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Notting Hill Housing protest banner removed from North Circular Road
A protest banner opposing a major housing development has been removed by the housing association leading the project.
The large poster, which appeared in Bowes Road yesterday, read 'Notting Hill Housing Trust - destroying our local community', in an apparent reference to the housing association's proposals to 302 homes along North Circular Road.
Ken Barnett, project director at Notting Hill Housing, told the Enfield Independent today: “Local residents are of course entitled to their opinions, but banners placed on our property will be removed, as the one in question was yesterday evening.
“With the North Circular regeneration project, Notting Hill is motivated by repairing the damage of the past, rebuilding the fabric of the frontages to the North Circular Road and bringing a host of regeneration benefits such as quality new homes, jobs, investment in social infrastructure and transformation of a degraded area.”
He said “great progress” has already been made as a result of Notting Hill’s interventions and the group is proud of what it has achieved so far.
Planning applications have been granted to build 55 homes, including 34 along Telford Road.
Further applications to build 247 new homes along Bowes Road, at the junction with Telford Road, the Wilmer Way junction and between Powys Lane and Broomfield Road have been submitted.
The housing association spent £16million on refurbishing 258 properties along North Circular Road during the first phase of development, and removed squatters from more than 50 properties.