STONEGATE HOMES SITE UPDATE RIPMAX, ENFIELD – NOTICE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES
Stonegate Homes are updating all the local residents and businesses with regard to the current situation relating to our site on Green Street in Enfield. As you will no doubt be aware the property has been subject to a number of break-ins with squatters moving into the site in early January 2020. With the help of the local Council we successfully removed the occupiers who were not entitled to be on the premises but had gained access illegally. Stonegate Homes re-secured the buildings and installed significant concrete barriers to prevent access and also employed a full-time security team to provide camera surveillance of the site to deter further break-in and the related antisocial behaviour.
Despite all these measures, unfortunately the site was broken into again over the weekend of the 7th February. The site security alarms were triggered and physical security attended site but unfortunately the site has now been subject to a significant level of fly tipping. The site has been re-secured and we at Stonegate Homes are working closely with the Council and the authorities to prevent any further anti-social behaviour and illegal tipping of materials on the site.
Unfortunately, the laws surrounding a break in at a commercial property are not always on the side of the property owners and despite several discussion with The Metropolitan Police it appears they are powerless to take any criminal proceedings against the perpetrators. We are of course concerned that the site will be the target of further criminal activities and are using all the resources available to keep the site secure but as the recent break-in has shown those willing to carry out these acts are able to use sufficient force so as to render our physical barriers and security measures useless.
We would like to assure local residents that Stonegate Homes is taking all the possible precautions available to us and are continuing to work with the local council and the relevant authorities. We are currently in discussion with the Local Planning Authority surrounding the future use of this site which we plan to regenerate into a residential mixed-use development. Once we have been granted planning it is our intention to commence works on the site as soon as we possibly can which will hopefully both further regenerate the immediate area and prevent any further anti-social behaviour of this nature.
The employees of the former tenants of Ripmax have been extremely helpful in assisting us with this issue and have gone above and beyond, we thank them for their continued assistance.
Should you have any comments or concerns relating to this please feel free to get in touch with us and we can see if we can assist your enquiry or redirect it to the relevant person at the local council.
STONEGATE HOMES ANNOUNCEMENT
We are sincerely saddened to announce that Stephen Curwen, Director of Stonegate Homes, has made the decision that as of Spring 2020 he will be stepping back from his role at Stonegate Homes.
Stephen would like to make the following statement:
“I have decided that after a wonderful 10 years at Stonegate Homes, I will be leaving to spend more time with my family and enjoy a slower pace of life.”
“I am extremely proud of what Jerry, our colleagues, partners and I have achieved over the years and will continue to support the company in whatever way I can. The Stonegate family is very dear to me and I look forward to watching its continued growth and success over the ensuing months and years. I would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of those who have supported and represented us over the years. I will be continuing in my role as trustee of The Stonegate Foundation and look forward to attending the annual ball at Loseley Park in June.”
“On a personal note, I would like to thank Jerry for his support, friendship and guidance over the years. Hopefully now I will have time to improve my golf to a standard that may at least compete with him occasionally, but I doubt it!”
Jerry Hinds, Director of Stonegate:
“Stephen’s departure from Stonegate will leave a huge void in the company. It was with great sadness accepting his resignation as he has been an integral part of our company for the last 10 years, his contributions will always be valued and remembered. His hard work, commitment and dedication are worthy of admiration. Steve will be greatly missed.”
On behalf of everyone at Stonegate Homes, we would like to wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours Steve.