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27 August 2016

Southgate District Civic Trust have drawn attention to an application for planning permission to develop the site of the former Thomas Lipton Memorial Hostel. The Lipton Memorial Hostel occupied a mansion, Osidge, built in 1808 and later the home of tea and groceries magnate Thomas Lipton.  Lipton died in 1931, bequeathing his house to the Queen's Nursing Association.  At its opening in 1935 it provided accommodation for 14 retired nurses.  Additional buildings were later added,.......

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27 April 2016

The owners of the former university campus in Trent Park have published a response to the online petition which calls for the creation of a museum in the mansion and continued public access to the grounds of the former campus. The statement issued by the Berkeley Group can be read below.  It includes assurances that there will be a museum and that public access will be available not just to the grounds, but also - for the first time - to part of the mansion.  However, the statement.......

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08 April 2016

The Save Trent Park campaign has this week launched a new petition asking the owners of the mansion and former university site to set up a museum in the mansion to marks its vital top secret role during World War II. The campaign fears that the new owners, the Berkeley Group, intend to divide the mansion up into private apartments, which would prevent public access. The online petition, addressed to the Berkeley Group and to Enfield Council, the planning authority, is asking for the.......

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01 April 2016

The property developer Berkeley has published an update on the progress of the public consultation about redevelopment of the former university campus in Trent Park, including the historic Trent Park Mansion.  The updates summarises comments received at the consultation event in February.  A further consultation event will be held in late April. The text below should be read in conjunction with the Consultation Boards used at the February event.  The aerial view below shows the.......

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27 March 2016

The Pinkham Way Alliance (PWA) has published the text of its detailed submission to Haringey Council in response to the public consultation on Haringey Local Plan documents.  Its representations are aimed at preventing development of open land which was once the site of the Friern Barnet Sewage Works site at Pinkham Way, adjacent to the North Circular Road and Muswell Hill Golf Course. In its draft planning documents Haringey is designating the land both as a Site of Importance for Nature.......

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06 March 2016

Southgate District Civic Trust is delighted to announce that Freddie Gick the Chair of Civic Voice will be visiting us in March. As the highlight of his visit, Freddie Gick will talk about the work of Civic Voice and the Civic Movement in Britain. This will be a rare chance to hear from and speak to the man who leads this important work. Freddie Gick has been Chair of Civic Voice since 2013. He is a former research scientist and international management consultant who has been involved with.......

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21 February 2016

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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17 February 2016

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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12 February 2016

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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13 January 2016

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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07 January 2016

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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31 December 2015

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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18 November 2015

Southgate District Civic Trust is hoping to enlist the support of local MP David Burrowes for a new Parliamentary grouping that will be seeking to ensure that the views of local communities are taken into account in the planning process. The new All Party Parliamentary Group for Civic Societies has been set up in conjunction with Civic Voice, a national charity to which Southgate District Civic Trust (SDCT) is affliated.  Its initial focus will be on the historic environment, in which.......

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11 November 2015

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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24 September 2015

The campaigning group Enfield RoadWatch has issued a newsletter with updated information about their campaign to prevent construction on Green Belt land adjacent to Enfield Road, between Oakwood and Enfield Town (see this earlier report). Urgent Call to Action! Do you want developers to build homes on Green Belt land?  Do we need yet another school in this area? Do you think the local roads can take the additional capacity? Should we forget about places for wildlife and.......

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19 June 2015

Following statement appeared was posted on the Enfield Council websitewebsite and dated 17th June. Enfield Council sets up Trent Park Mansion Working Group The Council has set up a cross party councillor Working Group to work with the Receiver tasked with finding a buyer for the Trent Park Mansion building. The Group will be meeting the Receiver shortly to emphasise that the views of the local community should be taken into account in any development proposals that come forward in the future........

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03 June 2015

The public have until 30th June to comment on proposals to build a new waste incinerator in Edmonton, considerably larger than the current incinerator, which it would replace.  The new buildings would be on the northern side of the North Circular, to the north and south of the present plant, which would then be demolished, leaving a space in between.  Public exhibitions will be held in Enfield, Edmonton, Northumberland Park and Chingford. The scheme, which would cost £500 million.......

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16 May 2015

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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14 February 2015

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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13 February 2015

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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