“The Drumsheds” at Meridian Water will be known to many people as a popular music and clubbing venue, however the Council now wants to demolish The Drumsheds as part of its plans to regenerate the area. The Drumsheds has hosted a wide range of events in recent years, such as Field Day, which was attendedContinue reading “Council proposes demolition of successful venue”
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The demolition of Joyce Avenue & Snells Park
Enfield Council has submitted plans to demolish all 795 homes at Joyce Avenue and Snells Park (Joyce & Snells) in Upper Edmonton and build 1,983 new homes. Summary We reviewed the plans and note the following: The full report can be downloaded here:
Enfield Council approves 30-storey tower block with single staircase
Last night Enfield Council’s planning committee voted to grant planning permission for two new tower blocks at its Meridian Water development in Upper Edmonton. The blocks will be 24 and 30 storeys tall and will have single staircases, despite calls from industry experts to ban such buildings. Since the Grenfell fire, the Royal Institute ofContinue reading “Enfield Council approves 30-storey tower block with single staircase”
Enfield is not on track to build the homes the borough needs.
In the first six months of 2022, more than 1,000 new homes were approved by Enfield Council. However, the type of homes approved did not reflect local needs or planning policy. A large number of homes were granted planning permission in the first six months of 2022. More than 1,000 new homes were granted planningContinue reading “Enfield is not on track to build the homes the borough needs.”
Planning in Enfield: Call for transparency
Most London councils publish the comments and objections made about planning applications on their website. But not Enfield. Our research shows that more than three-quarters (76%) of local authorities across London openly publish comments submitted by the public about planning applications in their area. Councils say they publish the comments in recognition of their statutoryContinue reading “Planning in Enfield: Call for transparency”
Enfield’s Housing Pipeline – 2021 Review
This report summarises our analysis of the number and types of homes that gained planning approval in Enfield in 2021 and since 2019. The aim of the report is to assess whether Enfield is likely to start to meet housing targets in the foreseeable future, and whether the type of homes local people need areContinue reading “Enfield’s Housing Pipeline – 2021 Review”
Shared Ownership homes should not be classified as affordable
Introduction Local planning standards say that 40% of all new homes built on major housing developments in Enfield should be “affordable”. Affordable is supposed to mean that the homes cost less than the normal market rate, so that they can be bought or rented by people who would be unable to afford these rates. However,Continue reading “Shared Ownership homes should not be classified as affordable”
A new “urban character” approved for Chase Farm
On Tuesday evening, Enfield Council’s Planning Committee approved new plans for the Chase Farm hospital site, which will set “a new urban character” for this area of Enfield. The plans fail to deliver enough affordable homes for key workers and fail to deliver the family sized homes that Enfield needs. There are already 138 newContinue reading “A new “urban character” approved for Chase Farm”
Colosseum Park – The safety of children crossing the A10, our response to council officer’s comments
Earlier this week we reported that Enfield Council’s planning committee had approved plans for 1,800 new homes, which will see around 3,600 people living at the B&Q site on the A10. We reported that an officer told the Committee that the development would not provide enough play space for children, and therefore children would needContinue reading “Colosseum Park – The safety of children crossing the A10, our response to council officer’s comments”
Is Enfield Council still housing residents outside the borough?
Data shows that Enfield Council is housing residents in converted office blocks outside the borough.