Mixed Use and Regeneration

Alma Estate

Client: Countryside (and development partner Newlon Housing Trust)

  • Town planning 

  • Landscape architecture

  • Heritage

Terence O’Rourke assisted Countryside in their successful bid to become the council’s development partners for the redevelopment of the Alma Estate in Enfield, and have since led on planning strategy and the co-ordination, submission and negotiation of the planning applications. 

The £150m scheme is the council’s largest estate renewal scheme and will deliver 993 new homes, with shops, gym and community facilities. The proposals will deliver transformational change, act as a catalyst for change in Ponders End and create a mixed sustainable community reconnected to its surroundings. 

Terence O’Rourke has been instrumental in guiding the emerging design, leading discussions with stakeholders and providing advice on key planning issues, including the loss of affordable housing, s106 and CPO matters. Our approach to planning strategy will expedite delivery on site, whilst providing greater certainty to the council. Following the grant of permission in 2015 for the master plan and detail of the first phase, reserved matters approval for phase 2 which includes the community facilities at the heart of the redevelopment was given in August 2018.

We continue to support the ongoing phased regeneration of the estate going forward.

Images courtesy of Countryside