New Avenue Estate regeneration approved

By Marco Cillario - Fri 11 November 2016, 3:26 pm

Approval has been granted for more than 400 homes on Avenue Road in Southgate.

Enfield Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead on 8 November to Countryside Properties’ New Avenue Estate regeneration scheme, the developer has confirmed.

The £140 million project, designed by architect HTA, will increase the number of homes on the site from 171 to 408.

Plans also include a community centre, a nursery and an energy centre.

The scheme will be delivered in phases, in partnership with Enfield Council, following the demolition of the residential buildings on Shepcot House, Oakwood Lodge, Beardow Grove, Coverack Close and the rear garage court on Lousada Lodge.

Countryside said all existing council tenants “will be given the option where possible of being rehoused within the scheme if they choose”.

The redevelopment of the estate will deliver a mix of two, three, four, five, six and nine-storey buildings with 330 car parking spaces. A play area will be created at Cowper Gardens.

Councillor Ahmet Oykener, council’s cabinet member for housing and housing regeneration, welcomed the plans when they were submitted in May, saying: “This development not only replaces old housing and introduces many additional homes that will benefit the people of Enfield, but it also includes features that will make it a more enjoyable place to live in."

Work should start in 2017 and be completed in 2023.