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Enfield Local Plan

'Unfair, unreasonable and undemocratic': Council accused of reneging on local plan consultation promise

07 February 2024

A statement issued on 7th February by Action for Enfield's Future expresses the frustration felt by its constituent community groups at the failure of the council leadership and the majority of ward councillors from both parties to fulfil the promise made in 2022 to engage effectively with residents about the content of the new Enfield Local Plan.

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'Time is running out for meaningful discussions' of Enfield Local Plan

31 January 2024

Community groups in Enfield are calling on both parties on the council to fulfil their promise to engage properly with residents before a key vote on an official planning document that will have a decisive impact on the borough's future development. Time is running out before the council debates the draft Enfield Local Plan, yet councillors have arranged ward forums in only nine out of 25 wards.

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PG ward forum scheduled for 20th February

24 January 2024

Palmers Green ward forum will be meeting on 20th February, which will provide an opportunity to discuss the draft Enfield Local Plan with ward councillors.

Civic sector groups highlight draft Enfield Local Plan's threats to green belt and proposals for tall buildings

18 January 2024

Civil society groups in Enfield have repeated their calls to borough residents to ask their councillors to set up special ward forums to discuss the draft Enfield Local Plan before it is debated in full council. They are concerned in particular about plans to build on green belt land and for tall buildings in town centres, including Palmers Green. In addition, they want residents to call for the evidence that the draft plan is based on to be made available to the public.

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Discussing the Enfield Local Plan in your ward forums

10 January 2024

Action for Enfield's Future - a non-political consortium of Enfield-based residents and civil sector groups - are asking the borough's residents to write to their ward councillors requesting a special ward forum to discuss the draft Enfield Local Plan. In Winchmore Hill ward a meeting is already scheduled for Friday 19th January.

Council publishes draft local plan 2024 - 2041

06 December 2023

Enfield Council has today published the draft version of its proposed Local Plan for the period 2024 to 2041. There now follows a 13-week period during which councillors will be able to discuss the draft with residents before it is formally put to the vote at a full council meeting on 6th March. The revised draft retains controversial proposals for extensive housebuilding on Green Belt land.

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Call for public to attend rescheduled local plan council debate

24 September 2022

The debate about a petition demanding adequate debate about the new Enfield Local Plan has been rescheduled and will now be held at 7pm on Wednesday 12th October at a newly convened meeting of Enfield Council. Campaigners are asking supporters to fill the public gallery and, if available, any overspill capacity in the Civic Centre.

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Local plan petitioners to put their case to Enfield Council

08 September 2022

As a result of their success in collecting signatures supporting a petition calling for a debate on the draft local plan in full council, the coalition of local groups behind the campaign have been invited to make their case at the next meeting of Enfield Council, on Wednesday 21st September.

Local plan petitioners hit signatures target

31 August 2022

With one day remaining before the 1st September deadline for residents to sign the Debate Enfield's Local Plan petition, signatures have already considerably exceeded the number required to force a debate about the local plan in full council.

Forcing the local plan process into the daylight: Sign the petition to Enfield Council

15 June 2022

In a bid to 'force the local plan process into the daylight', civic sector societies and community organisations in the borough have joined forces to launch a petition calling on Enfield Council to provide for thorough discussion of the revised draft local plan before it is submitted to the official government inspector. The deadline for adding your name to the petition is 31st July.

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Civic groups unite in opposition to council green belt and tall buildings plans

14 July 2021

With eight weeks remaining for residents to provide feedback on the draft Enfield Local Plan, two of the borough's civic groups have joined forces to campaign against the council's proposals to declassify several areas of green belt land in the borough to allow their use for large-scale housing developments. A third group says that the draft plan will not solve the borough's chronic shortage of family-sized and affordable homes.

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Green Belt campaigners issue final appeal for support over Local Plan proposals

21 February 2019

Enfield RoadWatch, a group which campaigns against housebuilding on Green Belt land, has issued a reminder that the deadline for responding to the draft Enfield Local Plan is approaching - responses must be received by 5pm on Thursday 28th February.

Enfield Society comments on local plan draft

23 January 2019

The Enfield Society has published some interim comments on the draft local plan issues and options paper being consulted on by Enfield Council

The new Enfield Local Plan: Drop-in consultation sessions

21 January 2019

Dates of drop-in sessions when residents will be able to learn about and comment on the draft Enfield Local Plan

Towards a new local plan and heritage strategy for the borough

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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Ward forum briefed on local plan progress and increased requirements for new housing

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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Enfield's new Local Plan - further information events

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.......

Preparing for the future: Enfield starts work on a new Local Plan

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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