FAQs

My New Home

Will all residents be eligible for a new property on the estate?

There are a wide variety of tenants, leaseholder and freeholders across the estate. As such, we want to give all existing residents an opportunity for a better life and have considered offers with care. Below outlines our bespoke offer for each property tenure across the estate:

Council tenants

  • You will be offered a new home on the estate at equivalent rent levels that meets your housing need, within a local lettings plan
  • Compensation for disturbance when moving home
  • We will continue to involve you in the design of the new homes and neighborhood

Leaseholders/freeholders

  • The opportunity to by a new home on the estate through a shared stake with the Council
  • Compensation to cover moving costs
  • We will continue to involve you in the design of the new homes and neighborhood

Housing Associations

  • Your Housing Association will work with the Council to decide whether to retain or replace your home on the estate

Further design and discussion needs to take place before a decision is made.

How will you determine what property I receive on the new estate?

Subject to a Yes vote, the Council will be carrying out Housing Needs Assessments to ensure that residents’ new homes reflect their requirements. This will cover a wide range of areas including number of occupants, medical needs, current home type etc.

Landlord Offer

What is the Landlord Offer?

The Landlord Offer will outline Enfield Council’s proposals for the new Joyce and Snell’s estate and what residents are entitled to. The plans and commitments set out in this document are what residents will be voting on at the ballot.

The Council wants to ensure that all residents have had an opportunity to review and understand this document before the ballot so the Council will be holding one-to-one meetings on this as well as an exhibition.

When will residents see the Landlord Offer?

The Landlord Offer will be sent to residents a couple of weeks before the ballot period so it can be properly digested.

The Council will be offering one-to-one meetings with residents so they can discuss the Landlord Offer and understand what this means for them. An exhibition specifically aimed at the Landlord Offer and the ballot is also planned to explain this in more details.

The Ballot

Why are having a ballot?

Enfield Council is committed to giving residents the final say over whether we move forward with our plans for the estate. To be clear, if a majority of residents vote No in the ballot, then the Council won’t be able to move forward with the redevelopment of the estates.

This project is meant to improve the lives of existing residents, reduce crime and provide much better outdoor spaces and parking arrangements. We want your support before we move forward with our plans. That is why we have created an extensive programme of consultation so you can participate in the design of the new estate and make it a place to be proud of.

How will the ballot work?

An independent election company will be undertaking the ballot to ensure the whole process is transparent and that the result is true and fair. The ballot period is likely to be held over a three-week period and residents will be able to vote throughout this time in a number of different ways including by post, imn person, by text, over the phone and online. Nearer to the ballot period, each eligible resident will receive a voting pack with an individual voter number and this will also describe the different voting methods.

Will everyone on the estate get a vote?

Enfield Council want to have the widest participation of residents of the estate in the design process for the new estate. Below outlines which residents will receive a ballot paper and will be able to vote for the future of the estate:

  • Social tenants including those with secure, assured, flexible or introductory tenancies named as a tenant on a tenancy agreement dated on or before the date the Landlord Offer is published
  • Resident leaseholders or freeholders who have been living in their properties as their only or principal home for at least one year prior to the date the Landlord Offer is published and are named on the lease or freehold title for their property
  • Any resident whose principal home is on the estate and who has been on the local authority’s housing register for at least one year prior to the date the Landlord Offer is published, irrespective of their current tenure

What does a NO vote mean?

Our plans for the regeneration of Joyce & Snell’s are being specifically created to better the lives of residents.

However, we believe residents have the right to determine their own future. That is why we supported the Mayor of London’s decision in 2018 to introduce estate ballots for regeneration schemes involving Council tenants.

This means if the existing community vote against our proposals then we will not proceed with the regeneration of Joyce Avenue and Snell’s Park. The choice is yours!

When will the ballot take place?

The Council are hoping to hold the three-week ballot period in late September/early October. This is subject to Government guidance and the exact timings of the ballot will be communicated when there is more clarity.

What consultation is planned?

As restrictions begin to ease, Enfield Council would like to reintroduce face-to-face engagement for the proposed redevelopment of Joyce and Snell’s. The safety of residents of residents will remain a priority so this will be a gradual process and may change in response to government guidance. Below gives an overview of the events and activities planned:

  •  July-September 2021 – Touring exhibition
  • July – October 2021 – One-to-one resident conversations
  • October 2021 – Landlord Offer & Ballot Exhibition
  • October-November 2021 – The Ballot

 For more information, please visit the Get Involved page.