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Colosseum Retail Park Planning Application Submitted


9 March 2020

Planning application for an exciting redevelopment of Colosseum Retail Park has been submitted to Enfield Council for approval. If approved, NEAT Developments and BlackRock propose to create a new pedestrian friendly development, that will provide new homes, jobs and public spaces.

The hybrid planning application includes 444 new homes in the first phase with the ability, subject to further reserved matters applications, to provide up to 1,356 homes in later phases.

With it’s location at the junction of Southbury Road and the A10, Colosseum Retail Park is uniquely placed to create a new neighbourhood, and to link East and West Enfield. The site represents an exciting opportunity, in line with emerging policy, to take a low density ageing retail park and transform it into a thriving community.

In addition to new homes, of which 35% will be affordable, the proposals will deliver a Work Hub, new shops, cafes and space for a crèche and doctor’s surgery. The development is expected to support over 325 jobs on site once fully operational, together with 155 jobs during construction.

A significant amount of new public realm and open space will also be created, including two new parks, equivalent to the size of 65 tennis courts, and amounting to over a third of the site area.

The scheme has been carefully designed to reflect the eclectic mixture of buildings already found across Enfield. The site layout has been carefully thought through to maximise sunlight and daylight to the new homes and open spaces.

NEAT Developments have actively sought to engage and consult the local community, with hundreds of residents attending public consultation events held between November 2018 and July 2019. The feedback provided by the local community has helped to shape the designs and drive them forward to this proposal.

Paul Ward, Development Director at NEAT, commented:

“NEAT Developments are delighted to have submitted plans for Colosseum Retail Park. We have a truly unique opportunity to create a new neighbourhood in Enfield, which will deliver new homes, affordable housing, jobs, and new commercial and retail spaces. Our plans will deliver a truly new offering to Enfield, from space for independent retailers, to events space and flexible workspace. Throughout the whole process, we have sought to work with local people, politicians and community groups to formulate a proposal which delivers an exciting place for Enfield.”

If approved, construction will begin on the first phase in 2022. Other phases will be delivered later and are subject to further reserved matters applications.

The project team will continue to keep local stakeholders updated as the application progresses.

For more information, please contact: Emily Tester, emily@snapdragonconsulting.co.uk or 0203 903 3861