Council consulting on draft Local Plan

Tue 5 February 2019, 2:57 pm

Enfield Council is currently working on a new Local Plan for the period up to 2036, and is inviting those with an interest in the area to have their say.

This will look at the main challenges the borough faces and how to tackle them; ensuring there is enough housing to meet everyone’s needs, considering the future of town centres, reviewing the infrastructure and community facilities, ensuring future development is of high quality, creating places that promote health and wellbeing, as well as creating better employment opportunities and promoting economic growth in the borough.

The plan’s consultation period, which runs till 28 February and incorporates several drop-in sessions, will allow the council to consider options for growth and change across Enfield.

As part of the plan, the council has issued a ‘call for sites’, inviting those with land or potential sites for development to submit them for consideration, the council is particularly looking for small and medium sites for housing to help ease the housing shortage.

Councillor Ahmet Oykener, Enfield cabinet member for property and assets, says: “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.

“The Local Plan will demonstrate our commitment to targeting 50 per cent 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.” 

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