Joyce and Snells regeneration gets £50m funding boost

City Hall set to support redevelopment of twin estates in Angel Edmonton

Plans for the redevelopment of Joyce Avenue Estate (credit Enfield Council)
Plans for the redevelopment of Joyce Avenue Estate (credit Enfield Council)

Enfield Council has been awarded a £50million grant to help acquire and develop land for a major estate redevelopment in Angel Edmonton.

The funding from City Hall provides a boost to the regeneration of Joyce and Snells Park estates, where the council plans to replace 795 existing homes with more than 2,000 over a period of 20 years.

The total cost of the project is forecasted to be nearly £800m, but the £50m funding from the Homes for Londoners Land Fund will help to “unlock” the regeneration by supporting buyback of leaseholders’ interests across the Joyce Avenue and Snells Park estates.

Alongside new homes, the project will deliver a new civic hub including a nursery, a library, a community centre and flexible community space, as well as two green spaces.

Ergin Erbil, the council’s deputy leader, said: “This is an exciting and truly ambitious project that will deliver more, better, and affordable homes with facilities that will help to enhance the lives of the community living in and around the estates.

“The design will not only provide homes desperately needed in Enfield. We have also incorporated green spaces to create a truly inclusive environment to boost the wellbeing of all who live near the estate. We are committed to delivering these transformational projects in Enfield.”

Joyce Avenue and Snells Park estates were built between the 1950s and 1960s and the council says there has been “a gradual rise in antisocial behaviour” with the designs of the estates now seen as “outdated” with “ageing buildings”.

In December 2021, a ballot saw 78.5% of residents voting in favour of the council’s masterplan and regeneration proposals.

Outline plans for the project were submitted in autumn 2022, but appear to have since stalled with no decision since being taken.

The submitted plans include 619 homes for social rent, 218 for shared ownership and 125 available through a shared equity scheme. The remaining 1,021 properties are proposed for private sale.

Tom Copely, deputy mayor for housing and residential development at City Hall, said: “Building more of the homes that Londoners need is a top priority for the mayor, who last year successfully met the ambitious target of starting 116,000 affordable homes across the capital.

“I am proud to support Enfield Council through the mayor’s Land Fund as we continue working together to build a fairer and more prosperous London for everyone.”

Existing secure tenants and resident leaseholders will be offered a home on the redeveloped estate.

The area will further be boosted by the provisional £11.9m pledged to the Angel Edmonton area from the third tranche of the government’s Levelling Up Fund, with an aim of “increasing footfall, creating local jobs, reducing crime, encouraging active travel and creating a more attractive environment”.

For more information on the Joyce and Snells development:
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