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

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.......
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.......
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.......
Fox Lane and District Residents' Association are asking residents to object to an application to fell a large oak tree which is protected by a Tree Preservation Order. The tree (see photograph) is on land between the railway line and Caversham Avenue where the developers Sherrygreen are currently building new flats and houses. For more information, visit the Fox Lane website........

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A conservation group has expressed concern about Network Rail's planned tree removals alongside the railway in Palmers Green, which is due to begin on Monday 30th September (this this earlier report). Colin Younger, Chair of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area Study Group, has written to Network Rail to express the Group's worries that the "attention" to "more sycamore trees" which the rail company say is needed might lead to wholesale removal of tree cover, as has happened along other sections.......