Consultation

Who We Have Consulted With

Since acquiring the site in September 2015 Berkeley has implemented a comprehensive and on-going consultation strategy to ensure all stakeholders had an early opportunity to participate in shaping the plans and provide their feedback. The following have been engaged with:

The General Public: The General Public: Over 1,900 people have attended the five public consultation events held over a total of 14 days providing valuable feedback on our proposals.

Local Community Group Stakeholders: Berkeley set up the Trent Park Community Council formed of representatives from 18 prominent local stakeholder groups who have helped steer the design process. Six meetings have been organized and hosted to date with further proposed.

Community Groups: In addition to the Community Council meetings Berkeley has attended meetings of local groups such as Friends of Trent Park and the Save Trent Park Campaign to explain evolving plans.

Statutory Bodies and Key Stakeholders: A number of meetings have been held throughout the design process with: Enfield Council, Greater London Authority, Historic England, Transport for London, Enfield Parks Authority, Enfield Conservation Advisory Group, Design Review Panel and the Prince's Regeneration Trust.

Political Representatives: Berkeley has met with political representatives within Enfield and Barnet and has presented and consulted with the cross-party Trent Park Working Group on six occasions to date.

Local residents: Regular Community Newsletters have been delivered to up to 11,000 households per distribution, these can be viewed on the Site News Page. The newsletters inform residents of upcoming consultation events, public feedback of the proposals from previous events, site news and an update on the proposed plans for the site.

Adjacent Neighbors to the Site: Berkeley is having on-going discussions with neighboring households, Enfield Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service and Southgate Hockey Club as to how they can best support them and minimize any impact the development may have.

Park users: A noticeboard providing updates on the latest proposals and upcoming events has been erected on site by the daffodil lawn. A second noticeboard is to be erected shortly.

Please click here to download our full Statement of Community Involvement

Fifth Public Consultation

The fifth public exhibition took place on the 4th and 5th of November 2016 at West Lodge Park Hotel. There was a successful turnout with 345 people attending, to date we have therefore had over 1,900 people attend our exhibition events and engage with us regarding our proposals.

The purpose of the exhibition was to showcase the proposals submitted to London Borough of Enfield in Mid-September 2016 and to provide an opportunity for the public to ask the Berkeley Team any questions.

Please click here to view the Exhibition Boards

Fourth Public Consultation

The fourth public consultation took place on the 8th-10th of July 2016 at West Lodge Park Hotel. Another successful turnout was seen with nearly 400 people attending, to date we have therefore had over 1,500 people attend our events and engage with us regarding our proposals.

The updated masterplan vision presented at the event included:

  1. Restore and refurbish the Mansion House to its former glory by removing c.255,000 sq ft of 1960s/70s former university buildings, reinstating the terrace, the Union Jack forecourt and associated landscaping.
  2. Enable public access for the first time in its history to the Mansion House with a long-term sustainable museum, café and events space.
  3. A landscape-led masterplan that opens up the setting of the Green Belt and Mansion House and restores 30 acres of historic landscape, including Lime Tree Avenue and Wisteria Walk.
  4. Provide long term public access across an ungated site with 3.5km of walking/cycling routes which integrate the site with the wider Trent Country Park.
  5. Restore and re-use c.60,000 sq ft of built heritage assets, the majority of which are identified as making a positive contribution to the Trent Park Conservation Area.
  6. Secure the long term viable future of the site through the delivery of 257 homes that are sensitively located, of a high quality design and contextually appropriate to the setting.

Please click here to view the Consultation Boards

Key Summary of Feedback

  • 92% support Berkeley's public access proposals to the most historically significant areas of the Mansion House for the first time.
  • 81% support Berkeley's six point masterplan vision outlined above, 14% held a neutral opinion.
  • 87% agree that the character area perspective view images presented are an improvement upon the existing site views.
  • 68% agree (22% held a neutral opinion) to Berkeley's highways strategy to improve transport accessibility to the site and encourage the use of sustainable modes of transport.
  • 82% support the proposals overall (14% held a neutral opinion) for the redevelopment of the former Middlesex University Trent Park campus.
  • 91% agree that Berkeley has effectively engaged with the local community.
  • 97% found the public consultation event useful.

We are taking on board all comments received and continue to meet with the Council, the GLA, other stakeholder groups and local community groups prior to submitting our planning application in autumn 2016.

