More than 2,000 new homes could be built under plans to regenerate ageing housing estates in Enfield.

A £770 million scheme to redevelop the Joyce Avenue and Snell’s Park estates in Edmonton would provide a “substantial increase” in affordable homes, the council says.

The site is close to several other major planned housing projects, including Enfield’s Meridian Water and the High Road West scheme in Haringey.

Council bosses say maintenance costs for the current blocks of flats – built from the 1950s onwards – are expected to rise as more repair works are needed.

They add that refurbishing the homes would be more expensive than knocking them down and building new flats, as it would not bring in any more income.

Refurbishing the estates would also involve billing leaseholders for the work – and that could be “completely unaffordable for many households”.

The estates currently suffer from anti-social behaviour problems, and the council says these could be reduced by designing the new buildings to improve security.

Under the plans, more than 2,100 new homes will be built, while the existing 795 homes will be replaced.

Half of the homes will be classed as affordable, with the remaining offered as build-to-rent accommodation.

Affordable homes will include 395 at social rents for existing residents to move back into, with the rest being London Affordable rent, shared ownership and intermediate rent.

The scheme could involve building on part of the neighbouring Florence Hayes Recreation Ground.

But the council says the ground has been closed for many years due to anti-social behaviour, and some of the space could be reprovided at a much higher quality.

There are also cost concerns, with the debt for the scheme expected to reach more than £600 million by 2034.

Under Greater London Authority rules, Enfield Council will need to secure the backing of residents in a vote on its plans before it can start work.

Initial consultation with residents suggests they are in favour of a full redevelopment of the estates.

On Wednesday, cabinet members will be asked to sign off £4 million of funding to allow the residents’ ballot to go ahead.

The meeting will be held at Enfield Civic Centre at 7.15pm.