A planning application for over 400 new homes, to be built on Avenue Road in Southgate, N14, has been submitted to Enfield Council by Countryside. The proposals will replace the out-dated homes on the New Avenue Estate.

As a flagship project within Enfield’s estates renewal programme, the redevelopment will increase the number of homes from 171 to 412. Plans include a mix of apartments, maisonettes and houses that will be made available for social rent and private sale. The £140m regeneration project, designed by architects HTA, also includes a multi-purpose community centre and a pre-school nursery.

Working in partnership with Enfield Council, Countryside will deliver the development in four phases, with existing blocks on Coverack Close, Beardow Grove, Oakwood Lodge and Shepcot House to be demolished to make way. All existing council tenants will be given the option where possible of being rehoused within the scheme if they choose.

Richard Cherry, Chief Executive Officer, Partnerships at Countryside, said: “We have worked closely with the council and local community to design a scheme that not only significantly increases the number of homes, but also creates a much improved environment for residents and the wider community and we look forward to moving ahead with the delivery of new housing for the borough.”

Cllr Ahmet Oykener, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing & Estate Regeneration commented: “This development not only replaces old housing and introduces many additional homes that will benefit the people of Enfield, but it also includes features that will make it a more enjoyable place to live in. I hope the planning committee receives the plans favourably.”

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