A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
You may have seen the plans to build a 9 storey tower block with 23 new flats on Partridge Way - just off Bounds Green Road. The new block will be just behind the existing one and a real cause for concern on many levels. We all know there's a lack of affordable housing, but cramming us in like sardines is not good for wellbeing, environment or community- in mine and lots of others view!
The consultation is open until Sunday 29th. Link below will take you to the information.
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I live in Finsbury House. I'm really pleased to see the the new flats set at Council Rent rates for council tenants, rather than the misnomic 'Affordable' or 'Social Rent'. However, I'm have some concerns at the impact on light levels in my own flat, and wonder where the new residents are all going to park. Yay or Nay, the discursive framing of the 'Have Your Say' section is infantile and very limiting, so best wait for the planning app to appear to have a more considered say.
Of course we need affordable housing. The problem as I see it to this proposal is it will severely impact on not only some of the high rise tenants but also the low level development. The Cabin nursery will be worst served of all. I would suggest the noise and dirt whilst it is being built and the impact on light and sun which The Cabin currently enjoys will make the likelihood of anyone wanting to send their child there will result in the loss on amenity which has served local children well for many years and hopefully would continue for many years. It is the height that is not acceptable. Two stories would be in keeping with the houses already there and not impact on the outlook and light of the flats currently lived in. We all know the benefits of light and vista and I am not sure why council property should not accept it should be part of its high quality building programme.
So here's the Planning Application. Comments close on 16/08/21.
Thanks for the heads up on the planning Richard. I shall be making my comments and hope people on are advised it has been submitted- I never received anything so maybe that's too big a wish!
Comments have been extended until 03/09/21. Here's the gist of my own objections:
The development of a new 9 storey block just 14 metres from the 14 storey Finsbury House will severely restrict the light levels of the nursery and neighbouring blocks, especially my own. The proximity of the new build will be overbearing, oppressive and will overshadow existing housing. The proposal is sited even closer to the heavily polluted Bounds Green Road which is now permanently logged-jammed with traffic during weekdays due to Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes in the area.
Two years of construction will further pollute the area with the heaviest impact plus noise and disturbance borne by Finsbury/Newbury House residents, occupants of the low-rise housing and the adjacent nursery. The privacy of the low-rise residents will also be compromised. There is no provision for increased parking for new residents, and present provision is already over-subscribed, spilling over into residential streets.
The design of the block is incongruous with the architecture of existing buildings in the area, its scale and design out of character with its surroundings. The noise and dirt whilst it is being built and the impact on light and sun which The Cabin Nursery currently enjoys will make the likelihood of anyone wanting to send their child there will result in the loss on amenity which has served local children well with affordable care for many years.
These are not council homes at existing council rent levels, but rent is set at ‘New Homes Rent’, which is £51 pw higher than normal council rents for a two bed.
Thank you Richard- great summary which I agree with and will support.
Details of the planning application meeting for this proposal are below. Inconveniently for local residents affected, it takes place in Tottenham Hale rather than at the Civic Centre at the end of Trinity Road.
Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Location: Land at the junction of Partridge Way and Trinity Road N22 8DW
Proposal: Redevelopment of the site comprising the demolition of existing garages and the erection of a nine-storey building to accommodate 23 residential units for council rent (Class C3). Associated cycle and refuse/recycling storage facilities, accessible car-parking spaces, and landscaping and public realm improvements including a children's play space. Relocation of existing refuse/recycling facility.
The above planning application will be considered by the Planning Sub-Committee. The meeting starts at 7.00 p.m. on 14/09/2021 and will be held at Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, London, N15 4JA and available to view online. You can watch the meeting online by clicking the link on the agenda frontsheet (via the Council’s calendar of meetings
The meeting is open for the public to attend however numbers are limited. For further information on presenting your views at Planning Sub-Committee please see:
If you wish to attend and/or address the Planning Sub-Committee you must attend in person and advise the Council by noon on the working day immediately prior to the Sub-Committee meeting (for a Monday meeting this would be by noon on the Friday prior to the Sub-Committee). Persons interested in addressing the Committee in relation to an application on the agenda should contact the Committee secretariat Fiona Rae on 020 8489 3541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The number of speakers will usually be limited to two speaking in favour of the application and two speaking against the application with a time limit of 3 minutes for each speaker i.e. a maximum of 6 minutes. Please be advised that speaking slots will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis.
The committee report may be viewed on the Council’s website on the following link:
Head of Development Management and Planning Enforcement