The latest and final version of Labour's Enfield plan raises huge concerns and threats to the future of the borough from putting tower blocks on the green belt, to a crematorium incinerator on public play areas at the Church Street Recreation Ground. If you want to help us fight these changes join us.
The latest link to the draft Enfield Plan. Please note that the address has changed previously, but it should still be found if you google “Enfield Local Plan” or navigate to it from the www.enfield.gov.uk homepage.
Some local organisations, like the Enfield Society, also have dedicated areas with their comments and a link to the plan.
Dates to Remember
- Various ward forums and other public meetings prior to the 6 March are in the pipeline, so keep your ear to the ground.
- 6 March 2024 - Meeting of the Full Council to debate the Enfield Local Plan on 6 March 2024 starting at 7pm at the Civic Centre, Silver Street, EN1 3XA. Residents are welcome to attend, but can only speak by invitation, so we suggest writing to the Mayor of Enfield if you want to make such a request.
- 7 March 2024 - Announced start of the consultation opens for six weeks, details will be advertised by London Borough of Enfield.
- 17 April 2024 - The closing date will be confirmed when the consultation starts. The announced running time for the consultation is a short six weeks after opening (we would like more). We strongly recommend you get your comments in well before the 17 April.
Some Issues to Consider
We have a huge list of concerns with the local plan, the points below are just a few of the points you may wish to consider:
- Are you happy that all possible brownfield sites have been included in the ELP?
- Do you think more emphasis could be put on redeveloping poor quality strategic industrial land?
- Do you agree with proposals in the plan to build on green belt land?
- Do you agree with proposals to build on the small green spaces in some of our most urban areas?
- Are you happy with how some areas of the borough seem to be largely ignored by the plan or have been ruled out with little actually planned to happen to them?
- Do you believe there that its choice between green space or building, or are their places in Enfield which should be focused on instead?
- Do you think its right to build a crematorium incinerator on Church Street Recreation Ground, up to 10m from people's houses?
- Do you agree with the redevelopment of Sainsburys in Winchmore Hill for housing?
- Do you agree with the redevelopment of the car parks for housing?
- Do you agree with the proposals to build tall buildings near conservation areas?
- Do you agree with the proposal for closing and redeveloping Whitewebbs golf course and nearby land?
- Do you believe that the building on Vicarage Farm (the green space you see on the road from Slades Hill to Oakwood Station) will make the borough greener?
- Do you agree with the proposal to build 3000 houses at Crews Hill?
Reading the Plan
A few basic tips for anyone not used to wading through big documents:
- Don’t try to read it all at once, flick through it and get a sense of structure and where the interesting bits sit.
- Do make notes and make sure you reference where you saw a point. This can be helpful when you are looking back to check something.
- Do read analytically. Are the assertions made correct? What evidence is offered? What is missing from what is said? Is there a better/different way? Does it make sense?
Having Your Say
Labour will ignore all previous consultation comments, so if its still in the plan you need to say it again in the coming consultation. The Enfield Local Plan may be the most significant document you will ever read concerning Enfield’s future, it is very important that you do comment. When you comment its important to put it in terms of impact and evidence, rather simply if you think something is good or terrible. If you object to something, explain how you think it will effect the area, similarly if you think how a change might improve things.
PLEASE DON’T FORGET:
Do not send your comments in until the consultation starts on the 7 March.
Please note all information here is published as the latest information we have received, please check source information where appropriate.