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The Future of Leeside Discussed

Enfield Council’s Central Leeside Area Action plan, which was produced following detailed consultation with local businesses and residents, aims to transform the Upper Lee Valley by providing better connected public transport, support business and economic growth and bring extra jobs and opportunities to the area for local residents 


Specific projects include Enfield Council’s flagship project, Meridian Water which will create up to 5,000 new homes and 3,000 new jobs as well as new schools, a health centre and other community facilities, the upgrading of Deephams Sewage Works to reduce odour and increase capacity and the introduction of the Lee Valley Heat Network which will provide new homes with affordable low carbon heat through a city scale decentralised energy network. 


The vision for the area also includes creating a more frequent and reliable rail service to enable the regeneration within the whole Lee Valley and a new station – Meridian Water, which will operate a four train per hour service by 2018 and a planned eight train per hour service by 2022. 


If agreed by Cabinet the Area Action Plan will be subject to a full public consultation, before being submitted to the Secretary of State for final agreement. 


Cllr Alan Sitkin, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration said “Central Leeside is huge for Enfield, an absolutely crucial growth area featuring a number of our main leading industrial areas. It is destined to play a key role in growing North London’s economy over the coming years. 


“We are absolutely determined to put in place the mechanisms that will help businesses to flourish and the Central Leeside Area Action Plan does precisely that. 


“Enfield Council is committed to making our borough a better place to live and work by providing opportunities for all our residents and, if adopted, this exciting plan will act as a blueprint for the transformation of the Upper Lee Valley.” 



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