Plans for new homes at Meridian Water

Wed 16 October 2019, 1:56 pm

Major plans for up to 2,300 new homes have been submitted by Enfield Council for the £6bn flagship Meridian Water scheme to create a vibrant riverside community.

The application is the largest ever submitted to the local authority, and was accompanied by a second application setting out the strategic infrastructure needed to support the new homes being built.

It also includes the option to have student accommodation or large-scale shared living accommodation and a hotel, as well as the housing element for the scheme that will be minimum 40% affordable.

The site will also offer commercial, retail and social infrastructure along the riverside and a new three-form entry primary school. 

The plans also include the naturalisation of part of the eastern bank of Pymmes Brook to create an ecological river landscape and provide riverside parkland at Brooks Park.

Enfield Council’s leader, Councillor Nesil Caliskan, said: “Our proposals for Phase Two of Meridian Water will, if granted planning permission, provide thousands of homes and first-class infrastructure.

"It will play a significant part in the Council’s plans to provide thousands of new homes and jobs on the site which local residents will be the primary beneficiary of.

"Enfield Council’s corporate priority is to provide much needed housing and jobs for local people, growing the local economy and enhancing our local communities.”

In April this year Galliford Try Partnerships was chosen as development partner to create the first 725 homes at Meridian One, part of Phase 1, which will be built around the new Meridian Water train station.

The new station was opened in June and will serve up to four million rail passengers a year. The search for a new developer for Meridian Two at Leeside Road has started that forms part of the Phase 2 site.

The scheme, if granted planning permission, will deliver around 250 affordable homes with workspace on the lower floors for makers and creators. Enfield Council successfully bid for £156m of Housing Infrastructure Fund cash that will be invested in new road transport infrastructure and a high frequency rail service.

The application can be viewed and commented on here: https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/planning/the-planning-register

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