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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Jewell, Stewart and Uddin.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
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There were no declarations of interest.
To note, that no requests for deputations have been received for presentation to this Cabinet meeting.
There were no deputations.
A report from the Executive Director – Place is attached. (Key decision – reference number 4590)
Councillor Nesil Caliskan (Leader of the Council) introduced the report of the Director of Place, Sarah Cary (No: 134) - Joyce Avenue and Snells Park Estate Redevelopment.
1. The report was the culmination of several years preparatory work on a project which was now ready to begin. It was crucial to avoid delay at this point, which was the reason for presenting the report that evening.
2. In 2017, Cabinet had given approval to start feasibility work to find out how best renew the two estates, with full details in the report.
3. The Council was committed to provide a home to all existing residents, including those in private leased accommodation. A significant number of people living on the estate were in the private sector
4. Regeneration would provide a benefit to the whole local community.
5. The model, specific to Enfield, would include Council homes for social rent as well as some build to rent properties. The Council would remain the landlord.
6. Homes would also be provided for key workers, including those working at the nearby North Middlesex Hospital. The hospital Chief Executive had written a letter of support.
7. The proposals would seek to address concerns of local residents, who had in the past felt abandoned, including crime, prostitution and antisocial behaviour.
8. In the short term, funding would be unlocked for a hub based in the Boundary Hall on the Snells Park Estate. A team of staff would be based there to carryout community engagement and deal with residents’ issues. Work would also be put in hand to improve the physical environment, knocking down derelict garages and bin stores which could be magnets for crime. It was planned that the Boundary Hall could be refurbished by the end of the year.
9. As well as replacing existing Council homes there will be additional affordable homes for people in temporary accommodation. Those with a legal right to a Council home would be prioritised. However, there would also be good quality homes for private rent for those who were not eligible for social housing.
10. The existing open space was not well used and better, more attractive green spaces and play areas would be created. Initial consultation with residents had found that safe places for children’s play was a key requirement
11. The Florence Hayes Park could be used to enable the first stage of the development, so that people will only need to be decanted once, but this would be subject to consultation with local residents.
12. There will be other regeneration opportunities in the area including the proposals for the Fore Street.
13. Members praised the innovative approach.
14. Work would be done to bring the two communities on each of the estates together into one community.
15. The aim was to involve all residents in the re-development and design of the new buildings.
16. Flexibility had been built into the scheme as the whole project would take 10-15 years and during this time things ... view the full minutes text for item 4.
To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting of the Cabinet held on 16 October 2019.
AGREED that the minutes of a meeting of the Cabinet held on 16 October 2019 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.