Boroughs | Enfield




Map Key

  • Investment Opportunities
  • Opportunity Areas
  • Area of Intensification
  • Central activity Zone

Town Centres

  • International or metropolitan
  • Major
  • District
  • Borough Boundary
  • Green Belt
  • Metropolitan open land / Other open spaces
  • Rail station
  • Railway track
  • Foreshore
  • Water

Investment Opportunities

  1. Joyce Avenue and Snell's Park
  2. Meridian Water

Investment Opportunities

Joyce Avenue and Snell's Park

Joyce Avenue and Snell's Park

The regeneration of Joyce and Snell’s presents a unique opportunity to transform the lives of residents in Upper Edmonton. Comprehensive regeneration led by Enfield Council will transform an estate suffering from crime and antisocial behaviour into a welcoming place to live. Over a 15-year period, 800 homes will be replaced by approximately 2,000 homes, with at least half affordable. There will be high quality new homes for all existing Council tenants and a variety of intermediate and private homes. The development will feature parks and a new square with community hub that will become the focal point of Upper Edmonton. Residents have supported the Council’s proposals through a strong ‘Yes’ vote in the recent GLA ballot. 

Development cost: £850m

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Meridian Water

Meridian Water

Meridian Water is a major, 20-year London regeneration programme led by Enfield Council, bringing 10,000 homes and 6,000, high-quality jobs to Enfield, north London, next door to the Lee Valley Regional Park. Meridian One will see approximately 1,000 homes with associated commercial space built at Willoughby Lane, which is being delivered by our development partner Countryside Partnerships. These first homes are being delivered around the new Meridian Water station. A development partner has also been appointed for Meridian Two at Leeside Road, which will deliver approximately 270 affordable homes. Alongside these permanent developments is a vibrant meanwhile programme. For details on all developments please visit or follow us on social media. 

Development cost: £6 billion

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Enfield is the capital’s most northern borough located in the heart of the strategically important UK Innovation Corridor. Enfield features transformative place shaping programmes that aim to maximise the rate of housing growth, increase the level of economic prosperity and deliver economic resilience that contributes to London’s reputation as an international centre of business and tourism. Enfield is an urbanised centre with access to the 26-mile-long, 10,000-acre Lee Valley Park, as well as being the logistics and distribution hub of the capital.

Enfield has an important role to play in London’s economic growth over the next 30 years and beyond. Meridian Water, one of the largest urban regeneration programmes in the country is a £6bn, 20-year project bringing 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs. There are 13,275 businesses registered in Enfield with 93 per cent of these being small businesses employing 10 people or fewer. The boroughs proximity to the M25 provides road access to every major city and business centre in the UK and there are five international airports all within one hour by car.


Population projections 2021 334,132

Population projections 2050 391,687


London plan new homes (ten-year target) 12,460

Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) 571

  • The blue and green assets have a crucial role to play in the borough’s goal to hit net zero emissions within the next 20 years, with the aim of achieving a 25 per cent increase in blue-green infrastructure whilst protecting existing assets.
  • Enfield was ranked as the 14th most diverse borough in London, with 38.87 per cent of its population Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic. Overseas-born residents make up 39 per cent of the borough’s population.
  • 35 per cent of the population are aged 20 to 44 years old, higher than the England average but significantly lower than the London average.

Brett Leahy, Director of Planning and Growth

“The council has delivered a new agenda with energy and determination, working to deliver a lifetime of opportunities for all our residents. From launching the most ambitious council-led house building programme in the history of the borough, to securing investment for community initiatives to improve the lives of our residents, to bringing new businesses that provide high-skill jobs into Enfield and securing investment in our town centres, we have already achieved significant successes”

  • High-quality employment: proactively working to bring more employers to Enfield to take advantage of the strategic location and skilled worked force. There is a strong focus on inward investment, diversifying to new and emerging sectors such as creative and cultural industries and e-commerce.
  • Enhance skills and opportunities: working to engage and understand the needs of Enfield’s people, preparing them to succeed and connecting them to opportunities. The strategy is people centric, creating an ‘economy that works for everyone’.
  • Town centres: taking an active role in place stewardship and exploring innovative and actionable projects with communities to develop town centres that are vibrant, safe and inclusive. Working to deliver initiatives and encourage investment that enable high streets and town centres to thrive and attract people to live, work and visit.
  • Cultural offer: the ability to make and export culture is an increasingly important economic driver for Enfield and the wider London economy. The council are working towards making Enfield a capital for culture in North London, taking advantage of unique characteristics. Looking at how opportunities to foster and celebrate culture can inform the wider decision making to create a strong visitor economy and make Enfield a destination of choice for people across London and beyond.

Enfield Local Plan:

Enfield Council is embarking on an exciting journey of urban and rural evolution with the comprehensive update of its new Local Plan. The emerging new Enfield Local Plan (ELP) will guide the trajectory of the borough’s spatial development well into the future up to 2041 and beyond.

At the core, the ELP represents the borough’s roadmap, guiding the course of the borough’s growth. Anchored by careful contemplation, the plan assesses the forthcoming needs for development, both in terms of quantity and diversity, and orchestrates the ‘when’ and ‘how’ of these developments.

Central to its core is the principle of sustainability. The ELP adeptly balances growth imperatives with a steadfast commitment to preserving, enhancing and celebrating the intrinsic local character. It weaves a narrative of mindful development, where each aspect contributes to the borough’s unique elements without diminishing its charm.

As Enfield steps confidently into the future, the new Enfield Local Plan promises a compelling journey – with a blend of expansion, sustainability and a steadfast respect for the borough’s cherished places.