Planning & Development

This video says it all, in graphic terms about what has gone wrong and what we need to do to make our roads safe for everyone, not just drivers. It should be shown in every council meeting, every school, every highway authority, every political party meeting and the politicians must be made to sign up for proper, real action, not the toying around the edges they normally do.

The Palmers Green Ward Forum on 9th January included lively discussions of plans for a controlled parking zone in Osborne Road and the lack of progress in implementing a low-traffic neighbourhood in the 'Connaught Gardens Quieter Neighbourhood'.

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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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Karl Brown reports on a meeting last week organised by campaigners against the replacement of the current Edmonton incinerator by a much larger plant.

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The Fox Lane low-traffic neighbourhood meeting called by Paul Mandel was very well attended and was an opportunity to hear views ranging from strong support to angry opposition. Notes of what was said at the meeting have been published on the Fox Lane & District Residents' Association website and are republished here.

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Enfield residents who take part in a survey about the council's Healthy Streets programmes will be entered in a draw to win a £50 shopping voucher.

The public planning panel to discuss the proposals to build a mixed office and housing development on the site of Southgate Office Village has now been arranged for 7.30pm on 23rd January at Highlands School, 148 Worlds End Lane, N21 1QQ.

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Feedback from a consultation about a possible controlled parking zone (CPZ) in Osborne Road and Windsor Road N13 showed that residents in Osborne Road are broadly in favour of parking controls, 9am - 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. The consultation results suggest that there is not enough support to continue to include Windsor Road.

Detailed traffic speed and volume data collected during the 'planters trial' in the Fox Lane quieter neighbourhood area is now available via an online 'dashboard'. Over a one week period in March just under 260,000 vehicles passed the data collection points - 235825 cars, 18,594 lorries, 1682 bicycles and 351 cars pulling trailers. They included 25 vehicles doing more than 70mph, of which 14 were exceeding 80mph and two were recorded at speeds between 96 and 100mph.

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As we reported in October, the National Lottery Heritage Fund has identified Enfield as one of 13 local authority areas that will be prioritised over the next five years. At the same time, Enfield Council put out a call for organisations to propose heritage projects that could qualify for lottery funding. The deadline for submitting ideas has now been extended to 14th February and the council has produced a video to encourage groups to come up with suggestions.

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