Is Bowes Park a pleasant place to live? Do you see nice houses and hear children happily playing in back gardens? Can you shop easily and locally? Is the owner next door building a huge extension which takes your light away? Do you want to build your own extension or put dormers in the roof? Can you stick a large satellite reception disc on the front of your house? Can you turn your front garden into a car park? It’s all about ‘planning’.
The Planning portal website states that without a planning system everyone could construct buildings or use land in any way they wanted, no matter what effect this would have on other people who live and work in their area. Haringey and Enfield councils are responsible for deciding whether a development should go ahead in the Bowes Park area.
Even what seem like small changes to buildings and streets make a huge difference to the area, so if you like Bowes Park like it is, or have a vision for how it can be better, then use your power to comment on planning, and get involved by:
- Using the information below to comment on applications, or to make an application yourself
- Signing up for alerts from the BPCA, and commenting on applications
- Keeping an eye on your own street or part of the neighbourhood for unapproved building and alterations
The BPCA monitors the planning applications in both the Enfield and Haringey parts of Bowes Park. We support them if we strongly agree or object to them if they are not in line with accepted development – especially within the conservation area – or are detrimental to the community as a whole. If you would like to help in this planning work, especially if you have experience with planning processes, then do please get in touch.