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Subject tag: Planning

24 January 2015

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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06 December 2014

The application for outline planning permission to redevelop Chase Farm Hospital is available on the Enfield Council website (click on this link).  Members of the public are able to submit comments up until 15th January. The application seeks approval for the principle of the development, the amount of development, the maximum three-dimensional extent of development and access arrangements. If approved, these would form the parameters upon which future reserved matters applications would be.......

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07 November 2014

Southgate District Civic Trust has begun compiling a list of "community assets" within its area of coverage, which includes Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill and is asking for suggestions for additions to its list.  The concept of "Assets of Community Value" was introduced by the Localism Act 2011.  According to the Civic Voice website, A building or land in your council’s area must be listed as an asset of community value if: current primary use of the building/land or use of.......

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06 November 2014

Long delayed plans to restore one of Palmers Greens' most notable buildings - Truro House, located on the corner of Green Lanes and Oakthorpe Road - are finally set to move ahead after agreement was reached between its owners and Enfield Council.   The project involves restoration of the main house as single dwelling, conversion of the coach house into a dwelling, and the construction of two apartment blocks comprising 25 flats in total. The redevelopment project was stalled for several.......

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03 September 2014

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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21 August 2014

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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11 August 2014

A Resident's Questions about Car Parking for the new Flatsbehind the Town Hall Why are there only six parking spaces allocated to the 19 “Affordable Housing” properties at the rear of Southgate Town Hall?  As a resident also living in an “Affordable Housing” development, I know that everyone owns at least one vehicle. So it is inevitable, there will be more cars than parking spaces for properties at the rear of STH.  15 spaces which are council owned are "offered" these.......

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07 May 2014

  Both the discussions on the mini-Holland scheme and the consultation on the future of Palmers Green raise issues about the shopping environment. One of the most significant influences on the street scene, whether in a Conservation Area (as along parts of Aldermans Hill) or more generally, is the appearance of shop fronts themselves. This can be as subtle as the colouring and lettering on shop fronts or as “in your face” as the spread of the solid shop front security shutters which.......

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26 April 2014

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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19 March 2014

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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24 February 2014

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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12 October 2013

The deadline is approaching for comments on an application to convert a disused 3-storey office building in Fox Lane into 21 flats. The deadline for public comments on planning application  P13-02624PRJ is Tuesday 15 October.  The building in question is Dumayne House, which is situated on the southern side of Fox Lane, immediately to the West of the railway bridge........

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08 October 2013

At the Bowes, Palmers Green and Southgate Area Forum held on 25 July 2013 an update on relaxation of the rules regarding permitted development allowances was provided, as requested at the preceding Area Forum meeting. The text of the update was included in the published Minutes, from which the following text has been extracted. Andy Higham (Head of Development Management) provided the following update on the latest changes/relaxation of the permitted development allowances for residential and.......

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20 August 2013

Enfield Council is currently inviting comments from the public on a document that will play an important role in future decisions on planning applications.  The "Proposed Submission" version of the Development Management Document is due to be submitted to a government-appointed Planning Inspector later in the year, and residents have until 27 September to send in their comments. The document, which can be downloaded from this page lays down policy for the following areas: Housing.......

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22 July 2013

The agenda has now been published online for the meeting of the Bowes, Palmers Green and Southgate Green Area Forum on Thursday 25 July. Attached to the minutes of the last meeting is a brief written update on the status of various planning applications submitted by the Notting Hill Housing Trust relating to the property it owns along the North Circular Road.  This reads as follows: Site 15abc (located at Pevensey Avenue/ Hastings Road) has been granted permission with.......

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24 June 2013

Broomfield Homeowners and Residents' Association (BHORA) are appealing for support from members of the public for their campaign to change plans for new flats which Notting Hill Housing Trust is set to build along the North Circular Road.  BHORA want as  many individuals as possible to send in separate objections to the planned construction on "Site 6" - for details of the plans, see this earlier report.   Caroline Chenier, Chairman of BHORA, has sent the following message to.......

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10 June 2013

Enfield Council is planning to introduce a Community Infrastructure Levy which would require developers to pay an amount per square metre towards the cost of bulding infrastructure, such as schools, roads and community centres, needed to cater for the new development. Previously the provision of such facilities was the subject of time-consuming negotiations between the Council and individual developers and the new facilities promised by developers did not always materialise. The amount levied.......

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10 June 2013

The Green Lanes Business Association (GLBA) is urging Enfield Council to continue its opposition to the conversion of shops in Palmers Green Town Centre into other types of business, such as restaurants, cafes and fast-food outlets. The GLBA recently raised the case of an application to convert the use category of the ground floor of 290 Green Lanes from A1 (shops) to mixed A1 and A3 (restaurants and cafes). In a letter to the Council's Planning Department, it suggests that the same arguments.......

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26 April 2013

Despite vigorous opposition from existing local residents, at its meeting on 23rd April Enfield Council's Planning Committee approved applications from the Notting Hill Housing Trust to build new flats on two locations ("Site 11" and "Site 14") near the junction of Bowes Road and Telford Road on the North Circular.  Among the concerns raised by opponents of the scheme are fears that the planned residential density is too high for the location and that there will be insufficient car parking.......

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17 March 2013

Enfield Council has now published the minutes of the Planning Panel meeting held on 28 February to discuss Notting Hill Housing Trust's planning applications for land near the Bowes Road/Telford Road intersection.  The minutes record questions and comments made by local residents and councillors, along with the answers provided by the developers.  As we reported earlier, the meeting was very well attended - the minutes estimate that 200 members of the public were present - which is.......

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