Edmonton Leeside is in the south eastern corner of Enfield and includes the Meridian Water regeneration area, established employment estates, Lee Valley Regional Park, Picketts Lock and major infrastructure facilities such as the Edmonton Eco Park and Deephams Sewage Treatment Works. We are preparing an Area Action Plan (AAP) to support development and investment in the area.
The Edmonton Leeside AAP, previously known as the Central Leeside AAP, was renamed to better reflect its location. This change was approved at the Local Plan Cabinet Sub Committee on 22 November 2016.
On 25 January 2017 Council approved the Proposed Submission Edmonton Leeside AAP for public consultation and submission to the government for examination.
We have prepared a renewed AAP due to changing circumstances surrounding Meridian Water, which included the award of Housing Zone funding, a need for more homes and jobs, our purchase of significant land, proposals for Crossrail 2 and the procurement of a development partner. This led to the need for an updated evidence base and review of the emerging AAP.
The Edmonton Leeside AAP and supporting documents underwent public consultation from Wednesday 15 March until Friday 28 April 2017.
27 responses were received during the consultation. The comments are being reviewed and consideration will be given to any changes needed in the document. We will then submit the document to the government for examination.
We approved the previous version, the Proposed Submission Central Leeside AAP, on 19 November 2014.
We prepared the Discover Central Leeside: Towards a draft Area Action Plan document to re-engage the community and stakeholders, and took the document to public consultation during 2012. The responses received were used to develop the 2014 proposed submission document.
Baseline and Issues and Options stages
Early in the AAP process we prepared the following baseline and Issues and Options documents:
We formally adopted the North Circular Area Action Plan (NCAAP) (PDF, 4.3MB) and policies map (PDF, 3.7MB) on 8 October 2014. Refer to the formal adoption statement (PDF, 93KB).
The Planning Inspector concluded it to be a sound basis for planning along this section of the A406. This is an area-specific plan that responds to challenges and opportunities in this part of Enfield.
The NCAAP is part of our Local Plan and will be used alongside the adopted Core Strategy, the adopted New Southgate Masterplan, and the emerging Development Management Document (DMD) to determine planning applications in the area.
Below are links to the core documents that were referred to during the examination process. A document library (PDF, 83KB) was prepared as part of the examination progresses.
Inspector Patrick Whitehead was appointed to examine the Area Action. The Inspector held a public hearing session and has now reported on his findings (PDF, 109KB).
We formally adopted the North East Enfield Area Action Plan (NEEAAP) and Policies Map (PDF, 7MB) on 8 June 2016. Refer to the formal Adoption Statement (PDF, 26KB). The Inspector formally delivered his report (PDF, 119KB) into the soundness of the Plan to the Council on 1 March 2016 and concluded the NEEAAP meets the criteria of soundness set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and is an appropriate basis for planning in the north east of the borough. This is an area-specific plan that responds to challenges and opportunities in this part of Enfield.
The NEEAAP is part of our Local Plan and will be used alongside the adopted Core Strategy, and the Development Management Document (DMD) to determine planning applications in the area.
The Area Action Plan (AAP) covers the area stretching from the M25 southwards to Ponders End. It includes Enfield Lock, Enfield Highway, Ponders End, Turkey Street and Southbury. Enfield's adopted Core Strategy (2010) identifies the North East of the borough as a strategic growth area with a focus on change and regeneration.
The AAP will provide a comprehensive planning framework and identifies opportunity sites for redevelopment and key infrastructure in North East Enfield. It will be used to direct investment, redevelopment proposals, inform key infrastructure discussions and guide estate renewal projects.
The role of the Area Action Plan is to coordinate this period of change and guide both public and private investment. AAPs can stimulate regeneration, resolve conflicts, and provide policies to help ensure future investment meets the needs of communities.
This AAP is needed to provide detailed and area-specific policies. It aims to ensure that new development proposals bring real benefits, particularly by delivering sustainable communities, high quality environmental improvements, housing, affordable homes, jobs and community facilities.
North East Enfield Area Action Plan (NEEAAP):
NEEAAP Sustainability appraisal document:
NEEAAP Equalities impact assessment:
For all supporting documents relating to all aspects of the North East Enfield Area Action Plan preparation, see this page.