Strategic Infrastructure Works (SIW) are needed to unlock phase 2 development and longer-term development potential. A planning application for SIW was submitted in July 2019 and approved in July 2020.
Phase 2 of the development is expected to deliver around 2,300 homes, of which 70% are planned to have more than two bedrooms and 40% to be affordable.
The SIW will allow a comprehensive package of works including cleaning up brownfield land, flood protection works, and a new 2 hectare park. . Far-reaching sustainable transport benefits will be delivered for new residents These include a new east-west link road, and accessibility improvements for pedestrians and cyclists in and around Meridian Water and the lower Edmonton area, better connecting Edmonton Leeside to the rest of the borough.
Compulsory purchase order (CPO)
To deliver the infrastructure effectively and on time, greater control over land and delivery is needed. This includes assembling the land under single ownership.
A compulsory purchase order (CPO) was made on 13th August 2020 to assemble all land required for the delivery of the strategic infrastructure works. A large part of land is already owned by Enfield Council and through ongoing negotiation we have reached voluntary agreement with other parties, whilst seeking to acquire the remaining interests.
To find out more visit www.enfield.gov.uk/MeridianWaterCPO