Meridian Water could do more to help local families

Meridian Water is one of the largest regeneration projects in London.  Over the next 25 years, Enfield Council plans to build 10,000 homes on the 85-hectare brownfield site in Edmonton. Our new report called ‘Less is more’, shows how the regeneration of Meridian Water could help to address some of the disadvantages local people faceContinue reading “Meridian Water could do more to help local families”

Latest housing figures disappointing for Enfield

The latest housing figures for England published yesterday show that: Enfield did not meet housing targets (again) Housing stock in Enfield has only increased by 1.4% since 2016 Enfield is the 2nd worst performing Outer London Borough in terms of increases to housing stock Figures also show that a high proportion of the new homesContinue reading “Latest housing figures disappointing for Enfield”

A new “urban character” approved for Chase Farm

On Tuesday evening, Enfield Council’s Planning Committee approved new plans for the Chase Farm hospital site, which will set “a new urban character” for this area of Enfield.  The plans fail to deliver enough affordable homes for key workers and fail to deliver the family sized homes that Enfield needs. There are already 138 newContinue reading “A new “urban character” approved for Chase Farm”

Does Enfield’s controversial hyper-density development deliver enough affordable housing?

Last week Enfield Council gave the green light to a controversial hyper-density planning application at Colosseum Park that would include tower blocks of up to 29 storeys.  There were multiple challenges made to the application, some of which we have previously reported on here. One issue raised about the development was the low proportion ofContinue reading “Does Enfield’s controversial hyper-density development deliver enough affordable housing?”

Colosseum Park – The safety of children crossing the A10, our response to council officer’s comments

Earlier this week we reported that Enfield Council’s planning committee had approved plans for 1,800 new homes, which will see around 3,600 people living at the B&Q site on the A10.  We reported that an officer told the Committee that the development would not provide enough play space for children, and therefore children would needContinue reading “Colosseum Park – The safety of children crossing the A10, our response to council officer’s comments”

Controversial hyper-density development gets go-ahead

Last night, Enfield Council’s planning committee narrowly voted in favour of plans for 1,800 new homes, which will see around 3,600 people living at the B&Q site on the A10.   The Colosseum Park scheme is controversial because of the 29-storey tower block the scheme proposes and how this will impact the Enfield skyline. FurtherContinue reading “Controversial hyper-density development gets go-ahead”

New research shows that urgent action is needed to provide family housing in Enfield

There are well over 11,000 new homes in Enfield’s housing pipeline but most of these homes will not be the housing that Enfield actually needs. Our analysis of 31 major planning applications indicates that: Enfield’s housing needs are being routinely side-lined in a drive to meet overall targets. Only 2 of the 31 applications (6%)Continue reading “New research shows that urgent action is needed to provide family housing in Enfield”

We need a better understanding of homelessness

Rates of homelessness in Enfield are amongst the highest in England.  There are 11,000 people living in emergency temporary accommodation in Enfield, including 5,000 children. Each year around 650 families in Enfield become homeless and need emergency temporary accommodation.  Rates of homelessness fluctuate, but since 2010 there has been a significant increase in the numbersContinue reading “We need a better understanding of homelessness”

Why we oppose the current plans for Colosseum Park.

Will the plans for Colosseum Park create a good and healthy place to live?Will the plans deliver enough of the types of housing Enfield needs? Do the plans make effective use of the land and help protect the green belt? We think the answers are probably not, no, and no.   High density housing canContinue reading “Why we oppose the current plans for Colosseum Park.”