Subject tag: Planning

16 September 2020

Consultation about public realm improvements in Enfield Town restarts next month, when the council will be holding a series of online workshops. Places are limited, so if you are interested, register as soon as possible.

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16 September 2020

A specialist financial website has reported the completion of a £12 million 'senior development loan' to the Dominvs Group to finance the redevelopment of the Fox pub and its former car parking area.

27 July 2020

A new report by the campaign Better Homes Enfield concludes that the vast majority of new housing developments planned for Enfield neglect the urgent need for family-sized housing and for social rent housing. The authors say that far too many of the 11,000 homes 'in the pipeline' are small flats and the current strategy will not help tackle the borough's overcrowding problem and associated health and wellbeing problems. They call for a new approach that focuses on 'needs, not numbers'.

29 June 2020

The 71st year of the North London Netball League's presence in Palmers Green might herald a (literally) brighter future for netball in our part of the capital, or it could be the League's final season - it all hangs on a vote that will be taken at next month's meeting of Enfield's planning committee. Your voice too might help sway the committee members in favour of granting planning permission for an upgrade to the courts which has the full support of the Friends of Broomfield Park.

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06 June 2020

A joint submission by the Enfield Society, Enfield RoadWatch and CPRE-London regarding proposals to redevelop the Colosseum Retail Park in Enfield comments not just on the specific project, but also on wider issues about housing developments in the borough.

18 May 2020

The Place Alliance and its partner organisations carry out research into and campaign for improvements to the built environment. They are currently carrying out a survey of how the quality of people's homes and neighbourhoods supports - or fails to support - their lives during lockdown. This short online survey runs until 24th May.

13 May 2020

The planning application for construction of 162 flats on the Arnos Grove station car parks has now been submitted. The application has been made on behalf of Connected Living London, which is a partnership between Transport for London (TfL) and Grainger plc, the UK's largest listed provider of private rental homes. The intention is to provide quality homes for Londoners, whilst also generating revenue, which TfL will invest in the capital's transport network

07 May 2020

Jacob Karlsson, a research fellow in the LSE's Department of Geography and Environment is conducting research on the perception of, and attitudes on, density among residents in outer London boroughs and is inviting PGC readers to fill in an online survey. The study will be composed of a series of pictures of buildings and developments which respondents will have to rate on two different scales.

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04 May 2020

A report launched at the end of April claims that there are are an estimated 125,000 homes in London with no-one living in them. It calls for a robust register of residential property ownership and usage and effective regulation of second homes and short-term lets and says that local authorities should be given planning powers and resources to ensure homes are built for residential use rather than as wealth investments.

29 April 2020

Public consultation on proposals to build two new schools and further housing on former hospital land at Chase Farm is being held online. Responses are requested by 7th May.

01 March 2020

Enfield Council is consulting on a draft revised Statement of Community Involvement in Planning.

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22 January 2020

The exhibition boards used at last week's public exhibition of the proposed housing development on the car park at Cockfosters station are now available online.

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12 January 2020

The public planning panel to discuss the proposals to build a mixed office and housing development on the site of Southgate Office Village has now been arranged for 7.30pm on 23rd January at Highlands School, 148 Worlds End Lane, N21 1QQ.

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27 November 2019

A report issued by the GLA has indicated that the Authority is in favour of the controversial application to redevelop Southgate Office Village.

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30 October 2019

Details of a controversial proposal to build 150 homes on the two car parks at Arnos Grove station will be unveiled at a public exhibition on 6th and 7th November.

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28 October 2019

Southgate District Civic Trust has restated its commitment to fight proposals for a development incorporating three towers, including one 17 storeys high, close to the Southgate Circus Conservation Area, and has launched a campaign to raise money to help it argue its case at a planning panel to be held next month. Revised proposals submitted by the developer last week include a reduction in the height of the towers, but not by a large enough amount to satisfy opponents.

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29 September 2019

Campaigners opposed to the indiscrimate conversion of offices into flats have welcomed support from both sides of the political divide on Enfield Council, among them council leader Nesil Caliskan. Council officers are currently investigating whether there is a strong enough case to apply for an 'Article 4 direction'. This would remove 'permitted development rights' which allow developers to carry out such conversions without obtaining planning permission.

10 September 2019

Enfield Council has launched a consultation on its proposals for two Private Rented Property Licensing Schemes. The consultation, which runs until 29th November, is open to all residents, tenants, landlords, agents, businesses and any interested parties in Enfield and outside of the borough.

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28 August 2019

Tuesday's meeting of Enfield's Planning Committee refused to give the go-ahead for a scheme to build 15 housing units at 465-469 Green Lanes. The former snooker club behind these buildings would have been replaced by two blocks of flats up to 4-storeys high

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19 August 2019

A campaign group called BetterHomes Enfield has launched an online petition calling on Enfield Council to follow the example of many other London boroughs and take steps to prevent developers using a planning loophole called 'permitted rights' to convert office blocks into 'human warehouses' - turning former offices into flats which are not fit for purpose.

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