Conservation Areas

There are 22 designated Conservation Areas within the London Borough of Enfield, several of which are located in or adjacent to Palmers Green - in particular, the Lakes Estate Conservation Area, located on both sides of Alderman's Hill

Conservation: Related websites

For more conservation-related resources, see the groups and websites listed in the Conservation Groups category of our Community Directory

Heritage and Conservation

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.......
Enfield RoadWatch Action Group - formed to campaign against a proposal to build on Green Belt land between Enfield Town and Oakwood - have launched a photograph and slogan competition designed to publicise their campaign. So far the nearly 4000 people have signed the online petition against building on the land. For the background to the campaign, see this earlier report.   Enfield RoadWatch Action Group is delighted to announce the first 'Our Green Belt Enfield' Photograph.......
If you're not a regular visitor to Palmers Green Jewel in the North (and if not, why not?) you may have missed Sue Beard's series of reports on work done by her and others to identify "built heritage" that merits Local Listing (see this earlier report). Part of The Market shopping parade in Green Lanes, built by Arthur SykesAs part of this grand effort to document interesting buildings, Sue has been allocated a pretty large area to survey - east of the railway line, including central Palmers.......

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An application for planning permission submitted by the owners of the former Green Dragon pub in Winchmore Hill envisages some alterations to the existing building and the construction of "town houses" on the car park.  Mike and Sharon McClean, who set up the Save the Green Dragon campaign, are unhappy about the proposed changes and intend to submit formal objections. The planning application details are available online at this link (NB the link in the McCleans's original email does not.......
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.......
The developer Fairview Homes is inviting the public to an exhibition of its plans to build around 300 dwellings and a new school on Green Belt land between Oakwood and Enfield Town. The site is a large field on the south side of Enfield Road, extending downhill as far as Boxers Lake.  The proposal has already run into considerable opposition both from people living in the vicinity and from others who are opposed to inpinging on Green Belt land.  At this stage Fairview have not.......
An 18th century stone boundary marker destroyed by council workmen years ago and left in ruins has been rebuilt by local conservation group Southgate Green Association. Local stonemasons Abacus Stone were awarded the task of piecing together the obelisk using methods adopted to restore the temple ruins at Karnak, Egypt. The obelisk is one of two remaining in Enfield. The obelisk is located on Waterfall Road down the road from The Green, set back from the kerb on the bend and hidden from view.......
The project to indentify and record local "built heritage" that we have reported on previously (on 6th June and 13th June) is now well under way, but there is still time for new volunteer surveyors to come forward and for anyone to suggest buildings or other objects that they think might be suitable for "local listing". The project involves many local societies and other groups, but the three main bodies involved are Enfield Council, the Enfield Society and Urban Vision.  Urban Vision are.......

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These are the new shopfronts in original style that were recently installed in Myddleton Road, Bowes Park, replacing the unattractive frontages that had been fitted to these shops. The restoration work cost more than £200,000, the funds coming from Haringey Council, Historic England and the shopkeepers.  As well as the work on the shopfronts, new sash windows have been fitted to upper storeys. An official opening ceremony was held on 7th July, organised by We Love Myddleton.......
The organisers of the Save the Green Dragon campaign have reported that their email account has been attacked by hackers and are asking supporters to resend messages.  It is unclear whether this is an example of the "normal" type of Internet crime or a deliberate attempt to sabotage the campaign. During June hackers broke into the email account and diverted messages sent to the campaign to another email address that the hackers control.  As a consequence, the Campaign did not receive.......