A meeting of Haringey Council’s Planning sub-committee has recommend that the Planning Inspectorate for England and Wales rejects an application to demolish a historic home on Woodland Gardens and replace it with a modernist development at odds with the architecture of the rest of the street.
Commenting on the news, Cllr Julia Ogiehor (Muswell Hill), who spoke before the committee to lobby for an objection said:
“This is excellent news and a credit to the residents who have been campaigning to keep their neighbourhood special. However, it is not the end of the matter. We still need the planning inspectorate to make the right call. They can, and they should. The National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Plan are very clear about the importance of preserving the character of areas, wherever possible. It is clearly possible in this case, so that’s what the inspectorate needs to prioritise.”