We are working on a new Local Plan to shape how Enfield is developed in the future.
For more information, see our Draft New Local Plan page.
The seven north London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest are preparing a joint North London Waste Plan (NLWP).
The waste plan will identify a wide range of suitable land for the management of all North London's waste up to 2035. It will include policies and guidelines for determining planning applications for waste developments.
The plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 8 August 2019. It is being examined by an independent Planning Inspector (Mr Stephen Normington) whose role is to assess whether the plan complies with the legal requirements and is sound.
In response to the issues raised in the hearing sessions held in November 2019, the north London boroughs have prepared a Schedule of Proposed Modifications to the NLWP. This document has been published for consultation along with a Sustainability Appraisal Addendum, Habitat Regulations Assessment and other supporting documents. View the examination documents.
The Inspector considers that the format of the Schedule of Proposed Modifications is suitable for public consultation, however the modifications are put forward without prejudice to the Inspector's final conclusions.
The consultation runs from 29 October to 10 December 2020. Representations received after 10 December 2020 cannot be accepted.
The consultation is seeking views on the proposed main modifications. It is not an opportunity to raise matters that either were, or could have been, part of the earlier representations or hearings on the submitted plan. Comments should focus on whether the main modifications comply with the legal requirements and are considered sound.
For more information, visit North London Waste Plan.
As part of the plan making process, the council is carrying out a call for sites. We are inviting anyone with an interest in land, potential sites, and broad locations for development, to submit these to us for consideration.
We have an identified need to provide an additional 50 hectares of land for industry and logistics over the plan period. So we are especially interested to hear about sites which have potential to be used for employment activities.
The Publication London Plan also identifies a need for us to deliver 1246 homes per year, so we would be interested to hear proposals for small and medium sites for housing, particularly in the built-up areas of Enfield.
We would also welcome the submission of sites suitable for office uses in town centres.
The purpose of the call for sites is to establish what land is potentially available in the borough. The land submitted will form an important part of the evidence base that underpins the spatial pattern of development included in the Local Plan.
The council will then assess all the sites received for their suitability for inclusion in the Local Plan Review.
A previous call for sites was an important early step in the review of the new Local Plan, which was open between 5 December 2018 to 6 March 2020. If you have previously submitted your site, and there is no material change to your last submission, we don't need anything further from you.
If you have new sites to submit, or would like to provide updated information, you can complete the call for sites submission form (PDF), and send to us by email at email@example.com, quoting 'call for sites' in the subject line.
Please provide your responses by no later than Friday 26 February 2021. Responses after this date will be accepted on an ongoing rolling basis. However, where sites are received after work on a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) update has already begun, the council will include sites within the next Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) update unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Submitting a site through the call for sites does not mean we will include it in our Local Plan Review or grant planning permission on it in the future. It will give us a starting list of sites to consider.
Not all sites submitted will be developed. The sites that have been submitted are an expression of interest by the landowner or developer. It provides the council with a long list of potential sites to choose from. There has been much more land submitted than will be needed for the 1,246 new homes per year, which the Mayor says need to be built in our borough from 2021, and which the Local Plan needs to plan for.
We are currently gathering evidence for the Local Plan. The sites from the call for sites are evidence of potential land supply. We are also gathering other evidence on issues such as housing need, employment land need and retail need, amongst others. This information will feed into a future consultation on the Local Plan Review.
If you want to be kept informed of the Local Plan, register by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hadley Wood Neighbourhood Forum has applied for redesignation as the neighbourhood forum for the Hadley Wood Neighbourhood Area.
The Hadley Wood Neighbourhood Area and the Forum were designated on 7 July 2015. The forum's designation lasts for five years and expired on 6 July 2020. The forum has applied to the council to formally renew its designation, in line with the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the Localism Act 2011, and the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The neighbourhood area boundary remains identical to the original boundary that was designated in 2015.
Renewal will enable the forum to continue carrying out neighbourhood planning matters in Hadley Wood Neighbourhood Area. The forum is required to have a written constitution that describes the basic framework of the organisation and a minimum of 21 members.
The documents below will help inform your decision about whether or not the emerging forum would work towards a shared vision of the proposed area, and also if you agree to the objectives the forum want to achieve by drafting a neighbourhood development plan. This includes the groups written constitution, application forms and supporting statements as to why they have decided to apply for redesignation of the forum.
The application documents include, among other things, the map of the Hadley Wood Neighbourhood Planning Area, and the forum's constitution:
The council is now seeking views and comments on the application from residents and other interested stakeholders. All comments must be sent by email to LocalPlan@enfield.gov.uk by Friday 9 October 2020.
If the council approves the renewal application, no other organisation can be designated as a neighbourhood forum (for the purposes of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and the Localism Act 2011) in the Hadley Wood Neighbourhood Area until the designation is withdrawn or expires. This will only affect the ability to use neighbourhood planning powers. It won't affect the establishment or existence of any other community, charitable, neighbourhood or voluntary organisations in the area.
Activity that has taken place on neighbourhood planning in Enfield is as follows:
Neighbourhood planning gives communities the power to shape the development and growth of their local area. The Localism Act 2011 enables local community groups, subject to certain rules, to apply to the council for designation of neighbourhood forums and neighbourhood areas.
If approval is given for both, then the forum is entitled (although not obliged) to commence the preparation of Neighbourhood Development Plans and/or Neighbourhood Development Orders. In other words, they can choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on design, and specify what supporting facilities are needed. They can even obtain permission for new buildings they want to see go ahead.
Neighbourhood Development Plans must have regard to national policy and advice, and generally conform to the strategic policies of the Local Plan. The government has agreed that communities having a neighbourhood plan in place will benefit from 25% of the revenues from the Community Infrastructure Levy arising from the development in their area.
A neighbourhood area is the local area within which neighbourhood planning can take place. It has a boundary that is proposed by the community and designated by the council. It also needs to be large enough to be able to draw sufficient membership to create a neighbourhood forum.
A neighbourhood forum is a group that leads the neighbourhood planning process in a neighbourhood area. The group must apply to the council to be designated as a neighbourhood forum. To be approved, it must meet a number of requirements. These include having a minimum of 21 members who either live or work in the neighbourhood area, or are a councillor of a ward covering that area. It should also, in general, be demographically representative of the area it covers.
Following a public consultation exercise approval was given by the Local Plan Cabinet Sub Committee on 7 July 2015 for the designation of the neighbourhood forum and a revised neighbourhood area. The Public Notice Approval of Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum (PDF) sets out details of these designations.
Find details of the applications:
An application for a neighbourhood forum at Angel Edmonton was approved by Enfield Council on 22 November 2016. The application for the neighbourhood area has been withdrawn.
Details are as follows:
Our new Local Plan will shape the development of Enfield over the next 15 years. It will set priorities and make choices about the kind of place Enfield will be in the future. It will define the direction we will take and help us create policies which will be used to assess development proposals.
The new Local Plan will involve making choices about the role Enfield will play, what level and type of growth we want to achieve, and the character Enfield will have in 2039 and beyond.
To give your views, complete the online survey by Wednesday 24 February.
The Local Plan for Enfield is a framework that helps protect our environment and heritage whilst shaping and guiding growth and development.
For the latest information on our planning policy documents, related planning news and progress of the emerging Enfield Local Plan, view the planning newsletter (PDF).
To receive Local Plan updates, email email@example.com.