The Ballot Process
The Enfield Council is committed to giving residents the final say over whether we move forward with our plans for the estate. 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.
The ballot will take place over a three-week period and there will be numerous ways residents can submit their vote (i.e., via text, call, post or online).
Below is a timeline outlining the ballot process (please note the timeline may change):
- Mid October: Landlord offer distributed to all residents
- Mid October – Early November: One-to-one meetings to discuss offers
- Late October: Exhibition on the Ballot and Landlord offer
- Late October– Mid November: 3-week ballot period
- November: Ballot results day
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.
- Housing Association Tenants
- 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.
The Landlord Offer & the ballot
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. To ensure that all residents understand how the offer document affects them, the Council will be holding one-to-one meetings on this as well as an exhibition.
Please note that the ballot has not yet been confirmed and is st ill subject to formal approval.
The Council hope that this will occur in the near future.