Approval for 94 home 'small sites' schemes

By Jim Dunton - Thu 5 December 2013, 3:30 pm

Plans to redevelop seven sites in Enfield and Chase Side with a total of 94 homes have been approved by Enfield Council's planning committee.

The council-led initiative will see the delivery of new council housing in the areas for the first time in three decades, and also provide new homes for private sale.

Enfield Council decided to demolish six out-of-date sheltered housing blocks on different sites in July last year to redevelop them as family housing, and has since added a seventh site - at Forty Hill - to the list.

Construction at the first sites - Parsonage Lane and Jasper Close - is set to start on site in April next year.

Councillor Ahmet Oykener, Enfield’s housing lead, said the first homes for rent at the sites were expected to be ready next autumn.

“This is great news for residents and it will be very exciting to follow the progress of the development and see people that are in need of a home of their own moving into their new property,” he said.

“This scheme is a good example of how councils can solve a shortage of affordable housing by using an innovative and imaginative way of getting 'round problems for the benefit of the wider community.”