Ponders End scheme switched on

By Natalie Vincent - Tue 25 September 2018, 1:37 pm

The second phase of the 50 million regeneration of Ponders End High Street, known as Electric Quarter, has been granted planning permission.

Councillors approved the project on 12 September, which will see 106 more homes built at the site, 31 of which would be classed as affordable. This will bring the number of homes in the development to 167.  

More than 750sq m of community space has been earmarked for a library and nursery, and 1,349sq m allocated for commercial and retail space, access roads, parking and landscaping.

Developed with Lovell Partnerships, the first phase of the scheme has already delivered 40 family sized houses with more than half now occupied. A further 21 affordable flats for social rent are nearing completion.

Enfield Council's energy company, Energetik, will connect all 167 homes of the development with the Ponders End community heat network and carry out improvements to the high street.

Council leader, Nesil Caliskan, said: "The regeneration of Ponders End High Street will be truly transformational and the provision of housing is central to this. By tackling poverty through high quality and varied housing, we will be able to support the community, attract new investment, enhance the quality of life for residents and increase civic pride."