Councillors have given approval for plans to develop the central causeway at the £1.5 billion Meridian Water development, which will allow building work on the first phase of the scheme to begin.
The project is set to create up to 8,420 homes, 3,000 jobs and improved public transport links, as well as schools, shops and a police station.
The central causeway – Meridian Boulevard – is a tree-lined corridor which will act as the gateway into the development. The council said the planning approval will help to bring forward the construction of 2,700 new homes as part of the first phase of the project.
Enfield Council’s cabinet member for housing and estate renewal, Councillor Ahmet Oykener, said: “Meridian Water is ready for take-off. We will be forging ahead with a truly landmark scheme that will transform north London and create a vibrant waterside community in a unrivalled setting.”