Crosstree Real Estate Partners, the owners of Edmonton Green shopping centre, launched a final phase of public consultation on 14 November to get feedback from local residents on plans for the redevelopment of the shopping centre.
The proposals, designed by architects LDS, include a purpose-built building for the Edmonton Green market in order to make it the focal point of the new development and ensure that Edmonton Green remains an affordable local shopping centre, catering to the needs of the local community.
Following previous feedback from local residents, which indicated that people would like to see a mix of shops, restaurants and cafes, the proposals include space for a greater range of shops and food outlets – from independent local shops and cafés, through to well-known high street brands.
Creating spaces for the local community to enjoy and come together is also a key part of the proposals. A new ‘Library Square’ will be home to an enhanced library and community centre and there will also be dedicated community hub space below Mendip House.
New public spaces and redesigned streets will reconnect the shopping centre with the surrounding area and new homes, alongside the existing residential blocks, will help to meet the local housing need.
Residents now have the opportunity to have their say on the more developed plans through a number of methods including an online survey – www.egconsultation.co.uk – or taking a look at the window display in the shop unit at 50 South Mall. A community newsletter has also been sent to will also be sent to over 7,000 addresses surrounding the site.
Additionally, as it is not possible to meet face to face, online webinars will be held for local residents during which Crosstree and LDS will present the proposals and answer any questions.
Sabri Marsaoui, Asset Director at Edmonton Green, said: “We are really looking forward to hearing people’s views on the plans. We have already conducted a lot of consultation with residents and we hope that they will see we have taken on board their comments and feedback with these updated proposals.
“Edmonton Green has so much potential and we feel that these proposals will help realise this. It is vital to us that the development remains grounded in what already makes Edmonton Green successful and that is why we have put the market at the centre of these proposals.
We also believe that our plans for new streets, spaces and squares will make this area safer and a place for local people to spend time shopping or socialising with friends and family.”
Following the public consultation period, Crosstree plan to submit the planning application for the redevelopment to the London Borough of Enfield.
If approved then the development would take place over a number of years with the South Car Park envisaged to be developed first. The phasing will ensure that the shopping centre continues to be operational throughout as well as maintaining sufficient parking for shoppers and residents.