For a full summary of the event and all public feedback received in response to the information presented, please download the below document:

Please click here to download the Consultation Feedback Report.

Third Public Consultation

The third public consultation took place on the 13th-15th May 2016 at West Lodge Park Hotel. Another successful turnout was seen with over 430 people attending. Our emerging masterplan vision presented at the event included:

  • A long term solution that restores and refurbishes the Mansion House to its former glory by removing the 1960's/70s former university buildings, reinstating the terrace and the Union Jack forecourt and associated landscaping.
  • Residential uses in the Mansion House at part-ground and upper floors to ensure its long term viability and public access for the first time at part basement and part-ground floor.
  • A landscape-led masterplan that removes the former university buildings to open up and transform the setting of the Green Belt and Mansion House, reinstates the sites historic landscape including Lime Tree Avenue and Wisteria Walk and integrates the site into the wider Trent Country Park.
  • To provide long term public access across the site.
  • To restore and re-use the majority of buildings which are identified as making a positive contribution to the Trent Park Conservation Area.
  • To secure the long term viable future of the site through the delivery of new homes that are sensitively located, of a high quality design and contextually appropriate to the setting of the historic buildings and landscape.

Please click here to view the Consultation Boards

Key Summary of Feedback

  • 85% support our proposal to restore the landscape and integrate the site into the wider Trent Park.
  • 82% agree that the proposed layout improves the openness of the Green Belt and setting of the Mansion House.
  • 71% support the character areas presented.
  • Highways and traffic was one of the biggest issues raised in response to local concerns. We are continuing to develop our highways strategy and will present this at our next consultation.
  • 82% agree that Berkeley has effectively engaged with the local community to date (10% didn't answer the question).

We are taking on board all comments received and continue to meet with the Council, the GLA, other stakeholder groups and local community groups to develop the final masterplan for the site.

For a full summary of the event and all public feedback received in response to the information presented, please download the below document:

Please click here to download the Consultation Feedback Report.

Second Public Consultation

The second public consultation took place on the 26th-28th February 2016 at Southgate Compton Cricket Club. Another successful turnout was seen with over 360 people attending, emerging design shown at the consultation included:

  • Demolition of the post war buildings to restore and improve the setting of the Mansion House.
  • Continued public access to the grounds, it will not be a gated community.
  • Key features of the historic landscape will be restored bringing the grounds back to its former glory, opening up intended vistas and important heritage views.
  • In relation to constraints, residential development could be located to the south and east of the site.
  • Traffic and highways surveys are currently being undertaken to inform a transport strategy.
  • Options for architectural style.

The boards presented at the event can be downloaded at the below link.

Please click here to view the Consultation Boards.

Key Summary of Feedback

  • 95% of respondents believed that removing the 1960s/1970s buildings is the correct approach.
  • 88% supported a residential-led development of the site which enables the restoration and maintenance of key historic assets.
  • 86% of respondents agreed with the location of the proposed developable areas to the south and east of the site.
  • A range of house types were shown to be popular. Family homes received the most votes, followed by downsizer housing/apartments and first time buyer apartments.
  • The two most popular options of public access to the Mansion House was a museum and a café.
  • A key issue for the local community is highways and traffic.

For a full summary of the event and all public feedback received in response to the information presented, please download the below document:

Please click here to download the Consultation Feedback Report.

First Public Consultation

The first public exhibition took place from the 5th-7th of December 2015. The aim of the consultation was predominately to allow local residents to express their ideas for the future of Trent Park, to meet the Berkeley project team and learn of their previous experience. Furthermore, it allowed other interested parties to find out more about the site, how Berkeley understand and view the site, and to discuss what should happen.

The consultation boards presented at the event can be downloaded at the below link:

Please click here to view the Consultation Boards

Key Summary of Feedback -

Clear preferences were expressed by a majority in response to several key questions:

  • 78% stated what they disliked most about the site were the 1960s and 1970s buildings.
  • 63% said the thing they liked most about the site was either the Mansion façade or the general surrounding grounds.
  • A majority informed us that their two priorities for the site were for public access to remain (33%) and for the Mansion house to be restored to its former glory (27%). 
  • At 40% the most popular usage of the wider park was found to be exercise.

For a full summary of the event and all public feedback received in response to the information presented, please download the below document:

Please click here to download the Consultation Feedback Report