The refusal by Haringey Council’s planning department to grant a local resident permissionto create a gated house in Muswell Hill Road has been welcomed by local residents and Liberal Democrats.
The proposal to install automated gates in front of 54 Muswell Hill Road was met with widespread dissatisfaction among local residents who submitted twenty-five letters against the application saying that it was not in keeping with the surrounding area.
Muswell Hill Liberal Democrat councillor Jonathan Bloch, who made representations to the planning department and has restated his call for a conservation area to be implemented, comments:
“What the owners were proposing was grotesque. It was out of keeping with the area and by using electronic gates it would have cut the house off from the road, promoting a feeling of exclusivity.
“Local residents want their area to be protected – the best way forward is for Haringey Council to consult with local people as soon as possible on the implementation of a conservation area. If not, time and time again, developers will try to ruin the uniqueness of Muswell Hill.”