Ponders End High Street Improvements

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Enfield Council has upgraded a section of the A1010 High Street in Ponders End to improve the experience for all road users along the High Street. This follows previous projects that introduced and improved pedestrian and cycling facilities on the A1010. The project area goes from the High Street outside the Ponders End Park to the area on the High Street outside Tesco, opposite Eagle House Surgery. For more details, please see the project overview map located in the Documents section of the project page.

The project delivered the following:

  • Cycle facilities between recently completed projects on the A1010 to the north and south of this area
  • Bus stop improvements along the High Street to provide more room for pedestrians, bus passengers and cyclists
  • Improvements to the condition of the road that was previously aged and in poor condition
  • A 20mph speed limit in the area introduced to improve safety of all road users.

Some loading and parking changes were made in order to facilitate the above improvements. We have engaged with business to ensure their loading needs are understood and feedback received during this engagement informed the designs.


Enfield Council has upgraded a section of the A1010 High Street in Ponders End to improve the experience for all road users along the High Street. This follows previous projects that introduced and improved pedestrian and cycling facilities on the A1010. The project area goes from the High Street outside the Ponders End Park to the area on the High Street outside Tesco, opposite Eagle House Surgery. For more details, please see the project overview map located in the Documents section of the project page.

The project delivered the following:

  • Cycle facilities between recently completed projects on the A1010 to the north and south of this area
  • Bus stop improvements along the High Street to provide more room for pedestrians, bus passengers and cyclists
  • Improvements to the condition of the road that was previously aged and in poor condition
  • A 20mph speed limit in the area introduced to improve safety of all road users.

Some loading and parking changes were made in order to facilitate the above improvements. We have engaged with business to ensure their loading needs are understood and feedback received during this engagement informed the designs.


  • Construction works in May-September 2022

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    Following a decision to implement the project, we are now undertaking the construction works.

    The construction works have now commenced along Ponders End High Street and will last for approximately 4 months until October 2022.

    We have planned the construction with the view to minimise inconvenience to the local community as much as possible. However, during the construction period there will be temporary lane closures, diversions and night closures along the High Street. We can confirm that access to properties along the High Street will be maintained during the construction period. As the works progress, we will be writing to residents and businesses with further information about the construction and traffic management plan specific to their area.

    Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum whilst the works are undertaken.

    For more information about the project and to view the traffic management plans, please see the document section on the right hand side of the project page: https://letstalk.enfield.gov.uk/PondersEndHighStreet.

    Should you have any general queries about the upcoming works or about the project, please contact healthystreets@enfield.gov.uk.

    For any specific queries regarding the works on site, please call the number displayed on site to get in touch with the contractors undertaking the works.

  • Confirmation of decision

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    Enfield Council has confirmed the original decision made on 11th March 2022 by the Deputy Leader of Enfield Council to proceed with the implementation of the Ponders End High Street Improvements project.

    A works notification letter will be delivered to residents and businesses ahead of any construction taking place.

    A link to the report which informed the decision to implement the project can be found here.

    The traffic orders which give effect to the scheme can be found within the Report and in the Documents section of the project page.

  • Publication of decision

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    A decision on the Ponders End High Street Improvements project has been published and can be found here. The decision has been made by the Deputy Leader of Enfield Council to proceed with implementation of this project.

    The decision is subject to call-in as per the Council’s scrutiny process. More information on this process can be found here.


  • Advance publication of report

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    Following on from the Statutory Consultation that commenced on 5th January 2022, a report has now been advanced published which includes recommendations. No decision has been made yet, this is anticipated shortly.

    You can view the report by clicking this link.

  • 27th January 2022

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    Thank you to those who have contacted us and shared their comments with us through the statutory consultation process, which has now closed.

    A report is currently being prepared which will respond to the comments raised. This will be published on the Council website and linked on the project page in due course.

    A construction notification letter (subject to approvals) will be delivered to residents ahead of any construction taking place.

  • Update January 2022

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    What's new

    In September 2021 we wrote to you about Enfield Council’s proposals to make improvements along a section of Ponders End High Street, funded by Transport for London (TfL). Webinars were held during September 2021 to talk about the project, and it was also presented at the Ward Forum in October 2021. Loading-focused engagement with businesses on the High Street also took place in September 2021.

    We are now presenting the designs and would like to invite you to provide your comments on these proposals. Anyone can provide comments to this statutory consultation.

    The draft traffic orders TG1447 for this project have now been published and the statutory consultation is open until 11.59pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022 where you can make any representations relating to the proposed order or object to the making of the proposed order. Any such objection or any representation must be made in writing by 11.59pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022, quoting the reference TG1447 and must state the grounds on which it is made. Objections or representations can be made in any of the following ways:

    You can view the draft traffic orders in the Documents section which can be found on the right hand side of the project page.

    Following the statutory consultation, a formal report will be produced summarising comments received. Enfield will use the comments received to make a decision on whether or not to implement the project.

    The approval report will be pre-published prior to a decision being made under the London Borough of Enfield constitution and in line with the legal requirements for the type of order used.


    How to participate

    We welcome the ideas, suggestions and feedback from the community on this project, and are committed to enabling designs to be shaped by this input. This project will be delivered using a permanent Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) that are now being advertised. You can get involved in one of the following ways:

    • Unfortunately due to rising COVID-19 cases, the drop-in session at the Qube, scheduled for Saturday 15 January 2022, is now cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
    • Via the consultation survey on the project page (see the Survey tab on the project page)
    • Via letter addressed to ATTN Healthy Streets team, Enfield Council, Silver St, Enfield, EN1 3XA
    • Via email to healthystreets@enfield.gov.uk


    Upcoming events

    During the consultation period we will be hosting events where you can hear more about the project and ask question of the project team. Draft traffic orders and detailed plans of the proposed changes can also be viewed during the in-person event. Please join us at the following:

    • Online webinar on 18th January 2022, 6:00-7:30pm . You can join this webinar on Microsoft Teams using the link: https://tinyurl.com/PEHSwebinar
    • Unfortunately due to rising COVID-19 cases, the drop-in session at the Qube, scheduled for Saturday 15 January 2022, is now cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
  • Update September 2021

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    Get involved

    We would truly value your feedback as we work to develop designs.

    If you own or run a business along the high street within the project area, you would have been invited to participate in the survey. This has now closed on 30th September 2021.

    We also sent letters to the community and invited people to the webinars that were held on 21st September 2021. The copy of the letters and the slides presented during the webinars can be found in the documents library section on the right hand side of this page, along with the recording of the webinars.

    Statutory consultation is also planned for later in the year ahead of the implementation around the Spring/Summer time, subject the outcome of the consultation.

    Everyone is encouraged to provide any comments they may have or get in touch to ask questions about the project. Everyone is also encouraged to get involved in the statutory consultation that will form part of the process.

    You may have noticed some construction work on bus stops along the High Street earlier this year. This work to upgrade the bus stops will be completed over the coming months.

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