New extensive regeneration plans for London's Upper Lea Valley revealed (UK)

The Upper Lea Valley Opportunity Area covers 3,884 hectares shared between the London Boroughs of Enfield, Haringey, Waltham Forest and Hackney.

According to the planning framework, the goals of the regeneration plan include optimized development and redevelopment opportunities along the A10/A1010 Corridor, in particular the Tottenham High Road Corridor and Northumberland Park, the creation of over 15,000 new jobs by 2031 across a range of industries, a green industrial hub creating greater learning and employment opportunities and over 20,100 new well designed homes by 2031.

A Lea Valley Heat Network will be created and linked to the Edmonton Eco Park. The plan also includes significant investment and improvements to transport infrastructure and a fully accessible network of green and blue spaces which open up the Lea Valley Regional Park. The networks between them will be improved benefiting both people and wildlife.

The masterplan for Meridian Water, which is a part of the wider Upper Lea Valley Opportunity Area was also revealed yesterday by Enfield council. The vision for Meridian Water is transformational and inspirational. Up to 5,000 new homes and 3,000 new jobs will be created in a £1.3 billion redevelopment in a vast area of under-utilized land in Enfield. Celebrating the Lee Valley’s waterways, creating healthy living corridors and providing a framework for modern, low carbon lifestyles, the Masterplan fashions a new London destination that will become home to a vibrant and sustainable community.

The Masterplan ensures that Meridian Water is developed as a well-integrated extension of Edmonton. The wider community will share in the new resources and facilities, the improved access to the waterways and parklands of the Lee Valley and the new employment opportunities, ensuring that the positive benefits of the regeneration and investment reach beyond Meridian Water’s boundaries. 

Meridian Water will deliver a wide variety of new high quality homes, comprising different types, sizes and tenure options.

The Masterplan also provides for all the required supporting social and community infrastructure including a primary school, an all-through school, a University Technical College (UTC), a new local center offering new health and library facilitites, community rooms, a police presence and local shops.


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