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Meridian Water and Palmers Green Library decisions to be made by Enfield Borough Council tomorrow
A £1.3billion rail development scheme and the refurbishment of a library are among key decisions to be debated by Enfield Borough Council's ruling cabinet this week.
The local authority will decide whether to acquire the land at the £1.3billion Meridian Water development site in a bid to bring forward the construction of a two-form entry primary school, an 'all-through' school and university technical college.
The council is also keen to push the railway line connecting Angel Station and the Lee Valley Regional Park through the Meridian Water site.
Enfield Council’s cabinet member for business and regeneration, Councillor Del Goddard, said: “Acquiring key sites on the Meridian Water site would enable development to start earlier and kick start the whole scheme.
“Meridian Water is one of the largest development site in north London and our exciting vision of bringing 5,000 homes and 3,000 jobs to this borough along with the vital schools, transport links and community facility a development of this size demands.
“It is very important we move forward now that the masterplan for this site is agreed and the decision on whether or not we should acquire land in order to facilitate development of the vital infrastructure at Meridian Water in an important one.”
The proposed £4.45 million refurbishment of Palmers Green Library will also be decided at the meeting tomorrow, with construction potentially starting in July 2014.
Councillor Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure, youth and localism, said: “Should we proceed with the redevelopment of the library we will consult extensively with users so that the services it provides are the ones that people actually want.
“If we go ahead with these plans there would be an extensive range of resources that people can borrow, as well as Wi-Fi facilities and public access computers.
“We are absolutely committed to providing first rate facilities for our communities and upgrading and improving the services we currently have. Should this development go ahead we’d look to significantly improve Palmers Green Library to make sure it can provide everything a 21st century facility should.”
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