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Planning & Development

Planning & Development

In this section of the website we will be providing background information and reporting the latest news about specific local planning and development issues affecting the Palmers Green Community. 

This page presents all Planning & Development articles in reverse chronological order.  To focus on a particular aspect, use the navigation menu in the left-hand column.or click on a subject tag.


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.

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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

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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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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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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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