Two schemes set to built around north London hub including one by TfL joint venture

Proposals to build 351 new homes for rent next to and behind Cockfosters tube station in north London have been approved by Enfield Council’s planning committee.

Connected Living London – a venture between private landlord giant Grainger and Transport for London – plans to build the 1.36ha development, which will be delivered across four buildings providing a mixture of property sizes. The blocks will be between five and 14 storeys.

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How the TfL scheme at Cockfosters will look

The scheme, designed by Hawkins\Brown, Mae and JCLA Landscape, will also provide 4,200 sq m of public space, bicycle parking and commercial space.

Others working on the job include QS Gleeds, engineer Atkins and heritage consultant Alan Baxter. The tube station, which sits at the end of the Piccadilly line, was opened in the 1930s and is grade II listed.

The Cockfosters scheme is the fourth by Connected Living London to get planning permission with other schemes to build a total of more than 1,000 homes approved for Southall and two in Lambeth.

A second site close to Cockfosters station is also being redeveloped with Welwyn Garden City firm Chase New Homes behind plans to build more than 200 one and two bedroom apartments at disused office block called Blackhorse Tower.

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Hertfordshire firm Chase New Homes is behind plans to turn this office block on the other side of the tube station into new apartments

The scheme had been opposed by the council who said it was concerned about the impact office-to-flat conversion schemes have had on town centres.

Chase New Homes said the authority’s opposition was “astonishing” and added it had originally been refused planning because it had four parking spaces too many.

“We fail to see any scheme can fail for this reason but refusing so many new homes like this does not seem to be in the public interest,” it added.

An inspector later sided with the developer after it appealed.