Enfield Council has submitted proposals to replace the Joyce and Snell’s Park estate’s 795 homes with 1,900 new properties and create high quality open spaces.
The planning application follows the successful ballot in December 2021 which saw 78.5% per cent of residents voting in favour of Enfield Council’s regeneration proposals.
Residents’ aspirations for their estate informed the design and delivery of a hybrid masterplan which includes 530 homes in the detailed application.
The scheme will see the replacement of Boundary Hall, an improved Fore Street shop offer, a new multi-use space including library, community facility and creative space, more green spaces and a link across Sterling Way to improve access from the nearby Silver Street Station.
Many of the benefits for residents will be delivered in the early years of the masterplan demonstrating the Council’s commitment to improving health and wellbeing and creating sustainable neighbourhoods.
Cllr Nesil Caliskan, the Leader of Enfield Council, said: “This exciting programme provides a once in a generation opportunity to deliver on the mandate given to the Council by residents. The proposal will see more Council owned housing delivered for existing residents as well as those in desperate need on the housing register. I am delighted that residents on the Joyce and Snell’s estate have a masterplan which will be their legacy for years to come.
“The scheme will be transformative for people living on the estate. The new scheme will focus on providing energy efficient, good quality new homes with improved play areas. The design will help to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and introduce high quality public open spaces.”
The planning application was submitted at the end of September and is targeted for a December planning committee. If planning is granted, construction will begin next year which will kickstart a multi-phased regeneration programme.
In line with the Council’s commitment to deliver more and better council homes, the authority has led on the design and commissioning of the project with support from a high-quality professional services team including Inner Circle Consulting, HTA architects and planning team and Bailey Garner.
All of the new homes will meet quality standards for security, fire safety, energy efficiency and space. Existing secure tenants and resident leaseholders will be offered a home on the redeveloped estate and access to construction jobs and training will be embedded throughout the project lifetime.
It is proposed to offer all tenants who wish to stay on the estate a new home through a single move with overcrowded Council tenants entitled to a larger home more suitable for their needs.
The current Joyce and Snell’s estates has 795 homes and is split approximately 50:50 social rent and leasehold.
The existing Joyce and Snell’s estates consist of several blocks of flats that were built in the 1950s and 1960s, that represent an increasing cost to the Council. As the existing blocks become older, more complex maintenance would have meant increased disruption to residents.