Let’s Talk: Enfield Blue and Green Strategy

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This consultation sets out our proposals to protect, maintain and enhance Enfield’s network of blue and green assets - parks, rivers, lakes, gardens, woodlands, canals, wetlands, allotments, playing pitches, woodlands, and much more. The Enfield Blue and Green Strategy sets out our ambitions to:

  • increase levels of physical activity and social interaction;
  • overcome physical severance and exposure to air and water pollution;
  • create more play spaces and cycle/pedestrian-friendly streets;
  • enhance the public realm at key gateways (e.g. town centres);
  • widen access to waterspaces and parks, especially within deprived areas;
  • reduce flooding from rivers and surface water run-off;
  • remediate degraded environments;
  • increase biodiversity and sustainable food production;
  • celebrate our rich landscape heritage; and
  • promote green tourism.

Our long term vision is to become the greenest borough in London at the heart of the capital's new national park. Over the next ten years, we aim to create more publicly accessible green spaces and areas of woodland than anywhere else in London.

This strategy also provides an update to the existing Parks and Open Space Strategy and Biodiversity Action Plan, as part of the borough’s response to the covid-19 pandemic and the threats arising from climate change.

Alongside this strategy, we have published an audit of the borough’s blue and green network. The audit sets out standards to guide the provision of blue and green infrastructure within new development and identifies surpluses and deficits across the borough. We have also undertaken a review of the borough's nature conservation sites, priority habitats and priority species. However, we are not seeking comments on these supporting documents (as they form part of the evidence base).

We ran a 12-week consultation on the draft strategy (30 November 2020 - 12 January 2021) to seek your views on how our blue and green assets should be enhanced and prioritised. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Feedback from the consultation will inform the content of the final version. We look forward to working with you and other partners to help implement the vision, aims and objectives of the strategy over the coming years.


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This consultation sets out our proposals to protect, maintain and enhance Enfield’s network of blue and green assets - parks, rivers, lakes, gardens, woodlands, canals, wetlands, allotments, playing pitches, woodlands, and much more. The Enfield Blue and Green Strategy sets out our ambitions to:

  • increase levels of physical activity and social interaction;
  • overcome physical severance and exposure to air and water pollution;
  • create more play spaces and cycle/pedestrian-friendly streets;
  • enhance the public realm at key gateways (e.g. town centres);
  • widen access to waterspaces and parks, especially within deprived areas;
  • reduce flooding from rivers and surface water run-off;
  • remediate degraded environments;
  • increase biodiversity and sustainable food production;
  • celebrate our rich landscape heritage; and
  • promote green tourism.

Our long term vision is to become the greenest borough in London at the heart of the capital's new national park. Over the next ten years, we aim to create more publicly accessible green spaces and areas of woodland than anywhere else in London.

This strategy also provides an update to the existing Parks and Open Space Strategy and Biodiversity Action Plan, as part of the borough’s response to the covid-19 pandemic and the threats arising from climate change.

Alongside this strategy, we have published an audit of the borough’s blue and green network. The audit sets out standards to guide the provision of blue and green infrastructure within new development and identifies surpluses and deficits across the borough. We have also undertaken a review of the borough's nature conservation sites, priority habitats and priority species. However, we are not seeking comments on these supporting documents (as they form part of the evidence base).

We ran a 12-week consultation on the draft strategy (30 November 2020 - 12 January 2021) to seek your views on how our blue and green assets should be enhanced and prioritised. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Feedback from the consultation will inform the content of the final version. We look forward to working with you and other partners to help implement the vision, aims and objectives of the strategy over the coming years.


Survey feedback now closed