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The long and complex process by which the new Enfield Local Plan is being developed has now moved on to the "Regulation 19" phase, which provides a final opportunity for members of the public to submit objections and other responses.

One of the proposals in the Enfield Local Plan draft that the Enfield Society and Enfield RoadWatch oppose is for large-scale housebuilding on this area, which the council are calling "Chase Park" and which currently enjoys green belt protection

The deadline for submitting responses (or to use the official term, representations) is 23:59BST on Monday 20th May,

The draft plan is a complex formal collection of documents and some specialised knowledge is required to understand it fully or to submit representations that are compliant with the rules. In view of this both Enfield Council and the civil sector societies that are opposed to elements of the plan are providing help with understanding its content and the formal processes involved.

  • The council is running four drop-in sessions at which council officers will explain aspects of the plan to visitors - see the table below for times and venues.
  • The Enfield Society and the Enfield RoadWatch campaign are joining forces to help residents submit representations that are relevant and are formatted correctly. The information that they have collated is connected primarily to their concerns about: plans for housing and industrial construction in the green belt at "Chase Park" (see the map above), Crews Hill, Hadley Wood, Rammey Marsh and near Junction 24 of the M25; and for allowing construction of tall buildings in four of the borough's town centres (Cockfosters, Enfield Town, Southgate and Palmers Green). For details of their concerns and advice on how to object, visit this page on the Enfield Society website and this page on the Enfield RoadWatch website.

Once Regulation 19 ends, the representations will be passed to a government-appointed planning inspector, who will convene a number of public meetings known as an "examination in public". These will test the plan to verify that it is "sound", ie that it conforms to planning law.

People who make representations at Regulation 19 stage have the option of being called to an examination in public session in order to put forward their points in person. However, you can make representations without needing to involved in the future stages of the process.

Enfield Regulation 19 Local Plan drop-in sessions

The council's local plan team is holding four public drop-in events to raise awareness about the local plan, and to help residents understand the local plan process going forwards and how they can respond to the consultation in line with government requirements.

Officers from the team wll be on hand with printed copies of the plan and maps and available to answer questions about the plan, the documents that make up the evidence base, the formal process of preparing the plan and the next stage in the planning process - Examination in Public.

Please note - you do not need to register to attend a session.

The dates and venues below were current at the time this article was published. For authoritative information visit the New Enfield Local Plan page on the Enfield Council website.





Event 1

Community Room
Edmonton Green Library
36-44 South Mall
N9 0TN

Telephone: 020 3833 0873

Tuesday 23 April 2024

5pm to 7pm

Event 2

Sports Hall
Wren Academy
3 Chace Village Road

Thursday 25 April 2024

6:30pm to 8pm

Event 3

Ground Floor Lobby
Enfield Town Library
66 Church Street

Telephone: 020 8379 2714

Tuesday 30 April 2024

12:30pm to 2:30pm

Event 4

Community Room
Palmers Green Library
Broomfield Lane
Palmers Green
N13 4EY

Telephone: 020 8379 2727

Tuesday 30 April 2024

5pm to 7pm

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