Enfield Town. Palace Square Survey.
The Palace Square phase 1 scheme includes: new retail and catering outlets, leisure and evening venues (including a gym, cafes, restaurants and a boutique cinema), residential units, co-work spaces, enhanced landscaping and improved access to, and through, the shopping centre.
To fund these improvements, in phase 1 the developer proposes to build 350 residential units to rent; a further 250 will follow in phase 2. They will stand above the shopping centre in 6 blocks, ranging from 7-26 storeys. You can view further information about the development and consultation via: https://www.palacesquareconsultation.com/
When you complete this survey, you will be redirected to the https://www.palacesquareconsultation.com/ website where you can learn more about the plans to regenerate Enfield Town Centre.
You will be aware of the less than vibrant condition of our town centre and competing proposals to turn it into a cycling roundabout, excluding cars from George St etc. FERAA’s position continues to be that all proposals to date have been wrongly conceived from dogmatic visions of what makes a location economically and socially viable.
We have urged realism, that Enfield Town as a venue is in competition with other centres locally, and its offering must be competitive and distinctive, with access at least as good as its competitors be they Palmers Green, Southgate or Cockfosters.
Deutsche Bank developments now owns a large part of the centre, has likely acquired it at a price related to pre-covid retailing volumes and rents but is now facing lower income projections. Their new proposals, apparently supported by Enfield Planning department, offer some advances but the price is a much higher residential element than consistent with maintaining the market town character. The core feature would be a 26 story tower.
A resident group has been established to represent moderation in designs for the town centre regeneration. You are invited to submit your comments in the first instance via the survey attached, and FERAA would be obliged if this can achieve the widest possible distribution. Please paste the site details below in your address box to access the survey.
Your input at this early stage will help us bring appropriate development to the town centre and avoid the excesses now threatening it.
Thank you Peter Gibbs
Vice President FERAA
W10 BUS changes to 456
THE W10 BUS SERVICE
Transport for London is not explaining why it did not start the new 456 bus service, replacing the W10, on the announced date, nor when it will actually start. Some residents may have been caused serious inconvenience by this. The W10 is however continuing for the time being.
LOCK UP YOUR VEHICLES
Over the past few weeks there have been a number of cases of parked vehicles being broken into in Crews Hill. At the latest count seven cars and vans had been burgled, with two stolen. Lock your vehicles at night. Krook-Locks which connect the steering wheel to foot pedals are a good anti-theft device. If you have one of the coded remote keys linked to the vehicle on-board computer you can buy special security pouches to put them in which prevent anyone hacking into the fob and getting the unlocking and engine starting codes. Don’t leave any items on show on the car seats, or any valuables anywhere in the vehicle. Tradesmen should remove their tools from their van at night. Don’t become another statistic.
UNLAWFUL USE OF LAND
In the Crews Hill area
There are currently a number of issues in Crews Hill regarding unlawful use of Land. the Enforcement Team are issuing notices, but it’s a slow process. Many of us know what and where they are, but probably not a good idea to publish.
Notices regarding burning of waste and plastics
This practice has been going on for years and can contain noxious particulates causing asthma attacks, weeping eyes, difficulty breathing. Prolonged exposure is bad news for everyone – please report it to Environmental Health at Enfield Council through their website. firstname.lastname@example.org
And please let the Committee know by informing us.
45 YEARS AGO
Any questions please address the Chairman through the following address…
New Enfield Local Plan 2036 Have your Say
Enfield Council has put its draft New Enfield Local Plan 2036 on its website as part of its public consultation process. The plan will come into force in 2021 and will be the planning framework policies and sites in the borough to guide decisions on future development, investment and infrastructure.
It is important that as many Crews Hill residents as possible inform the council of their views on the plan and contribute, where possible, alternative ideas. It is very important that we do have our say, because the council says a strategic plan-led approach to the Green Belt will be a major part of the NLP.
The council is carrying out a total review of all of the borough’s land resources and the uses to which they are and could be put. Brownfield (previously developed) sites will be a major focus, and all garden centre and other commercial sites in Crews Hill are termed “brownfield sites”.
The NLP aims to meet the target of building 2,400 homes a year, a lot more than are currently being built. They must be built somewhere in the borough, so please try to influence the council in its decision-making.
You can read the whole plan and submit your views by visiting the website www.enfield.gov.uk/plan3
CREWS HILL RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
was held at Crews Hill Golf Club
Thursday 6th June 2019
the next AGM date will be posted here