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This message reprinted below has been received from Caroline Simpson of the Bowes Park Community Association.

There is a new planning application for land at the rear of 110-118 Myddleton Road, which is now called Christopher Place.

  • HGY/2013/1498  Location: Christopher Place 112D Myddleton Road N22 8NQ

    Proposal: Conversion of existing garages/car port to create 1 x one bed self contained flat.

There is a long history to this application.

For some years prior to 2003 it was a burnt out warehouse and open space.

In 2003 an application was Refused for a new development which was refused as it was too dense etc. Please do look at the officers Report for HGY/2003/2080

Then in 2006 a new application was Granted for flats and car parking, which included the car ports that are there now. Do look at the Officer’s report for HGY/2006/0885

But the developer did not build what he had been given permission for – he put extra flats (similar to the 2003 application) instead of the carports.

Enforcement action was taken, and the developer made a further retrospective application:
Application for retrospective permission for the car-ports into flats…HGY/2009/0108 This was Refused – do read the officer’s report.

The developer Appealed to the Sec of State, and the Appeal was dismissed.
Do read on the Government Planning website: Ref APP/Y5420/C/09/2096885 Land at rear of 110-118 Myddleton Road N22 8NQ

The developer should have put the car ports back – and indeed did put roller shutters in.

However, in September 2012, after a meeting of the Strategy Group held on the road, Cllr Cooke spotted that people were indeed living in a flat behind the left hand roller shutters. It was clear that it was not a car port, it was ‘residential accommodation’ albeit behind roller shutters.

Enforcement Action was taken yet again, and on 15/10/2012 a mail from an enforcement officer to me stated “He has started the internal demolition for the one of the two units behind the roller shutters and all the works will be completed by the 11th of December 2012.”

I have never seen cars going in and out and have never seen the shutters up since then.

The new application is for a flat – similar but not the same as the ones refused in 2003 and in 2009.

The land to the front of the flats development should be amenity space.

The car ports should indeed house cars and not people, and then there would/could be amenity space in front.
The density of the existing flats is quite dense enough.

We do not need any more tiny, poor quality flats with poor or zero amenity space on this road.

If you feel that this application should be refused, please do go to the Haringey website and post your comment stating - in detail - your reasons. The well-written and detailed officers’ reports I have referenced above give you lots of detail to use.
You can find the new application online here:

Caroline Simpson, Bowes Park Community Association
July 31st 2013.

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