Subject tag: Housing

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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03 June 2021

Draft Enfield Local Plan documentation published this week confirms that the administration in the Civic Centre envisages large-scale housebuilding on Green Belt land at Crews Hill and to the east of Trent Park.

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02 June 2021

The summary description of planning application 21-01230-FUL relating to 88 Green Lanes N13 5UP gives little clue to its significance, but this is a key site for Palmers Green in terms of both its history and its location.

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26 May 2021

Developers' proposals to build up to 5000 new homes on farmland to the east of Trent Park have made it clear that concerns about the threat to Enfield's Green Belt land have not been exaggerated. The plans were revealed only a few days after a coalition of civic society groups issued a report labelling the idea of building homes on this protected land 'a huge mistake' and calling on concerned residents to write to their councillors and MPs expressing their opposition.

24 February 2021

A newly published report by a group campaigning for improvements to housing conditions in Enfield says that current plans for new housing on brownfield land at Meridian Water, Upper Edmonton, will not provide an adequate amount of 'greenspace' for the 30,000 people that the council envisages living there.

02 December 2020

The campaigning group Better Homes Enfield says plans for construction of new homes on two areas of publicly owned land are not in line with Enfield Council's own policies on the need for family-sized homes and affordable housing. It calls on the council to seize the opportunity to relieve overcrowding in Edmonton by building fewer, but larger, homes at Meridian Water. With regard to the development of former hospital land at Chase Farm, in addition to the questions of housing size and affordability, it criticises outline planning permission granted for homes built at density levels normally seen in more urban settings, but neighbouring on the green belt and without the urban style amenities (shops,cafes etc) which normally support such dense development.

14 October 2020

The architectural practice EPR is consulting on its initial proposals for Palace Square, a shopping and residential development that would replace the existing Palace Gardens and Palace Exchange shopping centres. At its heart would be a 26-storey tower. Consultation runs until 30th October and there will be online events on 15th and 26th October.

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10 October 2020

A new development proposed for Hobart Corner, New Southgate, would consist of two high-rise residential blocks with commercial spaces on the ground floor. The new buildings, providing 183 new homes, will replace the gasholder which was demolished in September, after serving as a local landmark since the 1930s.

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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.

27 July 2020

A new report by the campaign Better Homes Enfield concludes that the vast majority of new housing developments planned for Enfield neglect the urgent need for family-sized housing and for social rent housing. The authors say that far too many of the 11,000 homes 'in the pipeline' are small flats and the current strategy will not help tackle the borough's overcrowding problem and associated health and wellbeing problems. They call for a new approach that focuses on 'needs, not numbers'.

06 June 2020

A joint submission by the Enfield Society, Enfield RoadWatch and CPRE-London regarding proposals to redevelop the Colosseum Retail Park in Enfield comments not just on the specific project, but also on wider issues about housing developments in the borough.

18 May 2020

The Place Alliance and its partner organisations carry out research into and campaign for improvements to the built environment. They are currently carrying out a survey of how the quality of people's homes and neighbourhoods supports - or fails to support - their lives during lockdown. This short online survey runs until 24th May.

13 May 2020

The planning application for construction of 162 flats on the Arnos Grove station car parks has now been submitted. The application has been made on behalf of Connected Living London, which is a partnership between Transport for London (TfL) and Grainger plc, the UK's largest listed provider of private rental homes. The intention is to provide quality homes for Londoners, whilst also generating revenue, which TfL will invest in the capital's transport network

04 May 2020

A report launched at the end of April claims that there are are an estimated 125,000 homes in London with no-one living in them. It calls for a robust register of residential property ownership and usage and effective regulation of second homes and short-term lets and says that local authorities should be given planning powers and resources to ensure homes are built for residential use rather than as wealth investments.

29 April 2020

Public consultation on proposals to build two new schools and further housing on former hospital land at Chase Farm is being held online. Responses are requested by 7th May.

22 January 2020

The exhibition boards used at last week's public exhibition of the proposed housing development on the car park at Cockfosters station are now available online.

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12 January 2020

The public planning panel to discuss the proposals to build a mixed office and housing development on the site of Southgate Office Village has now been arranged for 7.30pm on 23rd January at Highlands School, 148 Worlds End Lane, N21 1QQ.

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27 November 2019

A report issued by the GLA has indicated that the Authority is in favour of the controversial application to redevelop Southgate Office Village.

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30 October 2019

Details of a controversial proposal to build 150 homes on the two car parks at Arnos Grove station will be unveiled at a public exhibition on 6th and 7th November.

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28 October 2019

Southgate District Civic Trust has restated its commitment to fight proposals for a development incorporating three towers, including one 17 storeys high, close to the Southgate Circus Conservation Area, and has launched a campaign to raise money to help it argue its case at a planning panel to be held next month. Revised proposals submitted by the developer last week include a reduction in the height of the towers, but not by a large enough amount to satisfy opponents.

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