WELCOME TO THE HIGHGATE SOCIETY
We aim to make Highgate and its neighbourhood a better place in which to live and work;
to ensure that any changes made in the environment enhance the amenity of the area:
to encourage sound planning and to improve public transport.
The Athlone House Public Inquiry
|Feb 05 2015, 9:06 AM|
Public support welcomed
This is to advise members that the Athlone House Public Inquiry starts at 10 a.m. on Tuesday February 10th, 2015, and is scheduled to run for the twelve working days Tuesday-Friday of each week, ending Friday February 27th.
The venue is The Wesley Hotel, 81-103 Euston Street [not Road!], London N.W.1
The Athlone House Working Group (the Highgate Society, the Heath and Hampstead Society, and the Highgate Conservation Area Advisory Committee) will be giving evidence as follows:
We will also endeavour to have a presence throughout the inquiry.
Your support, and that of the wider public, will be very important to us in demonstrating to the Inspector the strength of public feeling about the development. There will be seating for 50 members of the public.
Please come and show your support for us, particularly on the opening day (Feb. 10th) and on the day when we are giving our evidence (Feb. 12th). A strong presence on the final day (Feb. 27th) will also help to confirm public concern about the outcome.
You will not be able to speak – but don’t under-estimate the impact which a good demonstration of Public Interest will make on the Inspector, Colin Ball, who was the Inspector in the 2014 Smithfield Inquiry, another major heritage-related inquiry.
Finally, a reminder of our appeal in the current ‘Buzz’ for donations to help us with our legal costs for the inquiry – please send care of Janice Morgan at 10a South Grove, N6 6BS.
Michael Hammerson, Vice-President
What is the future of Athlone House?
|Nov 29 2014, 10:11 PM|
In October the Highgate Society prepared an important update on the ever more serious threat to Athlone House. Are the 6,000+ objectors to be betrayed by a flawed planning system? A Section 106 agreement which should protect the property may be ignored. Yet again our voices must be heard!
The Highgate Bowl - an irreplaceable resource
|Oct 31 2014, 6:42 PM|
Developers’ attempts to build houses on the old garden centre site have been refused by the Planning Inspector because of the harm it would cause to the Conservation area. This is a great victory for Highgate residents and groups which had campaigned to keep the historic agricultural land as open space. The newly formed Friends of the Highgate Bowl, supported by the Neighbourhood Forum and the Highgate Society is now setting up a charity to try to buy the land to keep it open and provide some public access.
The Planning Inspector refused the developers’ appeal against Haringey’s refusal of their application. She said in her judgement “the proposal would seriously erode the significance of this part of the Bowl as a historic area once used for pasture and historically important backland, and thus its important heritage value as a setting for the village. The locality has changed over time and will continue to do so. However as heritage assets are an irreplaceable resource, great weight should be given to their conservation.”
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The Highgate Society is a voluntary organisation of 1,400 members living in and around Highgate, London N6. Our primary aim is to make Highgate a better place in which to live and work.To achieve this we mount a wide variety of activities for members, (while being wide open to ideas for further new activities) as you can see from the panel on the left of screen. Prominent among these, under the heading of ‘Environment', is our dedication to principles of sound planning, for the protection and enhancement of the public amenities that we all enjoy.
Join us for coffee every Saturday between 10.30am and 12:30pm at 10a South Grove. Come and meet other members or talk to the Environment Committee if you would like some planning advice, or have a planning or environmental problem.
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You can make a difference
We would like to welcome you to The Highgate Society and if you live in and around Highgate there will be something for you to know about, take part in or simply to enjoy. Please do join us, It is all quite easy.
The Society was started 40 years ago and we aim to keep Highgate a wonderful place to live and work. With three boroughs adjoining us, everyone’s opinion counts and we’d love to have yours. The more members we have, the stronger we are together to lobby for Highgate and keep our area special.
We have plenty of activities and groups to join, but if you are pressed for time you can be just a member, read Buzz and perhaps enjoy our Summer Festival Fair in the Square or Carols in December.
An individual membership costs just £15 a year, or £21 for a whole family. Our premises at 10a South Grove are available to hire for your parties, meetings and events. Coffee and biscuits are served every Saturday morning between 10.30 and 12.30 and all are welcome.
Buzz is The Society’s magazine and is produced four times during the year and you could have a copy of your own by joining.
Let us know if you want to join us. We’d be happy to talk to you about what we do, or feel free to pop into 10a any Saturday to meet the team.
Membership Team - Jan Morgan 0208 340 9490.
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