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Enfield Council wins prestigious planning award

Published Thursday, 01 April 2010

Enfield Council’s work with Ponders End residents on the Framework for Change has received regional acclaim by scooping the London Planning Award for Best Conceptual Project at an awards ceremony hosted by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson on 29th March.

The Council saw off tough competition from Battersea Power Station, Waterloo City Square and the Deptford Creekside Charrett to claim the top spot, and was praised by the judges for its pragmatic and community-based approach to regeneration.

This award, together with Ponders End's status as one of the Mayor's 36 Great Spaces demonstrates clear regional support for the plans for Ponders End.

The annual London Planning Awards, jointly run by the Mayor of London, London First, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and London Councils, are designed to recognise planning professionals and organisations that have made a vital contribution to the capital in making it a better place to live, work, do business and visit.

Sue Foster OBE, Enfield Council's Director of Place Shaping and Enterprise said, "We're delighted that our work in Ponders End has been recognised on a regional level.

"We commissioned urban designers Studio Egret West, to develop a masterplan for the area and it has proved to be a very exciting and forward looking set of proposals.

"I'd like to thank the local community and businesses for their active participation in creating the Framework for Change. Whilst this award was for planning, we're looking forward to working even more closely with the community as we move into the delivery phase.

"Local people have told us what they want to see in the area and the improvements we're making to the park are in direct response to the consultation. We have now begun working with local traders to revitalise the High Street."

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