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Transport planning and policy

The Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy sets out his vision for London for the next 23 years. All London boroughs are required to produce a Local Implementation Plan (LIP) to show how they will help to deliver the Mayor's strategy locally alongside their own priorities.

Our Transport Plan aims to transform transport and mobility in Enfield to allow people to travel and goods to be transported in a healthy and sustainable way.

Our priorities are to:

  • make active travel the natural choice, particularly for those trips less than 2km (1.2 miles)
  • make more school trips safe, sustainable and healthy
  • reduce the impact of private vehicles on our streets
  • make the public transport network more accessible and the natural choice for longer trips
  • maintain our assets for the benefit of the public

Our transport objectives are to:

  • deliver Cycle Enfield and supporting measures which encourage more cycling and walking in the borough
  • promote safe, active and sustainable transport to and from schools
  • monitor air quality and develop and deliver interventions which address local issues
  • manage growing demand for on-street parking
  • focus on and improve priority locations, making them safer for vulnerable road users
  • Improve local reliability of and accessibility to the public transport network
  • maintain and improve the transport network in Enfield, including developing potential interventions

View the Enfield Transport Plan and LIP (PDF) and the ETP Strategic Environmental Assessment Post-Adoption Statement (PDF).

Our directional signage policy provides information about making signs easy to understand.

To avoid clutter and build-up, signs should be used sparingly.

Road traffic vehicle emission rules allow local authorities in England to issue fixed penalty notices to drivers who let their vehicles run unnecessarily while stationary on the road.

As part of a wider Mayor’s Air Quality Fund project, we have undertaken anti-idling activities for several years. This involves four anti-idling action days every year at various locations, including level crossings, major junctions and outside schools. On these days drivers of idling vehicles are encouraged to switch off their engines. We also provide information on the negative impacts of idling on air quality.

We will work with our partners to promote the efficient and sustainable movement of freight by road, rail and water by:

  • supporting freight-intensive uses in areas with good access to the strategic road network or proposed water and rail freight facilities, particularly industrial sites in the Upper Lee Valley, including Brimsdown Industrial Estate
  • promoting the potential for freight movement by rail and water
  • continuing to look at ways to improve freight movement between the Upper Lee Valley and the strategic road network
  • continuing to manage lorry movements on the borough road network to protect residential areas

We assess planning applications to see how much the proposed scheme:

  • deals with any anticipated transport impacts
  • supports a shift from private cars to sustainable transport
  • takes account of existing transport use and availability of public transport in the area
  • will impact on environmentally sensitive areas

Before submitting a planning application, you should make sure your proposal meets our aims to:

  • encourage sustainable travel (e.g. walking, cycling, public transport and telecommuting)
  • create accessible, well-connected and inclusive communities
  • lessen traffic demand and its harmful impacts
  • reduce carbon emissions and the climate impacts of transport
  • improve road safety and health

For general planning application guidance, see our planning application process.

Following our proposal of July 2020 to replace the existing lockable barrier with a system of camera control in Ladysmith Road, we received several information requests from residents of Ladysmith Road and others.

For more information, view the Ladysmith Road barrier freedom of information (FOI) pack (PDF).