Plans to build nearly 1000 new homes at the former Alma Estate in Enfield have been given the go ahead. Enfield Council has approved Countryside’s proposals to regenerate the post-war housing estate by building 993 new homes along with shops, a gym, medical centre and community facilities. The project is the borough’s largest housing estate renewal scheme and it will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the Ponders End area.
Richard Cherry, CEO Partnerships at Countryside comments: “It is great news that these plans, developed with our architect Pollard Thomas Edwards and planning consultant Terence O’Rourke, have now been approved. We look forward to working with our partners Enfield Council and Newlon Housing Trust to deliver new housing and significant improvements to this area. Our vision is for a development with a strong sense of community where people will be proud to live and that will stand the test of time for generations to come.”
The new development will include homes in a range of sizes and tenures including private sale, council rented homes and shared ownership homes to be available through Newlon Housing Trust. The vision is to create a sought-after place to live, with aspirational homes located close to the high performing local schools, new community facilities and good transport connections by road and rail. The proposals include the development of Station Square at Ponders End railway station, creating a new gateway into Ponders End and transforming the area.