Here's a selection of letters alerting people to the Cockfosters proposals

Theresa Villiers MP - 13th July 2021

Chipping Barnet MP, Theresa Villiers, has strongly condemned a planning application submitted by the Mayor of London to build tower blocks over the car park at Cockfosters tube station.

“These proposals are truly appalling”, the MP said, “Blocks of up to 14 storeys would be completely wrong for this suburban setting, right next to the important heritage sites of Trent Park and Cockfosters station.”

“The buildings would amount to a massive urbanisation of the area, changing its character forever. Cramming 351 flats into the site, with no parking provided for new residents, would leave neighbouring streets packed with overspill parking.”

“The Mayor’s plans to build over the station car park would also mean the loss of a vitally important park-and-ride facility at the end of the Piccadilly Line. This will deter people from using public transport. Residents with impaired mobility will be especially hard hit because cycling and walking alternatives are just not viable for them. Women worried about their security would also lose out if they can no longer leave their cars at the station, particularly if they do shift work late into the night.”

“Whilst the development is just over the borough boundary in Enfield, I know that many of my constituents are up-in-arms about what the Mayor and TfL want to do. I will be fighting against these proposals as hard as I can.”

These controversial plans for Cockfosters are being taken forward by Connected Living London which is a joint venture between TfL and the developer Grainger Plc. You can find further details here on the Enfield Council website, using the reference 21/02517/FUL, or from the Save Cockfosters campaign group website here.

For further information, please contact Theresa Villiers on 020 8449 7345 or


Office of the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP

Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet

House of Commons

London SW1A 0AA

Tel 020 8449 7345

CLARA - Cockfosters Local Area Residents' Association- 11th July 2021

Proposed CLL development at Cockfosters Station.

Enfield Planning Application # 21/02517/FUL

The proposals involve the elimination of all but 35 public parking spaces and replacing them with 4 high-rise towers containing 351 rental homes. We regard the scheme as cynical, being designed solely to provide property income for TFL and its partner Grainger. The benefits of the scheme are misrepresented and the adverse impacts are not explained,

As you may now, the TFL/Grainger (CLL) planning application was posted on the Enfield Council on 9th July. Letters to many Cockfosters residents arrived by mail on 10th July notifying us that the deadline for comments in the public consultation would be August 2nd.

We regard this timetable for consultation as unjustified and unreasonable and will be making representations for it to be longer. But we will be asking you to make your initial objections within the August 2nd deadline.

The application itself is lengthy but we will be able to provide you with further information on the grounds for objection and how the consultation process will work. It will be vital that as many of you put down your objections as possible. This information will be provided within the week.

Enfield Council itself describes this as a so-called ‘Departure Application’. That is to say that the scheme is not in compliance with its own local planning regulations. So the scheme is both significant and controversial. We shall be providing more information when we explain the grounds for objection.