Let's Talk Enfield Town

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Introduction

Enfield Town will be undergoing an exciting transformation that will see a range of improvements delivered in the coming years.

Enfield Council is focused on working with the community to create a healthy town centre, that encourages more people to visit and enjoy their time in Enfield Town. As such, we are bringing forward proposals to deliver new and improved public spaces, alongside better pedestrian, bus and cycling facilities that will mean people can get around the town centre, more easily, in an active and sustainable manner, and enjoy several new and improved public spaces.

The proposals that we are bringing forward have been directly shaped by the Design Principles that were developed through the Let's Talk Enfield Town project last year, in which over 1,000 people contributed their ideas on what they wanted to see in the future in the town centre. The design principles established were, Enfield Town:

  • is safe for all
  • has a vibrant economy
  • is a great place to be
  • offers transport choices
  • celebrates its heritage.

In addition to these Design Principles, the proposals have drawn on the priorities set out in the Council's recently adopted Climate Change Action Plan 2020, as well as the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the Enfield Town Masterplan Framework. Each of these documents supports the delivery of changes that will make Enfield Town a cleaner, greener, healthier and more sustainable place in the years to come. The resources available on this page, including the information boards, technical summary and FAQs outline the plans in more detail. You can also attend one of our online presentations hosted on Zoom by registering to attend below.

Our proposed plan to improve Enfield Town

We have now published a proposed plan to improve Enfield Town which you can download via the Document Library on the right hand side of this page. Information boards can also be downloaded which provide an overview of the proposals. A technical summary can also be downloaded that provides background information on the proposed plan.

The proposed plan includes a range of measures to improve the Town Centre for the community for generations to come. Key aspects of the proposed plan include:

  • Increasing the number of formal signalised pedestrian crossings throughout the Town Centre
  • Increasing the width of footways where possible to prioritise space for pedestrians
  • Introducing a formal 20 mph speed limit on all roads in the town centre
  • Placing a particular focus on improving the pedestrian connection between the Market Square and Pearsons shop front / shopping centre entrance
  • Improving the pedestrian arrival at Enfield Town Station
  • Introducing a series of facilities to enable safer cycling through the town centre and creating connections with other cycle routes
  • Creating a better connection between the Library Green and Enfield Town Park
  • Creating a new public square at the junction of Little Park Gardens and Church Street (outside Nationwide Building Society)
  • Introducing 15 formal blue badge disabled bays throughout the Town Centre
  • Collaborating with the Old Enfield Charitable Trust and Vicar of St Andrew's Church to enhance the Market Square as the heart of the Town Centre
  • Creating an improved public space on ‘Fountain Island’.

Taken together these changes will help deliver on a series of key policy priorities for Enfield Council including:

  • Delivering key infrastructure that can support residents choosing active and healthy modes of transport, such as walking and cycling, in line with the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  • Meeting the commitment set out in our Climate Change Action Plan 2020 to make the London Borough of Enfield carbon neutral by 2040, by encouraging sustainable transport use
  • Improving our natural environment and our public spaces, in line with the priorities set out in the Enfield Town Masterplan Framework.

This section of the website only provides a snapshot of what is being proposed and we encourage you to view the documents on the right hand side of this page as they provide more detail about the plans.

Submit your feedback

The opportunity to provide your feedback has now closed. Thank you to everyone who shared their comments with us. Your feedback will inform future versions of the proposed plan for improvements to the town centre, and help us ensure what is proposed is delivering on the Design Principles established with the community last year.

Enfield Town’s Public Spaces

As part of our proposed plan, we are invited the community to help us shape four public spaces in Enfield Town:

  • The Library Green and Town Park entrance
  • Fountain Island
  • Enfield Town Station Plaza
  • Saddlers Mill Square (a new public space proposed at the eastern junction of Church Street and Little Park Gardens)

Should you have any questions about the improvements proposed please email letstalk@enfield.gov.uk.

Introduction

Enfield Town will be undergoing an exciting transformation that will see a range of improvements delivered in the coming years.

Enfield Council is focused on working with the community to create a healthy town centre, that encourages more people to visit and enjoy their time in Enfield Town. As such, we are bringing forward proposals to deliver new and improved public spaces, alongside better pedestrian, bus and cycling facilities that will mean people can get around the town centre, more easily, in an active and sustainable manner, and enjoy several new and improved public spaces.

