The UK is in the midst of a housing crisis. Rent and property prices are unaffordable for an increasing number of families, and rates of homelessness are rising. The London Borough of Enfield has been particularly hard hit and has one of the highest rates of homelessness in the country, as well as very highContinue reading “Census reveals why building more housing won’t be enough to solve Enfield’s housing crisis “
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Why are Enfield’s planning officers blocking affordable housing?
Plans to build affordable housing on a vacant site in Enfield have been recommended for refusal by Enfield’s planning officers. (1) This is very surprising as the scheme would deliver 106 flats, of which 100% would be London Affordable Rent (LAR). These flats would therefore help get over 100 families out of temporary accommodation. MostContinue reading “Why are Enfield’s planning officers blocking affordable housing?”
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?”
Is Enfield Council still housing residents outside the borough?
Data shows that Enfield Council is housing residents in converted office blocks outside the borough.
Why we oppose the current plans for Colosseum Park.
Will the plans for Colosseum Park create a good and healthy place to live?Will the plans deliver enough of the types of housing Enfield needs? Do the plans make effective use of the land and help protect the green belt? We think the answers are probably not, no, and no. High density housing canContinue reading “Why we oppose the current plans for Colosseum Park.”
Office conversions are negatively impacting Enfield’s town centres
Controversial Permitted Development Rights (PD) for office to residential conversions were introduced by the Conservative Government in 2013. The aim was to create homes quickly by allowing developers to convert offices without going through the normal planning process. The policy has backfired. Conservative MP Robert Halfon described PD as: “… a policy that is possiblyContinue reading “Office conversions are negatively impacting Enfield’s town centres”