New River (Tenniswood Road) to Brick Lane Walking and Cycling Route

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As part the Journeys and Places programme, Enfield Council is proposing a walking and cycling route from the New River (at the Tenniswood Road bridge) to Cycleway 1 (Hertford Road) via Brick Lane. This proposed route will connect with the Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route at Tenniswood Road, and pass the Enfield Playing Fields as well as Bishop Stopford’s School and Suffolks Primary School. This project is part of the Council’s work to encourage more people to walk, wheel and cycle in the borough.

We are launching a period of engagement to hear from residents, businesses and others interested in the project about their ideas for the route, their views on the proposed alignment for the route, and any issues in the area we should know about regarding walking, wheeling and cycling.


The proposed interventions will:

  • Improve facilities for people travelling east to west by walking, wheeling and cycling
  • Link the Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route with Cycleway 1 (A1010 North) and the cycle route through Enfield Playing Fields
  • Increase the number of green spaces around Brick Lane.



On this project page you can find:

  • Key project dates
  • Project updates
  • Document library
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Q&A tool to ask us questions about this project

As part the Journeys and Places programme, Enfield Council is proposing a walking and cycling route from the New River (at the Tenniswood Road bridge) to Cycleway 1 (Hertford Road) via Brick Lane. This proposed route will connect with the Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route at Tenniswood Road, and pass the Enfield Playing Fields as well as Bishop Stopford’s School and Suffolks Primary School. This project is part of the Council’s work to encourage more people to walk, wheel and cycle in the borough.

We are launching a period of engagement to hear from residents, businesses and others interested in the project about their ideas for the route, their views on the proposed alignment for the route, and any issues in the area we should know about regarding walking, wheeling and cycling.


The proposed interventions will:

  • Improve facilities for people travelling east to west by walking, wheeling and cycling
  • Link the Enfield Town to Broxbourne Walking and Cycling Route with Cycleway 1 (A1010 North) and the cycle route through Enfield Playing Fields
  • Increase the number of green spaces around Brick Lane.



On this project page you can find:

  • Key project dates
  • Project updates
  • Document library
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Q&A tool to ask us questions about this project
  • June 2024 - Notice of making

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    The Notice of Making of the traffic order details the proposed changes to road humps and waiting restrictions in Ladysmith Road and Cambridge Gardens (reference TG52/1547) has been published.

    The Notice of Making, Statement of Reasons and the Traffic Management Order can be viewed here.

  • New River to Brick Lane June 2024 – Decision to implement Phase 1 (Section 2 and Section 4)

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    Thank you to those who took part in the statutory consultation on the proposed changes to road humps in Donkey Lane and Brick Lane and waiting restrictions in Brick Lane, Cambridge Gardens, Ladysmith Road and Oldbury Road (reference TG52/1547).

    Following careful consideration of the objections and representations received, it has been decided to progress with the implementation of Phase 1 (Section 2 and Section 4) of the New River to Brick Lane Walking and Cycling Route project and make the above traffic order.

    Changes to waiting restrictions have been made to deliver improvements to Ladysmith Road to improve the visibility and accessibility to the entrance to Enfield Playing Fields Park, Cambridge Gardens to enhance traffic flow and road safety, Oldbury Road to increase visibility to the alleyway entrance and Brick Lane to introduce buildouts that feature rain gardens as traffic calming measures.

    The document containing the Council’s response to objections has been published on the project page and can be viewed here.

  • Construction - Phase 1 – Section 1 Tenniswood Road to Ladysmith Road link

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    Enfield Council is making walking and cycling improvements through delivering the New River to Brick Lane Walking and Cycling Route. This project is being delivered by the Council’s Journeys and Places programme which delivers on the Council’s ambitions to enable more people to walk and cycle across the borough.

    The project is being delivered in phases. Engagement with the community on the project began in early 2023 and the decision has been made to implement the proposals that are part of the phase being referred to as ‘Phase 1 – Section 1, Tenniswood Road to Ladysmith Road link’. These changes include improving the existing shared path near the footway bridge at Tenniswood Road and Ladysmith Road.

    We acknowledge that there was a concern regarding the introduction of seating spaces on the new green space raised during the statutory consultation period. After careful consideration of the concern raised by residents regarding the potential increase in anti-social behaviour associated with the proposed bench, the Council has decided not to proceed with installing the bench in this particular instance. However, it is important to emphasise our commitment to delivering interventions such as seating in line with the Healthy Streets indicators to make it possible for people to stop and rest when walking, cycling and enjoying their local areas. At this stage, alternative options to improve the space will be looked at. Through encouraging social interaction, fostering inclusivity, and supporting physical and mental wellbeing, these seating areas not only enhance the urban environment but also contribute to safer and more vibrant communities.

