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New estate on first rungs of ladder

Published Friday, 02 November 2012

A planning panel meeting has been set up by Enfield Council to hear from residents and businesses about the forthcoming proposals for the regeneration of the Ladderswood Estate in New Southgate.

The scheme includes 517 new homes which will be for families and single occupancy. The homes will offer residents choice, flexibility and affordability.

The development also brings with it commercial units, a community centre and a new 80-bedroom hotel providing employment and training opportunities for people in the borough.

Representatives from building company, Mulalley, and One Housing Group will be making short presentations at the meeting at Garfield Primary School on 20th November.

After a competitive tender, Enfield Council selected the partnership of Mulalley and One Housing Group to work with the council to totally demolish and rebuild the1960s estate and adjoining light industrial area.

Cllr Ahmet Oykener, Enfield’s cabinet member for housing, said, “Ladderswood is our first housing development in 40 years. It is an exciting building project offering the community in this part of the borough good modern housing for small and larger households and an infrastructure that both residents and visitors require. It heralds the start of house building developments right across the borough.”

Mulalley director, Eamon O’Malley, said, “This scheme is progressing towards an important stage. We are interested to hear what people have to say at the planning panel meeting and will await the final recommendations from the planning committee. This is a significant scheme for us and our partners and we are keen to provide a development which regenerates and uplifts this strategic part of Enfield.”

Alan Williams, director of development at One Housing Group said: ‘I welcome this next step forward in the joint venture to regenerate the Ladderswood estate.

“The only way we can provide much needed investment into areas like Ladderswood is to develop a number of private sale homes in order to generate the cross subsidy required to provide high quality new affordable homes for the existing residents.

“And there are wider benefits too as we will see a far more balanced and sustainable community as a result.”

Works are expected to start in 2013 and the first new homes will be ready late in 2014.


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