Parking concerns raised as new block of flats is approved

Parking concerns raised as new block of flats is approved

Parking concerns raised as new block of flats is approved

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A new block of flats to be built with no parking spaces has been approved.

The six-storey block of 44 flats will be erected in Station Road, next to the New Southgate overground station.

The plans were approved at an Enfield Borough Council planning committee this evening even after concerns were raised surrounding the lack of parking for new residents.

The council admitted that motorists already park illegally in surrounding streets due to high demand for places.

This is usually caused by the high level of commuters who use the New Southgate road.

Cllr Don Delman decided to vote against the planning application and stated that the block would be an “eyesore.”

He said: “I fear we have gone back the sixties where there are no places for children to play and people are crammed into small spaces.

“This plan has so many holes in it and there is a clear lack of parking.”

Transport officer Geoff Burrage said that controlled parking zones might be put in place to prevent the high level of parking spaces being taken up by commuters.

The flats will replace premises used by a motor company and a storage company.

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