    We will inform residents as we progress to future phases of the project including future opportunities to comment via statutory consultation processes.

    Construction works on Phase 1 – Section 1 are scheduled to commence on Monday 13 May 2024 and will take approximately 5 weeks. The works will be carried out under a series of traffic management layouts and will provide an improved facility for people cycling and walking. The footway bridge between Tenniswood Road and Ladysmith Road will be closed for the duration of the works. Advanced warning signage will be placed at strategic locations to effectively advise and guide the public, providing a smooth diversion via alternate routes. Please note the schedule is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

    More information

    We understand that construction works of this nature can cause some disruption and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We and our contractor work hard to ensure that disruption is minimised where possible whilst the works are undertaken.

    Should you have any queries about the upcoming works please contact our contractor Kenson Highways at PLO@KensonHighways.com. If your question is about the project generally please contact the Enfield Council Journeys and Places team at JourneysandPlaces@enfield.gov.uk.

    To view the designs and for more information, please note that you can find it on the right-hand side of this page under 'Documents - Library'

    Future phases

    A statutory consultation that was held in January and February 2024 on the draft traffic order TG52/1547 for Brick Lane, Ladysmith Road, Oldbury Road and Cambridge Gardens. The decision has now been made to make the traffic order permanent, as well as undertake changes proposed by the project that do not require a traffic order. The Response to Objections raised during the statutory consultation will be available in the coming months on the project page. This will be delivered in future phases of the project and we will be writing to residents again ahead of any works taking place.



  • Report on decision on the progression of the scheme

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    A report that details the progression of the New River to Brick Lane Walking and Cycling Route project has been published. This report has been approved by Cllr Rick Jewell, Cabinet Member for Environment, and delegates the authority to the Journeys and Places Programme Director in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment to progress the project in stages subject to funding and the statutory consultation outcome.

    The report can be found here (link), with Appendices here (link) and here (link).

    Please note that this report is different to the report that will address the making of the traffic order for Phase 1 of the project. We will post an update on the recent statutory consultation on the draft Traffic Order TG52/1547 in the coming weeks.

  • January 2024 - Statutory Consultation New River to Brick Lane Phase 1

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    In January 2023, we invited residents to share their ideas and issues to inform the development of Enfield Council’s proposal of a walking and cycling route from the New River (at the Tenniswood Road bridge) to Cycleway 1 (Hertford Road) via Brick Lane. This project is being proposed as part of the Journeys and Places programme. This period of engagement with the community informed the design for the walking and cycling route which is planned to be delivered in phases.

    The draft Traffic Order TG52/1547 for Phase 1 of this project has now been published and we invite you to make a representation or objection through the statutory consultation. In addition, we welcome your comments on some proposals for the project that we are looking to deliver later as funding becomes available.

    The New River (Tenniswood Road) to Brick Lane project will consist of a quiet cycleway and improvements for people walking to make it a safer and more attractive route to walk, wheel and cycle. The draft Traffic Order proposes changes to waiting and loading restrictions. The proposed interventions aim to:

    • improve accessibility of the area for all road users
    • enable more people in the area to walk and cycle, increasing levels of physical activity
    • reduce the speeds at which motor vehicles travel along Brick Lane.

    The proposals feature:

    • removal of the staggered cycle barriers at Soldiers Alleyway
    • improvements to the entrance of both Soldiers Alleyway and the pathway from Oldbury Road leading to the A10
    • enhancements to shared paths and implementation of cycle demarcations
    • two buildouts that feature rain gardens as traffic calming measures along Brick Lane
    • the conversion of speed humps to be cycle friendly at Brick Lane.

    More information

    More information, including plans of the proposed changes and the draft Traffic Order can be found on the right-hand side of this page under 'Documents - Traffic Order'.

    Have your say

    The draft Traffic Order TG52/1547 can be viewed on Council website here. A copy of the draft traffic order can also be viewed on this project page under 'Documents - Traffic order'.

    We invite residents, businesses, and any other interested stakeholders to take part in the statutory consultation on these proposed changes. Please make your representation or objection in writing stating the grounds on which it is being made and quoting the reference TG52/1547 no later than 11.59pm on Sunday 11 February 2024. You can submit your objections or representations in any of the following ways:

    • online via the survey here
    • by email to journeysandplaces@enfield.gov.uk, or
    • in writing to ATTN Journeys and Places, Enfield Council, Silver St, EN1 3XA

    In addition, we invite your comments via the survey on the additional elements of the route that we are exploring, including:

    • the introduction of additional rain gardens
    • an improved cycling link with Hertford Road
    • improved pedestrian crossings on Brick Lane side streets to prioritise pedestrians, reduce the vehicle approach speeds, reduce the carriageway width and increase space for people walking
    • the removal of footway parking at the junctions of Brick Lane with Gough Road, Wolsey Road, Hammond Road, Barnard Road, Mapleton Road, Orchardleigh Avenue and Yeomans Way.

