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The Fox

The Fox: news, certainly some good but also, perhaps, some bad

07 February 2024

Karl Brown was at the meeting of the council's Licensing Committee which considered the future of the Fox's premises licence.

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Petition launched after Fox loses its entertainment licence

03 January 2024

Following the suspension of the Fox's entertainment licence because of complaints from neighbours, an online petition to Enfield Council in support of permitting live music has amassed more than a thousand signatures.

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PG landmark pub reopens

03 February 2023

Four and a half years after closing to enable redevelopment of its car park into flats, Palmers Green's landmark pub, the Fox, is back in business.

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The Fox emerges after a long hibernation

01 February 2023

This week Palmers Green's most notable Fox will be coming out of a very long hibernation. Much of the credit for its survival belongs to Sue Beard, the local chronicler behind the website Palmers Green Jewel in the North.

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The Fox: Offering a warm Irish welcome from January?

30 November 2022

Notices displayed in the windows of the Fox on Wednesday, announcing its reopening in January as part of the Akw Pubs/Whelan's chain and advertising for staff, had disappeared by 4pm.

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Finance agreed for Fox redevelopment

16 September 2020

A specialist financial website has reported the completion of a £12 million 'senior development loan' to the Dominvs Group to finance the redevelopment of the Fox pub and its former car parking area.

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For sale: One Fox Lane

18 July 2018

The Fox and its car park are (or were) up for sale. The estate agents Knight Frank, under instruction from the current owners of the site, have been inviting potential developers to bid for 'One Fox Lane'.

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Revised Fox planning application submitted

06 March 2018

The Lateral Property Group have submitted an amended version of their planning application to develop the Fox pub and its car park.  Following public consultation and discussions with Enfield planning officers, the new application is for an increased number of flats (54 rather than 44), of which 30 per cent would be classified as "affordable" (compared with a target set by the Mayor of London at 50 per cent). Planning application summaries compared Original application 17/03634/FUL |.......

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Notes from Palmers Green Ward Forum

11 February 2018

The following is a brief outline of some of the points raised at the Palmers Green Ward Forum on 8th February. There is another summary, by Sarah Dodgson, on the Enfield Voices Facebook page, produced as part of the Enfield Voices Citizen Journalism initiative.  There is also a video recording of the meeting made by Francis Sealey that he live streamed on Facebook (which not everyone can view - I'm one of those who can't, so I'm relying entirely on the notes I made at the meeting)........

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Second group submits an objection to the Fox redevelopment proposals

03 November 2017

The Friends of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area have submitted an objection to the planning application by Star Pubs and Bars and the Lateral Property Group to redevelop the Fox pub and its car park. This follows a few days after an objection was submitted by Talkies Community Cinema. Artist's impression of the proposed Fox Lane block: "crude and unattractive ... its brutality is reinforced by the eight balconies and five double height windows set within further rectangular 'frames'"Like.......

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Talkies submits objection to Fox redevelopment plans

30 October 2017

How the Fox development would look from Green Lanes - an artist's impression from the planning applicationAhead of consideration by the Enfield Planning Committee of the planning application for redevelopment of the Fox pub, which is expected soon, an objection has been submitted by Talkies Community Cinema.  The grounds are that the proposed replacement of the function room by a smaller "flexible space" would jeopardise the Fox's status as a registered Asset of Community Value........

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Fox redevelopment: Planning application submitted

13 September 2017

Star Pubs and Bars and the Lateral Property Group have now submitted a planning application for redevelopment of the Fox pub and car park. There appear to be only small changes to the plans that were on show at the public exhibition held this July. The planning application 17/03634/FUL | Redevelopment of site involving partial demolition of existing buildings to provide refurbished public house (A4) and commercial unit (A1-A5, D2) on the ground floor together with erection of 44.......

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The Fox consultation has now begun

04 July 2017

The Fox consultation has now started. The exhibition in the function room at the back of the Fox is on until 8pm today (Tuesday). There is now more information on the consultations website

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Invitations go out for Fox redevelopment exhibition

19 June 2017

The three companies involved with planned redevelopment of the Fox have begun posting invitations to an exhibition and ocnsultation event through letterboxes. The exhibition will be held in the function room at the back of the Fox from 2pm to 8pm on Tuesday 4th July. If you have not received a card, it is available online at thefoxconsultation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/0517_The-Fox-invite.pdf. The text below is taken from the consultation website at thefoxconsultation.co.uk........

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Consultation event: Redevelopment of the Fox pub

13 June 2017

On 4th July from 2pm to 8pm the developers HardHat will be holding an event in the function room at the rear of the Fox to inform and consult local residents about their proposals for redeveloping the site of the Fox pub. The proposal is to restore the exterior of the existing building, improve the interior of the pub while reducing its size and using some of the current pub as retail space.  The plans include converting upper storeys into flats and building new flats above the car park........

Redeveloping the Fox: Opportunities and risks

20 December 2016

When, back in September, we published a short item stating that there were plans to build housing on part of the site occupied by the Fox, the article attracted an unprecedented degree of interest on the website and our Facebook page.  A clear indication that, even though they may not visit the pub very often or at all these days, local people regard the iconic corner building as a central feature of Palmers Green and are concerned about its future. Not far away, in Trent Park, we've seen.......

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The Fox - what the developers have in mind

11 October 2016

The owners of the Fox are not planning to demolish it, but rather to restore the external appearance of the building, which would accommodate a smaller, but "family-friendly" pub, and provide new housing on the upper floors and over the car park.  Part of the ground floor would be separated off and converted into a retail or leisure unit.  It is unclear whether the plans envisage the Fox continuing to have a function room. This information was provided at last week's meeting of the.......

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The Fox - housing development planned

08 September 2016

Copyright Christine Matthews and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons LicenceThe owners of the Fox pub in Green Lanes are planning to "develop" the site - they say they are keen to "rightsize the Fox alongside much needed housing on this site". The Fox is owned by Star Pubs and Bars and the site redevelopment will be managed by a company called Lateral Property.  They are planning to discuss their ideas with local community groups and "key stakeholders" before engaging with the.......

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Fox registered as an Asset of Community Value

02 June 2015

Southgate District Civic Trust's application to register the Fox pub as an Asset of Community Value has been successful.  Enfield Council notified the Trust last week that the application had satisfied the rigorous requirements set down in the legislation - the first ACV application to do so anywhere in the borough. An important factor was undoubtedly the fact that important community events are held in the large function room at the rear of the Fox.  Recently the room has been used.......

Fox nominated as an Asset of Community Value

08 April 2015

Southgate District Civic Trust has sent Enfield Council a nomination to list the Fox pub in Palmers Green as an Asset of Community Value.  The application, sent last week, refers to the Fox's history, its role as a community hub, its prominent location and imposing architecture. Copyright Christine Matthews and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons LicenceRegistration as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) provides increased protection against sudden changes of use or demolition of.......

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