Residents will vote on a major regeneration project that could see 2,000 new homes built in the south of Enfield.

On Wednesday (November 6), the council’s top decision-makers gave the nod to the next phase of the redevelopment of Joyce Avenue and Snells Park estates in Edmonton.

It means council bosses will work with residents to draw up designs for a scheme that will then be put to a vote.

Under rules brought in last year by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, all major regeneration schemes involving the demolition of social homes must have the backing of existing residents before they can receive funding from City Hall.

Council leader Cllr Nesil Caliskan said: “Residents have told us that their experience of living on these estates is not positive and that they feel this area of Edmonton has been abandoned.

“Every regeneration scheme in this borough should benefit its residents first and foremost, and this will be the case at Joyce and Snells with a project led and controlled by Enfield Council.

“Our 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 to access new Build to Rent apartments.”

The plans involve demolishing the existing buildings, which date back to the 1950s and 1960s.

Enfield Council wants to replace the 795 homes and build more than 2,100 new ones, significantly increasing the supply of affordable housing on the estates.

Some homes could be offered to key workers such as doctors and nurses – a proposal that has been welcomed by the chief executive of North Middlesex Hospital, Maria Kane.

The area is already undergoing extensive regeneration, with nearby 10,000-home Meridian Water in Edmonton and 2,500-home High Road West in Tottenham among the schemes taking place.