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Bowes Road

Land adjacent to Bowes Road and Palmerston Crescent, N13 4NG
Area of grassland at the end of a residential street, alongside the North Circular.
Ideal for: 
Available on a 250-year lease, subject to planning offers with provision for 50% affordable dwellings.
Transport for London
Site area: 
0.62 acres approx
Submit proposals by: 
24 August 2020


The site extends to approximately 0.62acres (0.25ha) and comprises vegetated land, with access on the western boundary off Palmerston Crescent.

The northern boundary abuts numerous back gardens that front onto Elmdale Road. The western boundary has frontage onto Palmerston Crescent, a residential street that is the primary point of access onto the site. To the east is Broadway Mews, a narrow road running north to south which comprises a number of smaller light industrial units including a mechanical repair shop. The southern boundary fronts onto the North Circular motorway.

The site is located off Palmerston Crescent, Palmers Green and is within the London Borough of Enfield. The site runs adjacent to the North Circular ring road which borders the south of the site.

The surrounding area comprises predominantly residential uses, with Broomfield School, The Palmers Green Library, Bowes Primary School and Broomfield Park all located within a mile radius of the site.

The site is located 0.6 miles to the south of Palmers Green Train Station which connects much of north London and Hertfordshire with central London via Moorgate station. Bounds Green station is located 0.8 miles to the south west of the site and is served by the Piccadilly line which runs south through central London and onto South West London and Heathrow.

Download the Bowes Road and Palmerston Crescent particulars (pdf 0.3MB)

Technical information

Site investigations: A summary report is available for download with copies of:

  • Topographical survey
  • Flood Risk report
  • Arboriculture report
  • Ecology report
  • Geotechnical desk study
  • Utilities survey
  • Unexploded Ordinance survey
  • Technical report summary
  • Planning Statement
  • Report on Title
  • Replies to CPSEs
  • Draft legal documentation

Planning statement: The site is not subject to any specific allocation and is not part of a Conservation Area. A target of 50% affordable housing provision has been set for this site. The identified site has no relevant planning history, but planning ref. P12-02642PLA for the erection of three three-bed terraced units was approved in 2012 adjacent to site boundary along Palmerston Crescent. The site has potential for residential development given the residential character of the local area and adopted and draft local policy support for small sites development in the area. Development of the site would need to ensure that loss of biodiversity from the site can be mitigated i.e. through replanting of trees.

Download Bowes Rd and Palmerston Crescent technical information (zip 23MB)

Download Bowes Rd and Palmerston Crescent topographical information (zip 9MB)

Download Bowes Rd and Palmerston Crescent planning statement (0.5MB)

Legal information

Report on title: The site is held freehold by Transport for London under title number NGL191194. TfL will grant a 250 year lease over the plot. Title documents and a summary report can be downloaded below, although purchasers will be expected to rely on their own enquires in relation to title matters.

Download Bowes Road and Palmerston Crescent legal information (zip 23MB)

Contractual documents

Template legal documentation has been developed for use as part of the GLA Small Sites Programme. 

Download Bowes Road and Palmerston Crescent contracts (pdf 1MB)

How to submit your proposal

We are looking for proposals with a good financial offer, subject to planning and in line with the contracts.

Download the Guidance for Proposals and Submission Proforma (pdf 0.3MB)

  • Prepare your proposal following the guidance, including the background of your team, and your approach to delivering your proposals.
  • Email your proposal to [email protected]

Deadline for submissions: 24 August 2020 at 17.00

Viewings and contact information

The site can be viewed externally from Palmerston Crescent and the North Circular.

For any other queries, please contact:

Isabelle Garner

[email protected]

07785 261047

James Warner

[email protected]

07983 707228

Tom Boxall

[email protected]

07939 536862