Planning White Paper Consultation


In August 2020, the Government introduced a Planning White Paper (PWP), which proposed a radical change to the planning system in this country.  The PWP generated considerable debate nationally as it sought to make radical changes to the planning system.


The Southgate District Civic Voice Environment & Planning Group, spent considerable time discussing and debating the PWP and you can see our response to the consultation in full here:


SDCV response


Further information and responses from Civic Voice and the London Forum can be found here:


CIVIC VOICE response




We do not know what, if any, changes will be made as a result of the consultation responses.  However, SDCV will continue to keep members updated as we hear more.








Member of Civic Voice and London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies


Enfield Council Consultation:

Blue Green Strategy



This consultation sets out the proposed strategy for Enfield Council to work with a wide range of key stakeholders and partners to deliver improvements to the quality, condition and value of the borough’s parks, trees, open spaces, routes and watercourses. 


Once adopted, the Strategy will replace the existing Parks and Open Space Strategy and Biodiversity Action Plan and will be used to guide the provision of blue-green infrastructure in association with future development. 



The Southgate District Civic Voice Environment & Planning Group discussed these proposals and have responsed. 




Government Consultation:

Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure



In December 2020, the Government consulted on proposed measures to support housing delivery, economic recovery, and public service infrastructure.  The consultation sought views on proposed new permitted development rights for the change of use from Commercial, Business and Service use to residential to create new homes.  In addition it sought to simplify and consolidating existing permitted development rights following changes to the Use Classes Order.


The Southgate District Civic Voice Environment & Planning Group discussed and debated these proposals and you can see our response here:


SDCV response


The Civic Voice response can be found here:


CIVIC VOICE response




Draft Enfield Local Plan 2019-2039 consultation



This consultation sets out the draft Enfield Local Plan for consultation. Enfield Council needs to prepare a new Local Plan to sustainably address housing, employment, infrastructure and other land use needs. It should show how Enfield intends to create high quality places that tackle climate change, the nature emergency, inequalities, and promote health and well-being.


The Enfield Local Plan 2019-2039, will provide a single planning policy document for the borough and a new vision for how Enfield will spatially develop to 2039 and beyond.


The Southgate District Civic Voice Environment & Planning Group discussed these proposals and worked with The Enfield Society on aspects of its response.

View SDCV's response here 

View The Enfield Society’s response here.


Southgate Office Village - the latest!



Viewpoint Estates are appealing against the London Borough of Enfield decision to refuse planning permission.  This appeal will be determined by an inquiry to be held from 21st September to 1st October 2021.
At our AGM, there was lively and helpful discussion on the SOV appeal.  As a result of that support, Southgate District Civic Voice have requested and been granted Rule 6 Status for the appeal, which means we will be able to take part in the inquiry. 

SDCV are putting together their case and more information will be made available as soon as practical. The Inquiry will be held virtually, but full details are not yet available.