy Framework

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28 July 2018

Following the cabinet meeting on 25th July, Enfield Council has issued a press release about its planned method of taking forward the Meridian Water project - major redevelopment of land adjacent to the North Circular Road in Edmonton to provide both housing and employment land.

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12 December 2017

Work on installing sprinklers in the 54 high rise tower blocks managed by Enfield Council will start in the new year. The project, expected to cost in the region of £8 million, or £3,000 per property, will be paid for by Enfield Council, but the authority is lobbying the government to fund the scheme which has been introduced in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington and Chelsea, which claimed the lives of 71 people. Although Enfield Council managed blocks are.......

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06 December 2017

Public consultation on the draft of a new London Plan (more formally, the Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London) will run from 1 December this year until 2 March 2018. There will be a consultation event at Enfield Civic Centre on 12th January, and other events in central London.  These will take the form of briefings followed by question and answer sessions.  For full information about how to comment and about the subsequent Examination in Public see.......

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27 November 2017

"We wanted to be in charge of our lives, we wanted to make things better, to live longer, to live more creatively, and still have energy to give back to the community." "This is the first senior co-housing community in the UK. We've got 26 women who know each other, share core values, do things together, and look out for each other. What better neighbours could you ask for?" The opening words of an inspiring new video about OWCH - Older Women's Co-Housing - whose New Ground co-housing.......

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24 November 2017

Notting Hill Housing Trust are inviting the public to view and discuss its latest proposals for developing a site in Bowes Road immediately adjacent to Ritz Parade.  The housing developer will be hosting an exhibition this Wednesday and Thursday (29th and 30th November) between 4pm and 8pm at Trinity at Bowes Methodist Church, Palmerston Road, N22 8RA. Plans will be available and the development team will be present to answer any questions you may have and importantly take on board any.......

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26 July 2017

Enfield Council is currently consulting on the following: Enfield Children's Centres: "providing the right services at the right time, think family, build family resilience and develop our workforce so that we continue to improve outcomes for families" Housing allocation: Letting social rented homes Parking Penalty Charge Notices Social Care Charging Policy Temporary Accommodation Placement Policy A list of current consultations is always available at www.enfield.gov.uk/consultations........

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21 July 2017

Colin Younger reports on the highlights of the Southgate Green ward forum held on 20th July. Summary points Dinah Barry is the new Associate Cabinet Member for Enfield West Proposals for Quieter Neighbourhoods are being worked up by council officers A revised London Plan will probably include a doubling of the housing target for Enfield Enfield Council is working on a Social Infrastructure Study Pressures on parks/green spaces/green belt are likely to increase These are some.......

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22 March 2015

At the Enfield Council Meeting on Wednesday 25th March (7pm at the Civic Centre) councillors will be briefed on the strategy for the provision of secondary school places and will debate an opposition paper which proposes ways of reducing the cost of temporary accommodation for homeless families. Provision of secondary school places The executive summary of the briefing paper states that demand for secondary school places will continue to rise until 2020 followed by five years of slightly lower.......

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11 August 2014

A Resident's Questions about Car Parking for the new Flatsbehind the Town Hall Why are there only six parking spaces allocated to the 19 “Affordable Housing” properties at the rear of Southgate Town Hall?  As a resident also living in an “Affordable Housing” development, I know that everyone owns at least one vehicle. So it is inevitable, there will be more cars than parking spaces for properties at the rear of STH.  15 spaces which are council owned are "offered" these.......

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17 January 2014

Enfield Council is consulting residents about its proposal to introduce compulsory licensing of private landlords throughout the Borough. The private rented sector now accounts for about a fifth of homes in the Borough and is associated with increased levels of anti-social behaviour, such as noise nuisance, dumping of rubbish, pest infestations and unsightly front gardens. In some cases, landlords are failing to control the activities of their tenants, in others the landlords themselves are.......

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18 November 2013

Enfield Council has this week issued a document in which it expresses a concern that poor property and tenancy management by private landlords is a factor behind the increasing frequency of anti-social behaviour.  It sees the problem as being so serious that "if the Council does not take decisive action, the indications are that the situation will continue to get worse, with parts of the Borough deteriorating in a negative spiral of poorer conditions - both for private tenants and their.......

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