Issues and Consultations
We have a number of key priority themes identified at our AGM. Members can also participate in discussing current issues at local Ward Forums. The FLDRA area is covered by 4 ward forums.
The AGM agreed priorities for FLDRA for 2018 are:
- Impact of Cycle Enfield and related issues
- Vibrant shopping streets
- School places provision
- London Plan, scrutiny
- Enfield Plan scrutiny
- Ultra Low Emission Zone
We require champions for these topics to help take them forward. Please contact the committee if you have an interest or passion and can help.
Cycle Enfield and Related
FLDRA supports cycling in Enfield and seek to encourage its uptake through appropriate enabling schemes. It is held that such schemes must also balance the needs of all residents, cyclists and non-cyclist alike. We recognise the needs of the elderly and disabled for whom cycling is not an option.
For more on Cycle Enfield visit the Cycle Enfield website.
Quieter Neighbourhoods – Fox Lane Consultation
Resident Paul Mandel made a freedom of Information request and obtained the the detailed submissions to the Fox Lane QN (Quieter Neighbourhoods) on-line consultation. All personal information has been redacted.
The analysis is his own. Residents may wish to conduct their own analysis but Paul’s assessment, published here cannot be amended.
- People who say the plans do not go far enough, have been included as pros.
- People with mixed view include many who live on the Mall, Selbourne Road, Amberley Road and St. Georges Road and the Meadway Est., who suffer from a lot of through traffic and are worried that the plans elsewhere will make things even worse in their area.
- Elsewhere, many people in Devonshire Road and Old Park Road think the plans do not go far enough whilst there is a lot of antipathy to the plans from residents in Conway, Harlech and Ulleswater.
- On the remaining roads it is a mixed picture.
- 201 (43%) Total pro
- 168 (36%) Total anti
- 99 (21%) Total mixed
Detail – Click here
Bike hangar on Lakeside Road Proposal and consultation
“Cycle parking is an important part of providing for cycling in Enfield. People need to be able to store their bikes safely at home and then have somewhere suitable to park their bike when travelling to town centres and other destinations.
Enfield Council is keen to ensure that cycle parking in public places is placed sympathetically to the street environment, whilst meeting the need for parking bikes conveniently and safely.
Requests for cycle parking should come from residents and businesses in Enfield.
There are different types of cycle parking available to suit the needs of different locations. Enfield Council are trialling secure on street cycle parking in residential areas. They can be provided where there is demand, where a suitable location can be found and where residents are in favour of installing this type of cycle parking.”
A proposal is currently being put out for consultation in Lakeside Road.
It is noted from Cycle Enfield that:
“This cycle parking is suitable for areas where lots of people live in flats and are therefore prevented from cycling, due to inadequate storage options.”
If you are impacted or have a view as you live in this area please submit your comment to Cycle Enfield Consultations
Vibrant Shopping Streets
The declining state of Palmers Green as a shopping Street was raised by residents at Palmers Green Ward Forumn on Feb 8th. We have a shopping area which although is shabby and with major sites now empty.
Action is needed if further tenants are not to leave and to have any hope of attracting new ones. Is this the best we can expect?
We have lovely shopping areas with Boutique type shops in Alderman’s Hill and Southgate Green. We deserve better for Palmers Green. We have lost M&S, Smiths and Waitrose.
Bring back the attractive street fronts with colourful fruit displays. Concerted action has to be taken. With the council, shop owners, landlords and residents working together. We must increase footfall and local shopping, and encourage new tenants to take on empty properties.
Cllrs Ahmet Oykener and Mary Maguire agreed with the concerns expressed and said that they intended to carry out a walkabout with the relevant council officers to consider what might be done to improve matters.
To quote Mayor Sadiq Khan:
“London Plan sets out a new way of doing things – Good Growth.
Good Growth is about working to re-balance development in London towards more genuinely affordable homes for working Londoners to buy and rent.
And it’s about delivering a more socially integrated and sustainable city, where people have more of a say and growth brings the best out of existing places while providing new opportunities to communities.”
Comments need to be submitted by Friday 2 March 2018.
Link to London Plan website
It is predicted that Enfield’s population could exceed 400,000 by 2032 and we need to accommodate an increasing number of people. Enfield is updating its Local Plan to address the changing circumstances and prepared a consultation document on the New Local Plan for Enfield.
The consultation ran from Friday 18 December and closed on Friday 12 February 2016.
Ultra Low emission zone
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is an area within which most vehicles will need to meet exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or pay a daily charge to travel.
Ward Forum Links
Ward Forum Dates
- Palmers Green ward forum -Thursday 8th February at 7.30pm, Ruth Winston Centre
- Southgate Green ward forum – Tuesday 27th February at 7.15pm, Bowes Primary School
- Winchmore Hill ward forum – Wednesday 7th March at 7.30pm, 59 Church Hill N21 1LE