On behalf of our members, the committee scrutinises new planning applications which relate to our area. These are forwarded to us on a weekly basis by the Council, together with all new appeals where planning permission has not been granted.
These applications and appeals are then posted, either by email or on the website and members have the opportunity to respond. This can be done by writing directly to the named planning officer at the Council or by contacting the committee.
Wherever necessary, and often in response to members directly concerned with the submitted plans, we write letters of support or objection to plans and submit these to the relevant named planning officers in the Civic Centre.
We pay particular attention to the following:
- over large developments
- changes from single to multiple households
- developments close to busy junctions
- developments having a detrimental effect upon neighbouring property
- developments detrimental to the area as a whole
- developments out of context with the surrounding area – particularly inside the two conservation areas within our boundary – Lakes Conservation and Meadway
- developments outside our area but where FERAA (Federation of Enfield Residents’ Associations) are considering objecting or where it is felt that the development is detrimental e.g. building on the green belt
Full planning info is found on Council Website. And individuals can submit comments directly. However FLDRA will also present cases if it is felt appropriate.
Weekly updates are posted on the sidebar (at the bottom if you are view this website on a mobile device).
The Fox Public House, Green Lanes. Redevelopment proposal
In July there was an exhibition of the proposed redevelopment of the Fox Pub in the function room of the pub. This showed that the original pub façade would be retained but the inside of the building would be redesigned with a smaller pub footprint, a flexible space which could be used for functions and a retail space. Since then objections have beenmade and proposals revised. These have now been approved by the Council, despite objections from FLDRA and others.
Significant amendments include:
· Adding a fifth floor to the building which would increase the number of flats from 44 to 54. This increase in the number of units (31 x 1 bed, 22 x 2 bed, and 1 studio and the removal of the 3 bed units) was justified as the developers would be able to provide16 units as ‘affordable’ housing on a shared ownership basis.
· The number of car parking spaces remains same at 39 but there would be 66 cycle spaces for residents.
· Specification of the size of flexible function room space as 82sqm, (current function room size is 140sqm) which would be part of the bar seating area and not a dedicated space. Bi-fold doors would be used to separate off this area from the bar area when it is in use. Several restrictions about when the space could be used and its cost were specified (see below in SDCT objection).
Planning Applications – weekly update