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Conservation Areas

There are 22 designated Conservation Areas within the London Borough of Enfield, several of which are located in or adjacent to Palmers Green - in particular, the Lakes Estate Conservation Area, located on both sides of Alderman's Hill

Conservation: Related websites

For more conservation-related resources, see the groups and websites listed in the Conservation Groups category of our Community Directory

Heritage and Conservation

Following the official launch last week of the borough's new Heritage Strategy, Enfield Council is encouraging community groups to propose ideas for local heritage projects that could attract funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). Recent changes to NLHF priorities mean that projects in Enfield should stand a higher chance of success when bidding for funds.

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A strongly worded objection to the planning application for demolition of the Intimate Theatre has been submitted by the Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres.

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Southgate District Civic Trust have reported that a pub in the Southgate Circus conservation area has been demolished without planning permission having been obtained.

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An online petition to save the historic Whitechapel Bell Foundry has so far attracted more than 14,000 signatures.

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Historic England has published a revised version of its Advice Note on Conservation Area Appraisal, Designation and Management

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The Friends of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area have published a guide to replacing or refurbishing windows.

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The Enfield Society have published their quarterly newsletter for Spring 2018, and as always it's packed with interesting articles and news covering conservation matters and local history throughout Enfield borough. To list just some of the articles: Enfield's award-winning new council housing in Ponders End and Enfield Wash The Local Heritage List for Enfield (to be read in conjunction with this earlier report on PGC) Blocking of access to the historic Clarendon Arch Planting trees in.......

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Bambos Charalambous MP, Deputy Mayor of Enfield and local councillors and representatives from WMT, Mitre Construction and organisers from Friends of Broomfield Park The Garden of Remembrance in Broomfield Park which was opened in 1929 and contains a memorial temple dedicated to those who died in the first and second world wars has been extensively restored. The Friends of Broomfield Park would like to thank the War Memorials Trust which provided a generous grant that funded the.......

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Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre have been publishing videos about the restoration work.  There are three introductory films (the first is number 2 for some reason)... <?php//some text to stop all the films showing on the website home page - though it may not have any effect. ?> {youtube}QPiHDMapf4k{/youtube}  {youtube}M2R7f1BpdQI{/youtube} {youtube}9D6pJKIufrA{/youtube} ...and a new film showing progress to date. {youtube}kjH1uEKIBio{/youtube} Friends of the.......

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The Local List was published jointly by Enfield Council and the Enfield SocietyHard work and foot slogging put in by teams of volunteers has been rewarded by finalisation and publication of a new heritage list covering the entire London Borough of Enfield. The Enfield Local Heritage List was published last week by the council's Heritage Officer, but the organisation which took the lead in drawing up the list was the Enfield Society, aided by the Enfield Conservation Advisory Group,.......

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Ahead of a speech in London on Tuesday 3rd October to an audience of heritage professionals, Ian Harvey, Executive Director of Civic Voice, has called for an end to the continued cutting of local conservation officers in local government and launched a survey to investigate the impact. The survey can be filled in via surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GYMZLC2 Research by Historic England and the IHBC shows that one in five local authorities now do not have their own conservation officer. Many authorities,.......

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Following three public consultations and discussions with Enfield planning officers, the planning application for the redevelopment of the former Middlesex University campus in Trent Park will go before the Planning Committee on Tuesday 18th July. Berkeley Homes are applying to refurbish the mansion and some other historic buildings, demolish most of the more recent former university buildings and create a total of 262 residential units. A notable inclusion in the plans is the reservation of.......

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A message from the Friends of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area The character appraisal for the conservation area was reviewed in  2015Do you live in the Lakes Estate Conservation Area? Are you interested in helping preserve its character? We are a group of residents who assist Council officers in safeguarding the Estate's unique character as described in the Conservation Area Appraisal. One of the roles of the group is to comment on planning applications in the area. Another role.......

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The Friends of Broomfield Park and Enfield Council have recently been successful in securing £64,000 of funding from the War Memorials Trust. As part of the proposed project it is intended to restore the Stained Glass windows that were once set in the back three recesses of the Memorial Temple. We are now asking if anyone out there may have taken photographs of the memorial many years ago showing the design on the original stained glass before the three red fillers were installed. If you.......

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The future of a historic well in Barnet, with a Samuel Pepys association, is looking more assured thanks to a collaborative project between Barnet Museum, Historic England and the Heritage of London Trust. Barnet Physic Well, situated near Barnet Hospital on land that was once Barnet Common, was dug in the 17th century to provide a source of chalybeate spring water, which supposedly had healing properties.  The mock tudor wellhouse, which dates from 1937, is a Grade II listed building but.......

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Local volunteer Darius Hazelwood Horner, a member of the Southgate Green Association, has restored the Southgate Village Gates to their former glory. Southgate originated as the "south gate" to Enfield Chase, the King's Hnting grounds. A timber lynch gate marks the southern entrance to Southgate. The Gates stand at the corner of Cannon Hill and Aldermans Hill N14 and had fallen into a state of disrepair. <?php$ogImage =.......

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