Enfield Council has submitted an ambitious outline bid to Transport for London’s Liveable Neighbourhoods Programme which, if successful, will form part of the large-scale regeneration of Enfield Town.
Enfield Council is committed to revitalising all our major town centres, improving connections and creating vibrant and beautiful places that residents want to spend time in. The Council will be working with local communities and traders over the next few months to help shape this vision that’s in line with the Enfield Town Masterplan.
Enfield Council’s Leader, Councillor Nesil Caliskan, said: “This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to transform Enfield for the benefit of everyone. By working together in a constructive way, we have an opportunity to create a vibrant major town centre, whilst respecting the town’s unique character. Any vision for the Town should be shared with local residents, the market and the traders. If additional investment is brought forward, this will not only benefit Enfield Town. It will also enable us to expand our Transport for London funded neighbourhood improvement work to further areas across the borough.”
The plans, which are currently at the conceptual stage, outline a visionary proposal for an ambitious programme of works that would encourage walking, cycling and the wider use of public transport. They are also part of the Council’s drive to explore opportunities which can attract external investment into the borough.
Whatever the outcome, in Spring 2019 Enfield Council will kick off a fresh conversation into how best to make Enfield Town a key destination, whilst facilitating safe travel for all. Enfield residents will be encouraged to share their thoughts and views, whilst businesses will have an opportunity to help shape the proposals. Organisations, such as Enfield Disability Action, will also be invited to contribute, helping to ensure that we create a truly accessible town centre for everyone.
Enfield Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Daniel Anderson added: “Everyone wants to see our town centre flourish, but it is crucial for us to listen to a wide range of views if the plans are to evolve for everyone’s benefit.
“This is a great opportunity for everyone who cares about Enfield Town to work together, in the best interests of its long-term future.”
Transport for London is expected to receive funding requests for Liveable Neighbourhoods from across London, with an announcement on successful bidders from the first round scheduled for March 2019.