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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.


In response to the results of a 'Community View' process held last week, in which the majority of participants expressed opposition to the proposal to construct several tall buildings near Southgate Circus - one of them 17 storeys high - Enfield Council has indicated that it will be taking steps to widen engagement in the process for dealing with the planning application, including convening a special Planning Panel meeting.

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Roger Blows reports on last week's meeting about TfL's plans to build homes on the car parks at Arnos Grove station.

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In his response to the draft revised Enfield Local Plan, the Mayor of London has voiced concerns about a number of aspects, in particular the proposal to release Green Belt land for construction of new housing. The response also questions the draft plan's wording on tall buildings and emphasizes the need to provide for car-free development and to provide high quality routes and facilities for walkers and cyclists.

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At the moment there is a proposal to rebuild Southgate Office Village as a mixed-office and housing development, which will include several tall buildings, including an 18-storey tower. Southgate District Civic Trust is supportive of any improvement on what we see as a sustainable location, however, we feel the engagement with the community has not been as meaningful as it could have been. Join us to share your thoughts and have a say on how the Southgate Office Village in Chase Road (next to the Hart pub) should be redeveloped. This is an opportunity to discuss what you think should be on the site.

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Enfield RoadWatch, a group which campaigns against housebuilding on Green Belt land, has issued a reminder that the deadline for responding to the draft Enfield Local Plan is approaching - responses must be received by 5pm on Thursday 28th February.

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Aspirations for new homes mirror many aspects of modern society thinking. This envisages more physically active and less isolated lives, reduced congestion on the roads, whilst at the same time promoting a low carbon future. But what are we really building? Which new developments live up to our expectations? Are there some places that have got it right?

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Ahead of the deadline for submitting responses to the draft Enfield Local Plan, three campaigning groups have come together to release a report which questions the need to build on Green Belt land in order to provide sufficient new housing in the borough.

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The Enfield Society has published some interim comments on the draft local plan issues and options paper being consulted on by Enfield Council

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Dates of drop-in sessions when residents will be able to learn about and comment on the draft Enfield Local Plan

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