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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.


Broomfield Home Owners' and Residents' Association (BHORA) have posted to their website the presentation boards used by Notting Hill Housing at last month's consultation about their ideas for developing two sites just to the west of Ritz Parade (see this earlier report). Site 1. The large building to its right is the auditorium of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (originally the Ritz cinema).  To the left are the existing buildings on Site 2. The two plans reproduced here show the.......

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Notting Hill Housing Trust will next week be exhibiting its proposals for further construction of new housing along the North Circular Road section of Bowes Road. The development site is marked in red. The large roof to the right is the auditorium of the former Ritz Cinema. To the left, on the corner of Wilmer Way, are the newly built Notting Hill HT flats Notting Hill Housing Trust will next week be exhibiting its proposals for further construction of new housing along the North Circular Road.......

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The Mayor of London has published A City for All Londoners, outlining his vision of how to "respond positively to pressures on growth, celebrate diversity and unite". This document sets out a direction for London, which the Mayor will later expand upon in detailed strategies, including: land use and growth (the London Plan) transport housing economic development the environment policing and crime culture health inequalities The Mayor is consulting with stakeholder.......

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The owners of the Fox are not planning to demolish it, but rather to restore the external appearance of the building, which would accommodate a smaller, but "family-friendly" pub, and provide new housing on the upper floors and over the car park.  Part of the ground floor would be separated off and converted into a retail or leisure unit.  It is unclear whether the plans envisage the Fox continuing to have a function room. This information was provided at last week's meeting of the.......

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Copyright Christine Matthews and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons LicenceThe owners of the Fox pub in Green Lanes are planning to "develop" the site - they say they are keen to "rightsize the Fox alongside much needed housing on this site". The Fox is owned by Star Pubs and Bars and the site redevelopment will be managed by a company called Lateral Property.  They are planning to discuss their ideas with local community groups and "key stakeholders" before engaging with the.......

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The leaders of a campaign to prevent development of Green Belt land between Oakwood and Enfield Town are warning that, despite the withdrawal of proposals to build houses, the fields are still threatened.  They have been seeking support from candidates for the Mayor of London and GLA members, as well as other local politicians. Enfield RoadWatch Action Group's latest update points out that Enfield Academy is continuing to press for the construction of a new school on the site, which is.......

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The Mayorwatch blog reports that the Green candidate for Mayor, Sian Berry, has warned that changes to planning laws will pose a threat to the continued availability of laundrettes throughout the capital. The risk arises because the government intends to make temporary "permitted development" rules permanent and to extend them to cover light industrial buildings and laundrettes.  Property owners would be able to convert such premises to housing without obtaining planning permission from.......

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A national organisation representing civic societies across the UK has criticised many of the main changes which the government is proposing to make to the planning system.  It is inviting members of the public who agree with its stance to respond to a government consultation exercise in a similar way.i in its response to the ongoing public consultation, Civic Voice -  "a civic movement with a strong local presence and an influential national voice" -  has expressed concerns that.......

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The Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) is calling on Londoners to object to the government's proposals to allow more housebuilding in the Green Belt. The CPRE these days extends its coverage to the big cities, in particular London, and even has a division called CPRE London.  CPRE London recently issued an urgent call to the public to respond to the current government consultation on changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) by indicating their opposition to.......

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