Less than zero: The decline of Social Rent housing in Enfield

New research shows that Enfield is one of the worst performing outer London boroughs for building new Social Rent housing, and is the worst if levels of poverty are factored in. Social Rent housing is more affordable than the private sector and tends to provide a more stable and secure tenancy. Families living in SocialContinue reading “Less than zero: The decline of Social Rent housing in Enfield”

Meridian Water will deliver a lower proportion of open green space than Hong Kong.

Better Homes Enfield believes that a new report commissioned by Enfield Council about green space at Meridian Water is misleading. It claims that the plan for open green space is “best practice” but we think it is far from best practice. The green space planned for Meridian Water will not be anywhere near enough forContinue reading “Meridian Water will deliver a lower proportion of open green space than Hong Kong.”

Meridian Water – Greenspace, Health, and Inequality

Enfield Council’s £6 billion redevelopment of Meridian Water will significantly reduce greenspace for local people.  Meridian Water is one of the largest redevelopment projects in London.  Over the next 25 years, Enfield Council plans to build homes for 30,000 people on the 85-hectare brownfield site in Edmonton. Our new report called ‘Meridian Water – Greenspace,Continue reading “Meridian Water – Greenspace, Health, and Inequality”

Shared Ownership homes should not be classified as affordable

Introduction Local planning standards say that 40% of all new homes built on major housing developments in Enfield should be “affordable”. Affordable is supposed to mean that the homes cost less than the normal market rate, so that they can be bought or rented by people who would be unable to afford these rates. However,Continue reading “Shared Ownership homes should not be classified as affordable”

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”