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Joyce Avenue and Snell’s Park residents vote for new homes and a safer estate

Residents of two Enfield estates have voted in favour of a regeneration proposal which will provide around 2,000 sustainable and energy efficient new homes, improved green spaces and play facilities, and a safer estate.More than three quarters (78.5 per cent) of the people taking part in the ballot on the future of the Joyce Avenue and Snell’s Park estate, in Edmonton, voted in favour of Enfield Council’s proposals. This is a strong mandate for the proposed scheme with a turnout rate of 85.5 per cent representing one of the strongest residents’ ballot results in London. 

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, the Leader of Enfield Council, said: “This scheme will transform the lives of people living on the Joyce and Snell’s Park Estates. Our proposals were developed in response to the concerns residents raised about their estates and were designed to tackle problems such as levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, drug taking and sex working.

“Our scheme was also intended to improve the state of some of our residents’ homes, tackle parking issues and address the lack of safe, accessible green space for residents to relax in and allow your children to play.

“I am delighted that residents of the two estates have voted in favour of the Council’s proposals which are designed to fix all these issues. Residents will move into secure homes where there will be underground parking. The new homes will also be larger and better to heat. In addition all of the residents who were eligible to vote will be given the chance to stay on the estate and will only have to move once.”

The ballot was independently administered by Civica (formerly the Electoral Reform Services, between Wednesday 17 November and Friday 10 December.

In line with the Council’s commitment to deliver more and better Council homes, the authority will lead on the design and commissioning of the project.

The planning proposals for the project are expected to be submitted for approval in Spring 2022 with the development taking an estimated 10 to 15 years to complete. Construction is expected to begin on site in 2023, once planning consent is granted and a contractor is appointed.

All of the new homes will meet quality standards for security, fire safety, energy efficiency and space. Existing secure tenants will be offered a home in the redeveloped estate and tenants who are currently on a Council social rent will continue paying a social rent in the new development.

It is proposed to offer all tenants who wish to stay on the estate a new home through a single move. Overcrowded Council tenants will be entitled to a larger home more suitable for their needs.  A re-housing shared equity option will be offered to approximately 150 resident leaseholders and freeholders from the existing estate.For further information on the Joyce and Snell’s development visit: https://joyceandsnells.co.uk/ or email: joyceandsnells@enfield.gov.uk 

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