A plan to build flats on the car parks of a suburban Tube station has been resoundingly rejected in a setback for Transport for London’s (TfL) development programme.

Councillors threw out plans to build blocks up to seven storeys high at Arnos Grove Underground Station in Southgate at a meeting of Enfield’s planning committee.

Planning chiefs at the council had recommended the 162-home build-to-rent scheme for approval, claiming the proposals “align with relevant local, regional and national policy”.

But the committee disagreed after hearing objections from residents, councillors and an MP, who criticised the housing mix, the impact on the Grade II-listed station and the loss of 292 parking spaces.

A council struck a deal to build new film and television studio complex built at a £6 billion development.

It was announced the complex, set to be the largest inside the North Circular, would be built at the Meridian Water Development following a deal between Enfield Council and Troubadour Theatres.

Meridian Water is Enfield Council’s flagship regeneration programme, with plans for 10,000 new homes and thousands of new jobs delivered over the next 20 – 25 years supported by the recently opened Meridian Water station.

A mass Covid-19 vaccination hub opened in north-west London as the Government announced the rollout will be extended to over70s.

The vaccination site in the Olympic Office Centre, Wembley, was the first to open in the region and will catered for those aged 80 and over as well as healthcare workers.

Police issued several fines after more than a hundred people were found partying inside a house.

Hertfordshire Constabulary were called to reports of a large number of vehicles parked near a property in Blanche Lane, South Mimms, at around 8pm on Wednesday January 13.

Inside the property were around 150 people, along with music equipment such as amplifiers and a DJ set which was seized.

A van in the area was also searched and inside, police found a large quantity of alcohol.

Twelve £200 fines were issued while the organiser of the event faced a £10,000 fine.