January start for 'small sites' project

By Jim Dunton - Wed 3 July 2013, 3:24 pm

Enfield Council's "small sites" project to build 94 new homes on seven plots across the borough is set to start on-site at the beginning of 2014, councillors have been told.

A meeting of the authority‘s housing, growth and regeneration scrutiny panel was told that all but one of the sites - some of which had been occupied by outdated homes for the elderly - had now been cleared ready for work to start.

Officers said expressions of interest in the scheme had been submitted by four developers and that invitations to tender were currently being finalised.

They said work on the 94 homes - just under half of which will be council-owned “affordable” properties  - was set to begin in January, with completion in 2015.

The seven sites are: Parsonage Lane, Lavender Hill, Forty Hill, St George’s Crescent, Tudor Road, Jasper Close, and the former garage site at Holtwhites Hill.

Councillors were told that the authority had also purchased the Old Sergeant pub in Parsonage Lane for development.