The proposals that we are bringing forward have been directly shaped by the Design Principles that were developed through the Let's Talk Enfield Town project last year, in which over 1,000 people contributed their ideas on what they wanted to see in the future in the town centre. The design principles established were, Enfield Town:

  • is safe for all
  • has a vibrant economy
  • is a great place to be
  • offers transport choices
  • celebrates its heritage.

In addition to these Design Principles, the proposals have drawn on the priorities set out in the Council's recently adopted Climate Change Action Plan 2020, as well as the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the Enfield Town Masterplan Framework. Each of these documents supports the delivery of changes that will make Enfield Town a cleaner, greener, healthier and more sustainable place in the years to come. The resources available on this page, including the information boards, technical summary and FAQs outline the plans in more detail. You can also attend one of our online presentations hosted on Zoom by registering to attend below.

Our proposed plan to improve Enfield Town

We have now published a proposed plan to improve Enfield Town which you can download via the Document Library on the right hand side of this page. Information boards can also be downloaded which provide an overview of the proposals. A technical summary can also be downloaded that provides background information on the proposed plan.

The proposed plan includes a range of measures to improve the Town Centre for the community for generations to come. Key aspects of the proposed plan include:

  • Increasing the number of formal signalised pedestrian crossings throughout the Town Centre
  • Increasing the width of footways where possible to prioritise space for pedestrians
  • Introducing a formal 20 mph speed limit on all roads in the town centre
  • Placing a particular focus on improving the pedestrian connection between the Market Square and Pearsons shop front / shopping centre entrance
  • Improving the pedestrian arrival at Enfield Town Station
  • Introducing a series of facilities to enable safer cycling through the town centre and creating connections with other cycle routes
  • Creating a better connection between the Library Green and Enfield Town Park
  • Creating a new public square at the junction of Little Park Gardens and Church Street (outside Nationwide Building Society)
  • Introducing 15 formal blue badge disabled bays throughout the Town Centre
  • Collaborating with the Old Enfield Charitable Trust and Vicar of St Andrew's Church to enhance the Market Square as the heart of the Town Centre
  • Creating an improved public space on ‘Fountain Island’.

Taken together these changes will help deliver on a series of key policy priorities for Enfield Council including:

  • Delivering key infrastructure that can support residents choosing active and healthy modes of transport, such as walking and cycling, in line with the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  • Meeting the commitment set out in our Climate Change Action Plan 2020 to make the London Borough of Enfield carbon neutral by 2040, by encouraging sustainable transport use
  • Improving our natural environment and our public spaces, in line with the priorities set out in the Enfield Town Masterplan Framework.

This section of the website only provides a snapshot of what is being proposed and we encourage you to view the documents on the right hand side of this page as they provide more detail about the plans.

Submit your feedback

The opportunity to provide your feedback has now closed. Thank you to everyone who shared their comments with us. Your feedback will inform future versions of the proposed plan for improvements to the town centre, and help us ensure what is proposed is delivering on the Design Principles established with the community last year.

Enfield Town’s Public Spaces

As part of our proposed plan, we are invited the community to help us shape four public spaces in Enfield Town:

  • The Library Green and Town Park entrance
  • Fountain Island
  • Enfield Town Station Plaza
  • Saddlers Mill Square (a new public space proposed at the eastern junction of Church Street and Little Park Gardens)

Should you have any questions about the improvements proposed please email letstalk@enfield.gov.uk.

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Design Our Public Spaces Map

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We invite you to share your ideas with us for the designs of four public spaces in Enfield Town:

  • the Library Green and Town Park Entrance (orange area)
  • Fountain Island (blue area)
  • Enfield Town Station Plaza (purple area)
  • Saddlers Mill Square (area at the eastern junction of Church Street and Little Park Gardens) (green area)

Share your ideas for these spaces using this map. Place a pin at the location within one of the marked spaces where you have an idea or suggestion for how it should be designed or used. You may have ideas on accessibility or improving connections, planting and greenery, lighting, seating, opportunities for play or events, features that improve safety, materials or potential uses of the space.