Plans to build flats around Arnos Grove tube station involve the “full closure” of the station car park – even though it is “well used”.

Transport for London (TfL) and developer Grainger want to build 150 homes in blocks up to six storeys high around the station, with 40 per cent of the flats classed as affordable.

More details of the proposed development were unveiled by Connected Living London (CLL) – the name for the partnership between TfL and Grainger – at a public exhibition on November 6.

The plans involve the loss of all 303 parking spaces, apart from 11 bays for blue badge holders and ten spaces for station staff.

A survey carried out by CLL between June 2018 and October this year showed the car park is “well used during the day and at weekends”, with 80 per cent of users coming from Enfield and Barnet and five per cent from outside the M25.

Most people use the car park so they can access the Piccadilly Line.

But CLL points out the car park generates 850 car trips a day, “adding to local traffic issues, including air quality and congestion”.

It says people currently using the car park could catch a bus to Arnos Grove or walk or cycle to alternative Underground or Network Rail stations.

Those living in the flats would not be allowed to apply for parking permits and “will find it difficult to own a car and park on local streets”.

The building designs show lower, three-storey buildings close to the station, rising to six storeys further away.

This is designed to protect the Grade II-listed station building, which was designed by renowned architect Charles Holden and opened in 1932.

The flats would be build-to-rent homes of between one and three bedrooms, and residents would be offered tenancy agreements of up to five years.

CLL wants to keep the existing trees and plant new ones around the buildings, creating communal gardens and play areas.

The plans also involve building a new station square at the western entrance.

TfL and Grainger want to create a “cycle-friendly neighbourhood” and a masterplan design that “encourages a low-carbon lifestyle”.

The plans have yet to be finalised and need to be approved by Enfield Council’s planning committee before construction work can begin.

TfL is planning similar developments at Finchley Central, High Barnet and Cockfosters underground stations.

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