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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

Mike McClean, organiser of the Save the Green Dragon campaign, is asking supporters to reply to a survey being run by the pub's new owners, Green Lanes Investments.  Mike's message is reproduced below. Friends, The developers who currently own the Green Dragon pub have, via their PR Company, started to distribute promotional material around the local area which is intended to try and gain some support for their plan to end 300 years of Winchmore Hill history for their own.......

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As we reported last week, Enfield Council in conjunction with the Enfield Society and Historic England are planning to recruit and train local community groups and individuals to help with a project to create a comprehensive new local list of heritage assets in the borough.  The training will enable volunteers to identify buildings and structures that are worthy of listing. An example of our local built heritage: the King's Head in Enfield Town (photograph courtesy of the Enfield Society).......

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The Enfield Society and Enfield Council are planning a project to review Enfield’s local heritage list and are looking for volunteers to help. The local listing replaced the old Grade III listing which ceased to be continued in 1974. Enfield has a list of buildings and features of special architectural or historic interest on its website. However, this is out of date and needs complete revision. The Enfield Society is working with Enfield Council to help to do this. Consultants are.......

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Southgate District Civic Trust's application to register the Fox pub as an Asset of Community Value has been successful.  Enfield Council notified the Trust last week that the application had satisfied the rigorous requirements set down in the legislation - the first ACV application to do so anywhere in the borough. An important factor was undoubtedly the fact that important community events are held in the large function room at the rear of the Fox.  Recently the room has been used.......

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The completion of work to restore and refurbish the Minchenden Oak Garden was celebrated on Sunday when the Bishop of London presided at a Redication Ceremony. The Bishop of London and Rev. Hazel Miall listen to the Children's Voices of Enfield under the boughs of the Minchenden OakOver a hundred people attended the ceremony, at which the Rt Revd & Rt Hon.Richard Chartres KCVO DD FSA rededicated and blessed the garden.  An oak sapling grown from a Minchenden acorn was planted by the.......

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The Save the Green Dragon Campaign is reporting that its demonstration outside the Civic Centre on Wednesday went well - they estimate that about 150 protesters turned out.  They were able to deliver an open letter (see below) to the new Mayor, Councillor Patricia Ekechi, and to the many councillors who were there to witness her induction into office. Two local MPs were among the supporters - David Burrowes (Enfield Southgate) and Joan Ryan (Enfield North).  As a result of their.......

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The Save the Green Dragon Campaign is urging concerned members of the public to take part in a demonstration at 6pm on Wednesday, set to coincide with the signing in of a new Mayor of Enfield.  Support for the campaign has been expressed by, among others, the Mayor of London. Publication of correspondence between local councillors and a PR company has increased suspicions that the current and former owners have deliberately acted with a view to developing the site for housing or mixed.......

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People concerned about the future of two local landmarks received a double blow this week, when Enfield Council notified campaigners that they had refused applications to register the Green Dragon in Winchmore Hill and the former university campus and mansion in Trent Park as Assets of Community Value (ACVs). The campaigners had received wide support from both the general public and councillors from both parties for their efforts to return the Green Dragon to its former use as a pub and to.......

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Save Trent Park campaigners are warning that delay by Enfield Council in registering the Park's historic mansion as an Asset of Community Value is jeopardising its future.  They fear that the former university campus might be sold to an  private developer at any moment, before registration is complete. Registration as an ACV would give the campaign a six-month breathing space, during which time it could seek a buyer for the campus who would be willing to guarantee the conditions voted.......

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Southgate District Civic Trust has sent Enfield Council a nomination to list the Fox pub in Palmers Green as an Asset of Community Value.  The application, sent last week, refers to the Fox's history, its role as a community hub, its prominent location and imposing architecture. Copyright Christine Matthews and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons LicenceRegistration as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) provides increased protection against sudden changes of use or demolition of.......

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The following announcement was posted on the Alexandra Palace website on 25th March. We are delighted to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded us £18.8million of funding to restore the Palace's most significant historic spaces to their former glory and secure the Palace's future as one of London's leading heritage destinations. Under the plans, the eastern end of the Palace, comprising the BBC Studios and the Victorian Theatre will be repaired and refurbished, together with the.......

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Campaigners trying to prevent the conversion or demolition of local pubs, such as the Green Dragon in Winchmore Hill and the Fox in Palmers Green, received some good news today, when the government announced a change to planning laws. From 6 April where a pub has been nominated or listed as an Asset of Community Value, a planning application will be required before a change of use or demolition. Though this will not prevent eventual conversion or demolition, it will provide an opportunity for.......

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Palmers Green residents who are angry with the wholesale removal of trees from a trackside cutting have begun sending messages of protest to a Network Rail manager. Complaints relate to a section of track adjacent to the Fox Lane bridge.  On the western side of the cutting absolutely all trees and bushes have been removed along the section of track next to the new "Palmadium" housing development.  Quite apart from the visual impact, there will be an obvious severe affect on wildlife.......

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Following the closure and boarding up of the Green Dragon in Winchmore Hill, a petition has been launched calling on Enfield Council to not allow the building to be converted into flats, retail or any other alternative use. The Green Dragon in its most recent guise: English pub downstairs, Thai restaurant upstairsThe online petition, initiated by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), says that saving the building as a public house is important because There has been a Green Dragon pub on or near.......

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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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Southgate District Civic Trust has begun compiling a list of "community assets" within its area of coverage, which includes Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill and is asking for suggestions for additions to its list.  The concept of "Assets of Community Value" was introduced by the Localism Act 2011.  According to the Civic Voice website, A building or land in your council’s area must be listed as an asset of community value if: current primary use of the building/land or use of.......

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