STOP THE TOWER BLOCKS ON COCKFOSTERS STATION CAR PARK AND DEVELOPMENT ON THE GREEN BELT IN HADLEY WOOD
Transport for London want to build 351 flats in tower blocks of up to 14 storeys on Cockfosters Station car park.
There will be no parking provided for new residents and would leave neighbouring streets packed with overspill parking.
TfL’s plans would also mean the loss of a vitally important park-and-ride facility at the end of the Piccadilly Line. This will deter people from using public transport especially Blue Badge holders and those with accessibility requirements.
The height, bulk, massing and density of the buildings proposed are completely inappropriate for an outer suburb. The development would lead to a significant urbanisation of Cockfosters, seriously damaging the character of the area, contrary to longstanding and well-established Enfield planning rules.
The four tower blocks would be massive: one is 14 storeys, two are 13, and one is 10 storeys. All four of them are much taller, even, than the existing Blackhorse Tower. Buildings on this scale are far too high for a neighbourhood of this kind, much of which is predominantly made up of one and two storey homes.
Labour Enfield Council are also proposing to de-designate Green belt land in Hadley Wood in order for developers to build 160 new houses. This would destroy the character of Hadley Wood as well destroy part of the ‘green lungs of London’. We as Conservatives believe in protecting the environment as well as the beauty and character of Hadley Wood.
Councillor Alessandro Georgiou said: “At a time when climate change is at the top of the political agenda it is absurd that this Labour Council wants to destroy parts of our beautiful Green Belt. We Conservatives will keep fighting with residents to protect Cockfosters and Hadley Wood from this Labour Council”
WE THE UNDERSIGNED CALL UPON ENFIELD COUNCIL TO STOP BUILDING INAPPROPRIATE TOWER BLOCKS AND SAVE OUR GREEN BELT IN HADLEY WOOD