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The Bowes Park Community Association is committed to monitoring the planning applications in both the Enfield and Haringey parts of Bowes Park and supporting them or objecting to them if they are not in line with accepted development especially within a conservation area or are detrimental to the community as a whole.
There is an interesting document at the bottom of the page which explains why Haringey has recognised Bowes Park as a conservation area. This also gives a fascinating outline of the history of the area.
Bowes Park is a Conservation Area and this means that the area has been recognised for it's interesting and historical architecture and there are strict guidelines on what can and can't be done to properties and also trees! Below is a brief outline of the restrictions, bear in mind you will need permission for certain changes that wouldn't need permission in an area that isn't a conservation area.
Property Alterations: If you live in or run a business from a property in a conservation area you may need permission from the Council before making alterations such as cladding, inserting windows, installing satellite dishes and solar panels, adding conservatories or other extensions, laying paving or building walls. As the Council can change the types of alterations that need permission by making Article 4 Directions it is advisable to contact the Council before making arrangements to starting any work.
Trees: If you are thinking of cutting down a tree or doing any pruning work you must notify the Council 6 weeks in advance. This is to give the Council time to assess the contribution the tree makes to the character of the conservation area and decide whether to make a Tree Preservation Order.
Demolition or substantial demolition of a building within a conservation area will usually require permission from the Council.
If you would like to know more about Conservation Areas please visit: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/caring/listing/local/conservation-areas/ or please take a look at the attachment below.
Please get in touch if you become aware of a planning application you would like us to review and make a representation on. Please click here to go to the contact form and select planning from the drop down menu.
Planning application for Ridgeon Court was refused on the 20th October. This application for Ridgeon Court was brought to our attention in September shortly before the deadline for objections was reached. There was a lot of local opposition primarily because of the massive over development and the impact this would have on the New River path for those who live nearby and those who value the unspoilt nature of this area.
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