North Circular vision set for consultation

Thu 21 February 2013, 11:34 am

Enfield Council's vision for regenerating land around the North Circular Road in the south west of the borough has been given the thumbs up by cabinet members, paving the way for a public consultation.

The proposals, which aim to transform land near the arterial road into a greener more vibrant community with hundreds of new homes, will now go before a full council meeting on 27 February, ahead of a seven-week consultation beginning next month.

The North Circular Area Action Plan takes in the section of the route - also known as the A406 - between New Southgate and the Great Cambridge Road approach, and looks at acceptable housing density and the need for community infrastructure over the next 13 years.

Enfield’s business and regeneration lead, Councillor Del Goddard, said the document set out a clear vision for the area’s future, with first-rate community facilities, high quality local shopping, and new business areas.

“We want to see the area along the North Circular road transformed into a greener, more vibrant, sustainable and desirable place in which to live,“ he said.

“People living in the areas acknowledge that the area around the A406 is in drastic need of improvement and we're determined to use the Area Action Plan as the catalyst to provide real change to our communities in the area.

“We want to create jobs, tackle deprivation and crime and tackle a wide range of issues in the area to ensure that our residents in this part of the borough enjoy living in a better and more pleasant environment.

“To do that we're clearly setting out what our aspirations for the area are, and we'll then seek investment to deliver real change in these communities."