On 5th April 2022, Enfield Dispatch reported an interview with Nesil Caliskan, the leader of Enfield Labour, in which Cllr Caliskan made a number of claims about housing in Enfield. We fact-checked these claims and found a number were misleading. The claims and a summary of the results of our fact checking are set outContinue reading “Are Nesil Caliskan’s Housing Claims Accurate?”
We have now submitted our response to the Draft Local Plan, which can be downloaded here (84 pages). In our opinion, which is based on our detailed analysis of both the Draft Local Plan (DLP) and the accompanying Evidence Base, the DLP will not deliver the type of housing Enfield needs or make the bestContinue reading “This plan is not the plan Enfield needs: Better Homes Enfield’s response to Draft Local Plan Reg 18 Consultation”
In July we wrote to Enfield Council to express our concerns about the Draft Local Plan Consultation and have decided to publish our letter. The full letter can be downloaded here. In summary, our concerns are that: Important information is missing from the draft Local Plan, making it impossible to give a fully consideredContinue reading “Local Plan Consultation: Better Homes Enfield complaint letter”
There is an urgent need for more affordable housing. Enfield needs around 10,500 affordable homes, including 3,500 Social Rent homes with 3+ bedrooms. These family homes are needed to provide permanent and safe housing for the thousands of families with children currently living in temporary accommodation and in other unsuitable conditions across Enfield e.g. inContinue reading “Building in Green Belt areas will not deliver the affordable housing Enfield Council claims”
Housing built on small sites plays a very important role in delivering new housing in London, so why hasn’t small site housing been properly accounted for in Enfield Council’s draft Local Plan?
Enfield Council’s draft Local Plan says that 25,000 homes need to be built in Enfield over the next 20-years. The council claims there are not enough brownfield sites to accommodate these homes, so 6,500 need to be built in greenbelt areas. In this paper we explain why this claim is incorrect. There are many benefitsContinue reading “Enfield Council’s draft Local Plan undercounts the number of homes that could be built on brownfield sites”
Planning officers and senior leaders at Enfield Council have been repeatedly warned about the lack of family housing being built on housing developments in Enfield, but these warnings were either ignored or argued against, despite clear breaches of planning policy. Scroll forward, and the council now plans to build on large parts of Enfield’sContinue reading “Are Enfield Council’s plans to build on the Green Belt the result of its own failings?”