Local plan call for sites

Thu 17 January 2019, 1:19 pm

Enfield Council is inviting residents, landowners, developers, businesses and other key partners to submit sites, and make suggestions for the future use of development of land for new housing, workplaces, shops, arts and cultural uses, community facilities, open space or mixed use schemes.

The local plan, once adopted in 2020, will provide the planning framework to allow sustainable and managed growth in the borough through the creation of new homes, well-paid jobs and the vital supporting community infrastructure until 2036.

Ahmet Oykener, cabinet member for property and assets, said: “Our local plan aims to improve the supply of genuinely affordable high-quality family homes for Enfield residents, help get young people on the housing ladder and permanently remove the need for expensive temporary accommodation.

 “It will demonstrate our commitment to targeting 50% affordable homes for new housing developments.

“We will always prefer to meet Enfield’s housing needs by building on brownfield and town centre sites, but our local plan needs to consider every single option available to us.”

For each of the past five years, Enfield has built an average of 550 new homes, but the draft new London Plan expects 1,876 homes to be built each year between 2019 and 2029 and government targets call for 3,500 homes to be built every year over the same period, necessitating a significant increase in construction activity.

There will be a number of opportunities for public engagement and consultation before the Local Plan’s adoption in 2020.

For further information and to submit a site, please call 020 8379 3866 or email localplan@enfield.gov.uk.