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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.


Mike McClean has sent a final message to supporters of the Save the Green Dragon Campaign: It's all over. Planning permission has been granted for the development of The Green Dragon site. We made our final representations at the planning hearing last night but were unsuccessful. Many thanks to everybody who supported the campaign in any way over the past year, we did our very best and it was heartwarming to see so many people standing together to try to save our beloved pub. The final total.......

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Enfield Council has published for public consultation the Draft Ritz Parade Opportunity Site Development Brief (PDF, 5MB).  The deadline for commments is 5.00pm on Wednesday 10 February 2016. The draft document aims to provide planning, design and development advice for the Ritz Parade site and will help guide future proposals. The consultation is asking the public and interested parties to consider whether the draft guidance has captured all relevant principles for achieving the.......

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Two more drop-in information events have been set up to help people respond to the consultation about a new Local Plan for Enfield.  Originally all events were on weekdays during working hours.  The new events are on a Saturday afternoon and Tuesday evening. For information about the local plan, see this earlier article.  The deadline for submitting your views is 5pm on Friday 12th February. Southgate District Civic Trust will be submitting a response to the consultation and.......

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This article was updated on 7th January to include the two new dates for information events Over the next 15 years Enfield's population is expected to increase by more than a fifth.  A key aspect of the new Local Plan that Enfield Council has begun developing is where to locate new housing, schools,  employment sites, transport infrastructure and community facilities to provide for the additional people.  To help the planning process the Council is currently running a.......

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Southgate District Civic Trust (SDCT) is inviting local residents to help it pilot a new approach to local planning which aims to engage local communities in determining where new housing should be built and what form it should take. Intended to counteract the widespread "NIMBY" attitude towards new housebuilding, the "BIMBY Housing Toolkit" (BIMBY stands for Beauty in my Backyard) is a set of interactive online instructions which guide communities through a series of workshops in which they.......

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A resident of the Lakes Estate has contacted us with information about a notice posted outside the former Anthony Webb shop in Aldermans Hill. I just wondered if residents on the Lakes Estate are aware of the new planning notice in the window of the premises on the corner of Lakeside Road and Aldermans Hall? Anthony Webb were there briefly, but the new owner (who has stated that it will be a coffee house) has now applied for a licence for alcohol, music and TV.   I wonder if the.......

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Yet more worrying data about the seriousness of the air pollution problem in London has recently been published, revealing the level of premature deaths that it leads to.  The signs of catastrophic climate change are increasingly evident - polar ice caps melting, ice shelfs collapsing, heatwaves in India, drought in Australia and California, flooding...  So the ideal time to relax regulations designed to discourage car use in London? Absolutely not.  But a proposal being.......

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After reading a couple of newspaper articles suggesting that the new Culture Secretary might wish to relax the regulations concerning Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals in betting shops, I today sent him the following open letter. Dear Mr Burrowes, Could I start by congratulating you on your success in last week's election. I'm writing to you in response to recent newspaper reports which suggest that the newly appointed Culture Secretary, John Whittingdale, might wish to bring in legislation.......

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A national charity has launched a manifesto calling on future governments to prioritise improvements to the public realm and enable local communities to play an active part in planning such improvements. Civic Voice has as its aims making places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive and promoting civic pride.  Its manifesto, Localism for Real, was launched this week at a Parliamentary meeting.  Southgate District Civic Trust, who are affiliated to Civic Voice and contributed to.......

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