Consultation on Enfield Town revamp

A map of the proposed changes is available on the Enfield Council website

Chance for resident and businesses to have their say, reports James Cracknell

A consultation is ending tomorrow on new plans to revamp Enfield Town, providing more pedestrian crossings, cycle lanes, public spaces, and introducing a 20mph speed limit.

Enfield Council was awarded £6million by Transport for London last year as part of its ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ scheme to make town centres “cleaner, greener, and more pleasant places to live”.

Its proposals for the town centre, published last month, include the creation of a new public square between Church Street and Little Park Gardens, two-way segregated cycle lanes, 20mph zone, a revamped and enlarged public space at entrance to Enfield Town Station, widened pavements, and improved pedestrian crossings at major junctions.

Previous plans for Enfield Town proposed by the council had included ditching the current one-way system around Church Street, Genotin Road, London Road and Cecil Road, but this is no longer being considered. However, on-street car parking is proposed to be reduced to help create more space for pedestrians.

Council leader Nesil Caliskan said: “We want to invest in our town centre. We want shops to be supported and we want to attract as many people as possible, but we also want to see development in Enfield Town that is in keeping with its heritage and history, in a way that celebrates things like the market and the fountain.

“We want to make sure it is change businesses and residents really want.”

Residents can comment until Sunday 15th November. For more information and to have your say go to letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/enfieldtown