Housing association plans 125 new homes

Fri 4 January 2013, 2:03 pm

Social landlord Notting Hill Housing has submitted plans to build 125 new homes by redeveloping sites off the North Circular Road.

The housing association, which currently owns some 252 properties in the area, has lodged two separate applications in recent weeks for the developments.

The first seeks permission to demolish nine homes on Bowes Road - as the North Circular Road is also known – near its intersection with Broomfield Road, and replace them with 95 homes, spread over three blocks, the tallest of which would have five storeys.

As part of the second application, one further home on Bowes Road would be demolished to provide a new four-storey block of 30 homes.

Notting Hill said that while the developments are the same site, they were being filed as separate applications because they had different access arrangements from the North Circular Road.

In a statement submitted with the applications, Notting Hill Housing said that while it had recently made “significant investment” in its local property portfolio, including the refurbishment of many properties near the North Circular, the approach would not work for all of its homes.

“The NHH portfolio also includes a number of vacant sites, as well as sites where existing vacant properties are not suitable for refurbishment, which have to accommodate new development to deliver new housing growth in this area to meet the objectives of the Core Strategy,” it said.

The proposals are still open to consultation from residents and Enfield Council has yet to schedule a planning committee hearing on them.