Housing and Regeneration

Welcome from Joanne Drew, Director of Housing and Regeneration

Thank you for your interest in working for Enfield.  If you want to make a difference to the lives of our residents and have the skills to work at the forefront of the housing and regeneration agenda, then you will find roles and an environment that enables you to succeed.  Come and join us – check back here soon for updates for when these roles will be available. 

What are we aiming to achieve?

Enfield is tackling the national housing crisis with a bold programme of action – see our Housing and Good Growth Strategy and our Ending Homelessness in Enfield Strategy.

The Housing and Regeneration Division is responsible for setting the strategy and intervening in the whole housing market and system in Enfield to create better outcomes for residents. This means being ambitious in our approach and working collaboratively with staff, residents and our partners to create better solutions. We are looking for inspired, committed individuals that want to make a positive difference and who will seize the opportunities to learn, try new things and focus on making a real impact.

Our commitment to ending Homelessness in Enfield

With the second highest numbers of residents in Temporary Accommodation in London we knew we needed to make a step change in our approach. We want to eradicate the use of Temporary Accommodation in its current form.  We have therefore introduced an exciting, forwarding thinking new service model which invests more in upstream prevention and early intervention.

Rough Sleeping is the worst form of homelessness and with support from the GLA and MHCLG we provide a Somewhere Safe to Stay hub and are actively looking to maximise the housing pathways into sustainable housing.   It is important to us that we run these services ensuring we have the skills and expertise to support people to make lasting change in their lives. 

 Rough Sleeping is the worst form of homelessness and with support from the GLA and MHCLG we provide a Somewhere Safe to Stay hub and are actively looking to maximise the housing pathways into sustainable housing.   It is important to us that we run these services ensuring we have the skills and expertise to support people to make lasting change in their lives. 

Our commitment to building more council owned affordable homes

We are taking direct responsibility for increasing housing supply with funded plans to deliver 3,500 new council owned homes over the next 10 years. Our approach is outlined below:

With many more that we will enable through Registered Providers and Developers along with the ambitious programme to create a new town in London of up to 13,000 homes on Meridian Water. With our GLA capacity building funding we are investing in our in-house development and regeneration expertise – bringing in talent from the private sector, growing our existing workforce and providing apprenticeship opportunities for residents.

Regenerating and renewing our Council owned estates

We are also building on our successful estate regeneration programme bringing forward more schemes in 2020 which will include Build to Rent, where high quality rented homes with longer terms and more transparency over rent increases are built and owned by the Council. These will be available at a variety of rent levels, including discount market rent for people such as key workers. To ensure our places are stewarded effectively in the long term with good management standards we are developing our approach to Place Keeping which will see the Council take on more responsibility for delivery.  

Proposals to redevelop the Joyce Avenue and Snell’s Park estates are currently being taken forward with residents. This is Enfield Council’s c £700 million exemplar regeneration to transform the two adjacent Upper Edmonton post-war estates. It will see the replacement of the 795 existing homes plus and additional c. 2,130 new high-quality homes.

The Council wants to retain as much control as possible over securing the best outcomes for residents. It will therefore lead on the design and delivery of the project, thereby retaining control over the scheme – and ownership of almost all the new homes. As a low-income Ward, home ownership is out of reach for a significant number of people. Hence the decision to model a predominantly rented scheme. The Council’s plans allow every existing resident to have a home on the estate. There will be a new home for all Council tenants, an offer for resident leaseholders and the ability for existing private renters and local key workers to access new Build to Rent apartments. Better estate design will reduce crime and anti-social behaviour; and create high-quality public open spaces. The redevelopment is subject to support from residents via a formal ballot on the proposals later this year.

Quality Council Housing services

 We are transforming our Council Housing service into a high quality service fit to deliver mixed tenure and mixed income communities of the future. With a new Asset Management Strategy and some £200m planned investment in the existing stock, the establishment of our in-house repairs and maintenance company Enfield Repairs Direct, the development of our property MOT service and the development of our housing management model we intend to ensure our Council Housing is well invested in and represents an important solution for existing and future generations of residents. 

 Our commitment to Building Safety

We are committed to ensuring that we deliver new homes and maintain our existing stock, to the highest standards, ensuring we provide homes that are safe and secure, for future generations.

We are working closely with the Ministry of Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the Home Office and the National Fire Chiefs Council, in addition to local partners, to implement the recommendations from the Building a Safer Futures (Hackitt) Report and respond to the recommendations arising from the public enquiry to the Grenfell fire.

Our specialist team of building safety professionals, works collaboratively across the councils operations and with Registered Social landlords operating within the Borough, to ensure the safety of all of our residents. 

Joanne Drew Director of Housing & Regeneration

Housing and Regeneration Structure Chart
Housing Renewal Schemes
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