Enfield Council’s draft Local Plan undercounts the number of homes that could be built on brownfield sites

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”

New study shows that Enfield needs to build thousands of affordable homes per year.

Enfield Council’s latest “Local Housing Needs Assessment” (LHNA) shows the scale of Enfield’s affordable housing crisis. Enfield needs to build between 2,111 and 3,493 new affordable homes per year. At least two-thirds of these affordable homes will need to be Social Rent/Affordable Rent. There are a limited number of sites suitable for house building inContinue reading “New study shows that Enfield needs to build thousands of affordable homes per year.”

The GLA’s new ‘Planning London Datahub’ shows that Enfield is not building enough affordable housing

Last week, the Greater London Authority (GLA) launched its new ‘Planning London Datahub’, which is part of the GLA’s ambition to make planning data more accessible and usable.  The information available on the GLA Datahub shows that over the last three years, Enfield has performed poorly in terms of housing. For example, the Datahub showsContinue reading “The GLA’s new ‘Planning London Datahub’ shows that Enfield is not building enough affordable housing”

Failing the Housing Delivery Test is bad news for local democracy in Enfield

Yesterday the Government published the results of its Housing Delivery Test and it was not good news for Enfield.   What is the Housing delivery Test (HDT)? Inside Housing describes the HDT as “Whitehall’s assessment of whether councils and other planning authorities are overseeing development of enough homes for their area. It is presented asContinue reading “Failing the Housing Delivery Test is bad news for local democracy in Enfield”

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”

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”