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

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.......
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.......
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.......
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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Southgate Green's new Christmas Tree before installation of lights.  It will be officially inaugurated on 20th December The Southgate Green Association (SGA) will today be singing in an impressive new "Christmas Tree" - an 18-foot Norwegian Spruce - with the help of the choir from neighbouring Christ Church, augmented by anyone else who would like to come along and join in.  The ceremony and carol singing will start at 6.30pm. SGA was able to buy and plant the tree thanks.......

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The minutes of the planning panel to discuss the redevelopment proposals for Trent Park mansion and former university campus are now available on the council website and include some useful information about the project. The purpose of the meeting was to receive a briefing on the proposals, to provide local residents and other interested parties the opportunity to ask questions about the application and for the applicants, officers and Panel Members to listen to the reactions and comments........
The owners of Osidge (previously the site of the Thomas Lipton Memorial Home) have submitted a new planning application which they hope will overcome the criticisms of the previous application that were made by Barnet Council planning officers: “Demolition of 3 no. existing buildings and conversion of Osidge House to Class C3 residential use providing 16 no. self-contained flats. Erection of 3-storey apartment building to provide 8 no. self-contained flats. Erection of 3 no. 3-storey.......
Enfield Council has sent out a "neighbour letter" with information about how to comment on Berkeley Homes' planning application for development of Trent Park mansion and the former university campus. The Council letter also asks anyone wishing to attend the public Planning Panel Meeting to register in advance and provide details of interests/questions. Read the Trent Park Neighbour.......