Permitted development not the solution for Enfield’s housing crisis

Building more social homes, rather allowing more sub-standard office-to-residential conversions, should be the solution to addressing Enfield’s housing shortages, according to local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM. Ms McCartney’s latest calls to prevent rabbit-hutch sized homes springing up across the capital, come in the wake of a Government-commissioned report into the impact of permitted development rights. … Continue reading Permitted development not the solution for Enfield’s housing crisis

1,217 new affordable homes started in Enfield & Haringey by City Hall

1,217 new affordable homes were started by City Hall in Enfield & Haringey between April 2019 and March 2020, according to new figures from the Greater London Authority (GLA). This breaks down to 798 in Haringey and 419 in Enfield. Across London, this number exceeded 17,000, marking the highest number since records began in 2002/03. … Continue reading 1,217 new affordable homes started in Enfield & Haringey by City Hall

1000 new homes started in Enfield and Haringey by City Hall

327 new affordable homes were started by City Hall in Enfield and 691 in Haringey between April and December 2019, according to new figures from the Greater London Authority (GLA). Across London, this number exceeded 12,500. London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, welcomed these figures as “very encouraging”, but has called on the new Housing … Continue reading 1000 new homes started in Enfield and Haringey by City Hall

Over 10,000 Children Stuck in Temporary Accommodation

In response to new Government figures revealing that 6,310 households in Enfield & Haringey were recorded as living in temporary accommodation between April and June 2019, including a total of 10,813 children, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said: “It is terrible to think of so many local families waking up on Christmas Day in unsuitable, and in some cases, unsafe living conditions. … Continue reading Over 10,000 Children Stuck in Temporary Accommodation

Joanne calls for an end to Section 21 evictions

The latest Government figures have revealed that 462 households in Enfield and 316 in Haringey were threatened with homelessness between March 2018 and April 2019, after being issued with a section 21 eviction notice. London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, is calling upon the Government to abolish the use of section 21 or ‘no-fault’ evictions … Continue reading Joanne calls for an end to Section 21 evictions