Are Enfield Council’s plans to build on the Green Belt the result of its own failings?

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?”

Enfield’s deepening family housing crisis

In November 2010, Enfield Council adopted its Core Strategy. The Core Strategy is an important document setting out the housing needs for Enfield for the years 2010-2025.   The Core Policies and targets set out in the Core Strategy were based on years of extensive and detailed research and reflect Enfield’s housing needs. There areContinue reading “Enfield’s deepening family housing crisis”

Enfield Housing 2020: Needs Sacrificed for Targets

KEY POINTS: In 2020, the council approved plans for 12 major developments which could deliver more than 5,200 new homes None of these developments met planning standards for: ‘Family Housing’ or ‘Access to green space’ Only 3 developments met planning standards for ‘Affordable Housing’  Many of the homes approved will be too small and willContinue reading “Enfield Housing 2020: Needs Sacrificed for Targets”

Meridian Water could do more to help local families

Meridian Water is one of the largest regeneration projects in London.  Over the next 25 years, Enfield Council plans to build 10,000 homes on the 85-hectare brownfield site in Edmonton. Our new report called ‘Less is more’, shows how the regeneration of Meridian Water could help to address some of the disadvantages local people faceContinue reading “Meridian Water could do more to help local families”

Latest housing figures disappointing for Enfield

The latest housing figures for England published yesterday show that: Enfield did not meet housing targets (again) Housing stock in Enfield has only increased by 1.4% since 2016 Enfield is the 2nd worst performing Outer London Borough in terms of increases to housing stock Figures also show that a high proportion of the new homesContinue reading “Latest housing figures disappointing for Enfield”

Controversial hyper-density development gets go-ahead

Last night, Enfield Council’s planning committee narrowly voted in favour of plans for 1,800 new homes, which will see around 3,600 people living at the B&Q site on the A10.   The Colosseum Park scheme is controversial because of the 29-storey tower block the scheme proposes and how this will impact the Enfield skyline. FurtherContinue reading “Controversial hyper-density development gets go-ahead”