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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.


Colin Younger reports on the highlights of the Southgate Green ward forum held on 20th July. Summary points Dinah Barry is the new Associate Cabinet Member for Enfield West Proposals for Quieter Neighbourhoods are being worked up by council officers A revised London Plan will probably include a doubling of the housing target for Enfield Enfield Council is working on a Social Infrastructure Study Pressures on parks/green spaces/green belt are likely to increase These are some.......

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The Fox consultation has now started. The exhibition in the function room at the back of the Fox is on until 8pm today (Tuesday). There is now more information on the consultations website

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The three companies involved with planned redevelopment of the Fox have begun posting invitations to an exhibition and ocnsultation event through letterboxes. The exhibition will be held in the function room at the back of the Fox from 2pm to 8pm on Tuesday 4th July. If you have not received a card, it is available online at thefoxconsultation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/0517_The-Fox-invite.pdf. The text below is taken from the consultation website at thefoxconsultation.co.uk........

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On 4th July from 2pm to 8pm the developers HardHat will be holding an event in the function room at the rear of the Fox to inform and consult local residents about their proposals for redeveloping the site of the Fox pub. The proposal is to restore the exterior of the existing building, improve the interior of the pub while reducing its size and using some of the current pub as retail space.  The plans include converting upper storeys into flats and building new flats above the car park........

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Healthy Streets for London, published last month by Transport for London, is an important document which outlines in broad terms the strategy that will be adopted by the Mayor of London and his Walking and Cycling Commissioner in order to increase "active travel" by people living and working in London.  The health benefits of daily activity are shown in the diagram.  Conversely, the disbenefits stemming from current inadequate amounts of activity among the general population are.......

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The onward march of developers converting office buildings into flats continues. Local examples include the distinctive curved office "Black Horse" block near Cockfosters Station. More recently there has been an application concernging the Office Village in Southgate (behind the White Hart in Chase Road) and now a property company is planning to covert the large block in Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill - Capitol House, which was originally built to accommodate civil servants.

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on everyone concerned about the rate at which pubs are closing to back a move to change planning law by contacting members of the House of Lords using the e-activist website. The owners of the Green Dragon were able to turn it into a shop without planning permission or any kind of notice, leading to the loss of a notable local community amenityUnder current planning law in England, permitted development rights on pubs mean that they can be.......

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When, back in September, we published a short item stating that there were plans to build housing on part of the site occupied by the Fox, the article attracted an unprecedented degree of interest on the website and our Facebook page.  A clear indication that, even though they may not visit the pub very often or at all these days, local people regard the iconic corner building as a central feature of Palmers Green and are concerned about its future. Not far away, in Trent Park, we've seen.......

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Enfield Council's Planning Committee will next week be asked to approve a change of use application which will permit the operation of a gymnasium in part of the Palmers Green Library that was previously earmarked for use as a GP surgery. The application to be considered at the meeting on 20th December has the following heading: LOCATION: Southgate Town Hall, 251 Green Lanes, N13 4XE PROPOSAL: Change of use of part of ground floor and basement from health centre / doctors surgery (use class.......

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