A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This seeks Cabinet’s endorsement of the North Circular Area Action Plan and recommendation to full Council for formal adoption. (Key decision – reference number 3918)
(8.25 – 8.30 pm)
Councillor Bambos Charalambous (Associate Cabinet Member – Enfield West) and Alan Sitkin (Cabinet Member for Economic Development) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.40) seeking endorsement for the North Circular Area Action Plan.
1. That this was a detailed and well-presented document which had been subject to thorough consultation. The Action Plan would form part of Enfield’s Local Plan.
2. That Members’ attention was drawn to a number of the specific policy areas set out in the Action Plan.
3. The significant amount of work which had been undertaken. Members extended their thanks and appreciation to the officers who had been involved and also recognised the considerable contribution which had been made by the former Councillor Del Goddard.
4. That this was a good example of a spatial issue that had benefitted from the involvement of the Associate Cabinet Member for Enfield West, Councillor Bambos Charalambous.
Alternative Options Considered: None considered as having an adopted and comprehensive planning framework for the area provided a basis for setting the area specific planning policies by which decisions on development would be guided. This was essential to support the Council’s regeneration programme, particularly in light of on-going as well as future investment opportunities.
DECISION: The Cabinet noted receipt of the Planning Inspector’s final report, attached as Appendix 1 to the report that concluded the North Circular Area was “sound” and legally compliant.
RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL the formal adoption of the North Circular Area Action Plan to form part of Enfield’s Local Plan.
Reason: As detailed in the alternative options above.
(Key decision – reference number 3918)