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21 November 2018

Enfield Council will soon begin a new consultation phase as part of the process of developing a Local Plan for the period up to 2036. As part of the work a draft version of a new Heritage Strategy has been published.

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31 October 2018

Sign a petition to protect a local nature conservation site from industrial development

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17 October 2018

As part of their long-running fight to protect a nature conservation site from industrial development, the Pinkham Way Alliance have this week called for all supporters to fill the public gallery at a meeting on Thursday evening.

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05 August 2018

The planning consultancy Lichfields has published a guide to the new revision of the National Planning Policy Framework

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28 July 2018

Following the cabinet meeting on 25th July, Enfield Council has issued a press release about its planned method of taking forward the Meridian Water project - major redevelopment of land adjacent to the North Circular Road in Edmonton to provide both housing and employment land.

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17 July 2018

The first issue of London Ideas has been published online by the Centre for London

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06 December 2017

Public consultation on the draft of a new London Plan (more formally, the Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London) will run from 1 December this year until 2 March 2018. There will be a consultation event at Enfield Civic Centre on 12th January, and other events in central London.  These will take the form of briefings followed by question and answer sessions.  For full information about how to comment and about the subsequent Examination in Public see.......

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29 November 2017

At its meeting on 15th November Enfield Council's Cabinet agreed to continue negotiations with Metaswitch Networks about the possible construction of a new headquarters building for the IT firm on the land currently occupied by the Genotin Road car park in Enfield Town. Metaswitch, located in three buildings in Enfield, wishes to consolidate on a single site.  As well as Enfield, it has been looking at the possiblity of moving its HQ abroad. Metaswitch, described as "the world’s.......

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28 November 2017

The draft London Plan, which will be released later this week, will include measures to encourage cycling and walking while discouraging driving. The proposals are aligned with the draft Mayor's Transport Strategy, which envisages increasing the proportion of trips in London made on foot, by cycle or using public transport to 80 per cent by 2041, compared to 64 per cent now, meaning an average of three million fewer car journeys in London each day. The proposals have been welcomed by Dr Yvonne.......

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30 August 2017

The Council is seeking views on reviewing the current street trading policy. Street trading can cover tables and chairs and the display of goods on the pavement. Currently, the policy only permits street trading licences for tables and chairs on the pavement outside restaurants, cafes and pubs in certain designated streets, and the sale of goods from seasonal and farmers markets and the sale of goods from a small number of very longstanding stalls.

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26 July 2017

Following complaints about consultation arrangements, Enfield Council has now extended the deadline for commenting on the draft Enfield Town Framework Master Plan until 25th September and has arranged some additional "drop-in" events on top of the event scheduled for Thursday 27th July (6pm to 8pm in the Civic Centre). The additional drop-in events are all at Enfield Town Library: Wednesday 9 August 12-2pm Saturday 12 August 1-3pm Thursday 24 August 12-2pm Some of the questions that the.......

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21 July 2017

Colin Younger reports on the highlights of the Southgate Green ward forum held on 20th July. Summary points Dinah Barry is the new Associate Cabinet Member for Enfield West Proposals for Quieter Neighbourhoods are being worked up by council officers A revised London Plan will probably include a doubling of the housing target for Enfield Enfield Council is working on a Social Infrastructure Study Pressures on parks/green spaces/green belt are likely to increase These are some.......

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05 March 2017

Healthy Streets for London, published last month by Transport for London, is an important document which outlines in broad terms the strategy that will be adopted by the Mayor of London and his Walking and Cycling Commissioner in order to increase "active travel" by people living and working in London.  The health benefits of daily activity are shown in the diagram.  Conversely, the disbenefits stemming from current inadequate amounts of activity among the general population are.......

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28 February 2017

Business and energy secretary Greg Clark has given the go-ahead to a new energy-from-waste plant at the Edmonton EcoPark. The plans were approved following an examination by the Planning Inspectorate which began in February 2016. It will replace Edmonton’s existing energy-from-waste facility (easily seen from the North Circular and many local spots with an easterly viewpoint) with a new plant which, unlike the old one, will produce heat as well as power. Site preparations are currently.......

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21 February 2017

The onward march of developers converting office buildings into flats continues. Local examples include the distinctive curved office "Black Horse" block near Cockfosters Station. More recently there has been an application concernging the Office Village in Southgate (behind the White Hart in Chase Road) and now a property company is planning to covert the large block in Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill - Capitol House, which was originally built to accommodate civil servants.

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27 January 2017

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on everyone concerned about the rate at which pubs are closing to back a move to change planning law by contacting members of the House of Lords using the e-activist website. The owners of the Green Dragon were able to turn it into a shop without planning permission or any kind of notice, leading to the loss of a notable local community amenityUnder current planning law in England, permitted development rights on pubs mean that they can be.......

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13 December 2016

Enfield Council's Planning Committee will next week be asked to approve a change of use application which will permit the operation of a gymnasium in part of the Palmers Green Library that was previously earmarked for use as a GP surgery. The application to be considered at the meeting on 20th December has the following heading: LOCATION: Southgate Town Hall, 251 Green Lanes, N13 4XE PROPOSAL: Change of use of part of ground floor and basement from health centre / doctors surgery (use class.......

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07 December 2016

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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11 November 2016

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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09 November 2016

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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