This is our first AGM post Covid. Face to face committee meetings resumed last year and the committee continues promoting the conservation of Southgate Green.
Committee members have attended regular meetings of the Enfield Forum and Friends of Parks as well as organised our own activities. We review planning applications affecting Southgate Green as well as new and proposed changes such as LTNs, and cycle routes.
Planning Summary Review 2022/23
Current Consultation – Proposed cycle way from Southgate Circus to Great Cambridge Roundabout https://letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/southgatecircus-gcj/maps/share-your-comments# comments to email@example.com
5G Masts – In 2021, an application for 18m mast and equipment was refused, sited on the footpath next to Sydney Rocks, on the High St. and recently, another on the Green, next to the Stocks has also been refused.
The Mesa – High Street (formerly The Woolpack)
An application (retrospective) for changes to the shopfront and lighting has been refused. This is now a matter for enforcement.
Georgian cottages High Street (56-60) Application for extension and conversion to 5 self contained units and rear block of 2 flats. Ground floor retail retained. Not yet determined.
Land to the rear of 38 High Street – Application for retention of commercial units at rear and new extension – granted and works in progress
Ellington Court – Application for a rear block of 9 flats- not yet determined
Corner of Balaams Lane – Tree removal and site for sale
Eagle’s Hill – Licensing application approved for outdoor seating with bi-annual review
Wake Up Lounge – (Pearl Lounge) – Outdoor seating refused
St. Monica’s Hall – Structural repairs to façade of building – approved and underway
9 Cannon Hill – Application for 2 storey rear extension and changes to front of building – refused
SGA, and local cllr met with Head of Parks in Oct 2022 to discuss replacement gates for Minchenden Oak Garden and other issues including tree planting, maintenance of the Oak garden and Green, footpath repairs, missing signage and litter bins etc. We are still waiting for replacement gate. Replacement trees have been planted in front of Walker School and the footpath behind it recently cleared of undergrowth.
In November 2022, we had a pop-up café on the Green with visual displays. This raised awareness of the Association an offered an opportunity for local people to voice any concerns about the Conservation area and Minchenden Oak Garden. In April, we hosted a guided tour around the Arnos side of the estate and this was well attended. A further walk is planned in June and later in the year, a visit to Canons Park with which we share a historical link with the Chandos estate. Our ward cllrs. have attended our meetings.
Denise Gandhi May 2023