I'm a Towner but some of you Es who still have connections in the Town may be interested in the following:
Spurs have submitted a revised planning application for a First team Training Centre and Academy Facility on 23 hectares of Green Belt land immediately west of Myddelton House in Bulls Cross. The revised plan for the main site still shows a massive building complex of 12,000m2 compared with the existing sports pavilion of 700m2 which is to be demolished. There has been some reconfiguration and the footprint of the complex has been slightly reduced, but the academy wing and the first team wing now wrap around the south and east sides of the covered football pitch; so there is a building mass with a length of 108m x 125m with a height of up to 9m. The maximum height of the covered pitch is 10.5m and with floodlighting columns 15m high it is difficult to accept Spurs' contention that nothing will be visible to the public,
especially form the elevated postion of Forty Hall.
Why is it that the Council feel happy to help the team from down the road yet they do little to help our team in it's own borough? If you are concerned about the plans or are simply frustrated by the inequality of their approach to the two clubs situations you should send your objections to the Council.
This massive private and commercial development is situated wholly within the Green Belt. It is within the Enfield Chase Area of Special Character, mostly within the historic Forty Hall Estate and on land which formed part of the 16th century deer park of Elsyng Manor House; part of the site is within the existing Forty Hill Conservation Area and the Character Appraisal for this Area, commissioned last year by the Council, recommends for all the above reasons, safeguarding this area by extending the Conservation Area to include all the remaining land under threat from Spurs.
Please send in objections to:-
Mr D Snell, Environment, Street Scene and Parks, London Borough of Enfield, PO Box 53, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3XE, quoting Reference TP/06/0735.
Its a pity in all the rubbish that has ended up on this thread the point seems to have been lost after the top few posts on this usbject.
If the council are willing to help Spurs then at some point they will have to look at the Enfield / Enfield Town situation and find somewhere in the borough for the clubs to play either there own grounds or a shared one (Donkey lane maybe).
Spurs moving onto green belt land is not the issue.
Spurs moving into Enfiled is.
Spurs having any facility in the borough funded by The Council, Football Foundation or any other body takes money away from teams in the borough that should be getting it.
Weather that senior or youth teams, Spurs building a facility, should have something included in it that helps clubs in the borough as well.
When Enfield and Enfield Town are told there is no land to build a new ground how is it Spurs come in and find somewhere with no trouble at all.