    Please join us at the following events to hear more about the project, find out how to take part in the statutory consultation, and share your comments with us on the additional elements of the project:

    • Webinar: Join the webinar on Microsoft Teams to hear more about the project and ask the project team questions at 6pm on Tuesday 23 January 2024 via https://tinyurl.com/NR-BL-webinar (a recording will later be uploaded to the project page)
    • Community drop-in sessions:
      • 10am - 12pm on Saturday 27 January 2024 at Bishop Stopford's School EN1 3PU
      • 4.30pm - 6.30pm on Wednesday 31 January 2024 at Enfield Ignatians RFC Clubhouse EN1 3PL
    • Email or write to us: Please email your comments to journeysandplaces@enfield.gov.uk or write to us at ATTN: Journeys and Places, Enfield Council, Silver St, EN1 3XA

    We look forward to welcoming you to the upcoming events and hearing your thoughts on our proposals. The comments we receive through this period of community engagement will inform the detailed design for the project. You can find out more about the project, view the proposed plan and find out more about the next steps for this project in the information on the right-hand side of this project page.


  • October 2023 - Early Engagement summary Report

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    Engagement Summary Report has now been published

    Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas and issues on the New River to Brick Lane Walking and Cycling Route project earlier this year. We have now published the Engagement Summary Report which can be found under the ‘Documents Library’ tab on the right hand side of this project page. The report details the process we undertook to engage people in this project and hear your ideas and issues that will inform the design. It includes information on who took part and summarises what we heard from participants. These findings will be considered throughout the design process as we progress this project.

    The next phase of the project is the detailed design. The project will be subject to a statutory consultation and approvals. If approved, implementation is expected to begin in Spring 2024. Timelines may be adjusted as we gain more insights, and regular updates will be provided to keep all stakeholders informed.

    We would like to thank everyone who got involved and shared their ideas and issues with us.

  • July 2023 Early engagement analysis report

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    The Journeys and Places Team would like to express our gratitude to all those who actively participated in the engagement process that took place earlier this year for the New River (Tenniswood Road) to Brick Lane Walking and Cycling Route project. The early engagement report is currently being prepared and will be published shortly.

    Since the engagement period we have been working on the concept design for the project. The ideas and issues raised by residents during the early engagement process has contributed to the development of these designs. The primary focus of this scheme is the implementation of a Quiet Cycleway, which will extend from the New River (at the Tenniswood Road bridge) to Cycleway 1 (Hertford Road) via Brick Lane. Additionally, we have proposed interventions that aim to enhance the experience of walking and cycling throughout the entire route.

    Moving forward, our next step entails developing a detailed design for the project. We will share the design with the community in due course. Should the project continue to progress, the draft traffic order for the project will be subject to a period of statutory consultation. This offers residents the opportunity to voice their support or objections to the proposed plans and review the detailed proposals. We will write to residents and businesses in the area as well as post an update on the project page with more information about this opportunity when it arrives.

    We sincerely appreciate your continued involvement and support in this project.

  • Online Public Webinar

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    We invite residents, businesses and others interested to a webinar to be held on Microsoft Teams.

    The webinar will be held on January 30th, 2023 from 6pm to 7pm.

    The webinar can be accessed at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/NRBL-Webinar

    This will be an opportunity to hear about the project from the project team. We will explain the purpose and objectives of the project, discuss the proposed route, give people information on how to share their comments, and provide an opportunity for people to ask the project team questions.

  • Community engagement open to share your ideas

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    We want to hear from you about your ideas for walking, wheeling and cycling in this area that could be incorporated into our planning for this route. This includes ideas for making it safer, more accessible and enjoyable such as more planting, nearby cycle parking or identifying points at which people could cross the road. We’d also like to hear about any issues people face in regard to walking, wheeling and cycling in the area, and your feedback on where the route is proposed to run.

    Share your ideas and issues with us via the interactive map on the project page where you may drop a pin along the route and provide your ideas as well as identify issues related to walking and cycling in the area.

    The map will be open for you to share your comments until midnight Wednesday 8 February 2023.


Page last updated: 12 Jun 2024, 05:16 PM