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Published Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Give your views and help shape Edmonton Green.

Plans are underway to significantly improve leisure, art and retail facilities in Edmonton Green, and residents are being asked for their views on how to build a brighter future for the area and the people who live there.

Enfield Council is currently starting the process of developing the Edmonton Green Masterplan to build on the work already being done by Enfield Council and its business partners and attract more shoppers to the area, while providing a wider range of leisure facilities, restaurants, shops, open spaces and arts and cultural facilities.

The Council now wants residents to comment on the first stage of the masterplan (the issues and options report) and tell it how more people can be encouraged to visit the town centre during the day and night. Views will also be sought on how to breathe new life into the market, all the comments received will be incorporated into the masterplan when it is developed.

Edmonton Green will also be the town centre for the massive £1.8 bn eco development planned at Meridian Water.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration, Cllr Del Goddard, said: "Our plan looks at all aspects of developing Edmonton Green from creating jobs to improving transport links, getting a wider range of shops into the area and improving the public spaces."

"We want to give the area a massive boost and dramatically improve the facilities available for the people who live there. This is a massive undertaking and before we outline firm proposals in the draft masterplan we want people living in the area to tell us how they think we should improve the area. They are the people who are intimately aware of the areas shortcomings and they are the ones that we want to help us improve the area they live in and around."

The Masterplan will put forward plans for improving Edmonton Green through development and regeneration, and will include:

  • Identifying sites for development or a different use.
  • Plans to improve the town centre.
  • Addressing traffic and transport issues.
  • Providing requirements for services and community facilities to serve the area and any new development within it.
  • Considering opportunities for funding and investment to improve the area.
  • Identifying improvements to the town centre and other places and spaces.
  • Identifying conservation and public realm improvements to make sure that development and change fits in with the history of the area and enhances important places and buildings.

The masterplan, which will provide a strategy for developers to deliver improvements over the next 10-15 years,  will help to build on the work that has taken place in recent years, including the refurbishment of the South Mall by St Modwen -the owners of the Edmonton Green shopping centre and the nearly complete refurbishment of the Green Towers Community Centre is nearly complete which will provide a multipurpose facility for all members of the community.

Work will also start this year to improve the physical appearance of North Square and a new national retailer is expected to open in the area soon. Other work will include improvements to Salmons Brook and Montagu Recreation Ground to reduce the risk of flooding, improving the Crescent Conservation Area and the installation of two new lifts at Edmonton Green station and the redevelopment of Craig Park Youth Centre to provide better facilities and services for young people.

Residents who want to have their say on the issues and options phase of the masterplan will be able to view copies at Edmonton Green Library throughout the consultation period, which closes on 16 June.

Residents will also be able to visit the following sites if they want to talk to officers about the plans:

  1. Angel Community Centre: Saturday 26th May 12-4pm.
  2. The Ark, Marsh House, Montague Road, Edmonton, N9 0UR: Wednesday 9th May, 3-7pm.
  3. Masterplan Neighbourhood Panel: Tuesday 15th May, 7-9pm, Community House.
  4. Businesses and Retailers meeting: Tuesday 22nd May, 5.30-8pm, ArtZone.
  5. Residents can find out more at www.enfield.gov.uk/edmontongreenplan <http://www.enfield.gov.uk/edmontongreenplan>

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