Borough planners square up to increasing demand

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 15 Apr 2015

Meridian Water

A London borough has strengthened its development management service with a new appointments and a promotion.

Patrick Brennan joins the London Borough of Enfield from property firm Lambert Smith Hampton as a senior planner, while Ashley Treloar has been promoted to senior planning officer.

Planning decisions manager Sharon Davidson told Planning: “Our planning team been strengthened and may well get bigger still.

“We have a lot of housing demand, a high amount of commercial development along the eastern corridor of Enfield and ongoing work involving the Meridian Water development.”

Meridian Water involves the redevelopment of an 85-hectare site to include up to 5,000 new homes and the creation of 3,000 new jobs. 

Meanwhile, housing estates such as the Alma Estate are being redeveloped involving the demolition of tower blocks as art of a wider regeneration of the Ponders End priority area.

Davidson said: "Enfield is committed to exploiting the borough's many development opportunities but also safeguarding and enhancing the Enfield's urban heritage.

“The development management service has been strengthened to achieve these commitments by delivering well designed sustainable developments that contribute to the regeneration of the borough.”

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