Southgate MP David Burrowes has urged the council to curb the amount of betting shops on Enfield's high streets

David Burrowes joined traders to protest against betting shops in Palmers Green in April 2013

David Burrowes joined traders to protest against betting shops in Palmers Green in April 2013

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Enfield Southgate MP David Burrowes has urged Enfield Borough Council to curb the amount of betting shops in the borough.

Mr Burrowes raised concerns in Parliament that there had been a clustering of betting shops in Green Lanes.

He called on greater powers to be given to local authorities when it came to protecting the high street from saturation.

Planning minister, Nick Boles, agreed with Mr Burrowes concerns about the number of betting shops on high streets

Following the debate Mr Burrowes said that the council should stop “dithtering” and “get on with securing extra local power for our high streets”.

He added: “Enfield Council has been keen to get powers to stop spitting but has ignored my calls for powers to stop more betting shops."

Speaking in Parliament about the number of betting shops is the latest step in Mr Burrowes' long-running campaign to curb their numbers.

In April last year, he held a protest with traders against plans for a new betting shop in Palmers Green.

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6:43pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Jon10 says...

But isn't it the free market operating?
But isn't it the free market operating? Jon10
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6:07pm Sun 12 Jan 14

PG_Bill says...

Strange comment from DB, given that it's the government of which he is a part that could give the council those powers - but decided not to. He's in a much better position than they are to change the necessary minds - though he's right to the extant that they should be making the right noises. That's down to the old story - Tory and Labour just knee-jerk oppose each other; the good of their constituents comes a long way second.
Strange comment from DB, given that it's the government of which he is a part that could give the council those powers - but decided not to. He's in a much better position than they are to change the necessary minds - though he's right to the extant that they should be making the right noises. That's down to the old story - Tory and Labour just knee-jerk oppose each other; the good of their constituents comes a long way second. PG_Bill
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8:08pm Mon 13 Jan 14

goggles15 says...

Southgate now has 6 shops,Enfield town has 9 and winchmore hill the broadway now has 3 so perhaps the govt and council should only grant the licence for a betting shop on the basis of horse / dog / sports betting only and stipulate no roulette machines then we will see how many more shops they will want to open but they will not as to many mp's have there noses in the trough and kopping some lovely back handers
Southgate now has 6 shops,Enfield town has 9 and winchmore hill the broadway now has 3 so perhaps the govt and council should only grant the licence for a betting shop on the basis of horse / dog / sports betting only and stipulate no roulette machines then we will see how many more shops they will want to open but they will not as to many mp's have there noses in the trough and kopping some lovely back handers goggles15
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11:26am Tue 14 Jan 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

Remember that an application for a Betting Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 is a separate process from the granting of Planning Permission. Does our local MP not recognise action taken by the DCLG under "THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (GENERAL PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT) (AMENDMENT) (ENGLAND) ORDER 2013.
Remember that an application for a Betting Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 is a separate process from the granting of Planning Permission. Does our local MP not recognise action taken by the DCLG under "THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (GENERAL PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT) (AMENDMENT) (ENGLAND) ORDER 2013. dons24pelliparclose
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11:53am Tue 14 Jan 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

goggles15 wrote:
Southgate now has 6 shops,Enfield town has 9 and winchmore hill the broadway now has 3 so perhaps the govt and council should only grant the licence for a betting shop on the basis of horse / dog / sports betting only and stipulate no roulette machines then we will see how many more shops they will want to open but they will not as to many mp's have there noses in the trough and kopping some lovely back handers
According to the List of Licences there are 17 Betting Shops licensed along Green Lanes N13 and N21 combined.
[quote][p][bold]goggles15[/bold] wrote: Southgate now has 6 shops,Enfield town has 9 and winchmore hill the broadway now has 3 so perhaps the govt and council should only grant the licence for a betting shop on the basis of horse / dog / sports betting only and stipulate no roulette machines then we will see how many more shops they will want to open but they will not as to many mp's have there noses in the trough and kopping some lovely back handers[/p][/quote]According to the List of Licences there are 17 Betting Shops licensed along Green Lanes N13 and N21 combined. dons24pelliparclose
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1:41pm Fri 17 Jan 14

lula78 says...

Maybe kebab shops should be added to this! killing the high street!
Maybe kebab shops should be added to this! killing the high street! lula78
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