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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.


Enfield Council is consulting residents, as well as "anybody with an interest in Enfield", about proposed changes to the Statement of Community Involvement.  This document, which was originally issued in 2006, "seeks to ensure the active, meaningful and continued involvement of local communities and stakeholders in planning".  It sets out how, when and who will be consulted throughout the preparation of Local Plan and other statutory planning documents prepared by the Council, and in.......

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The owners of Palmers Green bus garage, Arriva London ("a DB Company" - ie owned by the German state railways), have applied for planning permission to demolish two buildings next to the garage (to its east) and use the land as an open-air bus park.  However, there are no plans to expand the number of buses which are housed at the garage - the maximum number will remain at 69.  This number of buses is in fact rather too many for the size of the building, meaning that manoeuvring of buses.......

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The website Changing London has published the fifth in a series of publications which set out "a vision for London's next Mayor". A Healthy City - a city that does no harm and tackles sickness at source can be downloaded from the Changing London website.  The website's introductory page (reproduced below) concludes by pointing out the remarkable success of New York's Mayor Bloomberg in increasing life expectancy in his city through a series of measures to improve public health. London is.......

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The Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a public consultation about proposed changes to planning laws which are aimed at "streamlining the planning system".  The proposals are described in Technical Consultation on Planning (click on the title to download).  This is a complex 98 page document, but its proposals are summarized by the Department as follows: We are seeking views on proposals which will: make it even easier for residents and business to.......

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Enfield Council have refused planning permission for a proposed McDonalds drive-thru restaurant at 188 Bowes Road (on the northern side, nearly opposite the end of Warwick Road and near Ritz Parade).  The refusal notice cites eight grounds for refusal, including the proximity of Broomfield School, "unacceptable break and disruption of the shopping frontage" and the fact that its construction would pre-empt long-term development objectives for this "key opportunity site" that are set out in.......

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A planning application pertaining to a new Sainsbury's Local store in Green Lanes was submitted to Enfield Council this week.  As expected, it will occupy the premises previously belonging to the Turkish food shop 1001 Supermarket and the adjacent Palmers Green News paper shop.  However, it does not include the former Coffee Culture cafe, which last week reopened as Kiva Coffee House and Brasserie (see this Enfield Independent report.). Sainsbury's are planning to open the new store.......

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On 4 March planning permission was granted for refurbishment of Palmers Green Library.  The official planning documentation can be found on the Council website, the most interesting documents being the Planning Statement and Design and Access Statement. The exterior of the building, now separated from the adjacent former town hall, will be renovated and a new entrance and new liftshaft built on the north-eastern corner (see illustration).  Inside the building, only about half of the.......

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Enfield Council has published a draft document outlining how it intends to manage the various town centres within the Borough and is asking for feedback from town centre users - retailers, people running other businesses, shoppers and those using town centres for leisure activities. Enfield's Town Centres: Places for Everyone is officially described as a Draft Town Centres Management Framework, and the Council is inviting feedback via this page on its website.  The deadline for comments.......

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London residents have until 10 April to respond to a consultation by the Mayor of London on a number of proposed changes to the London Plan. The document being consulted on is referred to formally as the Draft Further Alterations to the London Plan. The London Plan sets the context for local planning in relation to London's places, people, transport, response to climate change and economy and all its chapters are of great interest. However, from a community perspective, perhaps the most.......

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