Cat Hill development gets green light

Wed 13 March 2013, 3:04 pm

London & Quadrant has won outline consent for the 232 home redevelopment of Middlesex University's former Cat Hill campus in Cockfosters.

Enfield Council’s planning committee conditionally approved the scheme for the 4.9ha site at a meeting on 4 March.

Because of its size, the scheme - which is made up of 69 houses and 163 flats, built over six blocks of up to five storeys - still requires the approval of London Mayor Boris Johnson and the Greater London Authority.

As part of the conditional approval, London & Quadrant (L&Q) is committed to implementing a 25-year woodland management plan to conserve part of the site.

L&Q land and projects director Andy Rowland, said the new homes would match the character of the area.

“As long-term stewards of the Cat Hill ponds, we will manage the woodland and boost species diversity,“ he said.

“We look forward to working with the council, residents and other stakeholders to take the plans forward."

The site currently has around 17,000 sq metres of vacant buildings, following Middlesex University’s relocation of the campus' operations to purpose-built facilities in Hendon.