FAQs

 

We have set out below a list of frequently asked questions along with answers. Of course, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch – just click here.

1. What is the purpose of this exhibition? Why do you need feedback from people?

We want to gain feedback from local people as to what they think of our emerging proposals for the shopping centre. This feedback will be used by the project team as we progress the designs. We would welcome comments on all aspects of the centre including homes, shopping, public realm, transport and community spaces. 

2. Will you be making any further improvements to the shopping centre in the short term?

We are still looking to make more immediate improvements to improve the centre. We would love to hear from you if there is anything you’d like us to consider doing as part of our next phase of works. Please get in touch via any of the methods advertised on the website.

3. Will you be closing down the shopping centre during the development?

We don’t intend to close the shopping centre, it’ll be very much business as usual. Any development will take place using a phased approach which means that different areas of the shopping centre will be developed at different times to minimise impact and ensure continuity of trading.

4. Will any tenants be evicted from the shopping centre?

No tenants will not be evicted from the centre as a result of the development proposals and any proposed development is at least a couple of years away at the earliest.

However, it is important to be clear that the centre will be changing and so we want to continue to engage with tenants in order to understand their priorities for the development and to keep them informed about the plans.

5. Will the market be removed?

No. We want to maintain the community feel of Edmonton Green and this means keeping the market as a focal point of the shopping centre in the proposals so that small independent traders will always have space to trade. We are planning on moving the market from its current position hidden in the mall to a new central public space that will give it the prominence it deserves as a key attraction for the area.

6. Will the local shops be replaced by expensive brands that no local people can afford to shop in?

No, Edmonton Green will remain an affordable local shopping centre, catering to the needs of the local community.

7. Where will I park if you’re developing over the car parks first?

The development will be phased to ensure there is always enough room for parking. The multi-storey car park will still be available to park in during the early stages of the redevelopment.

8. How are planning to address issues with anti-social behaviour?

We want to redesign the public spaces at Edmonton Green to create vibrant hubs of activity to help bring the community together. This includes public squares, communal gardens and landscaped streets. These will all be designed to be active places to reduce anti-social behaviour.

We also want to join-up Edmonton Green with Fore Street and make it better connected. In addition we want to improve pedestrian routes through the shopping centre and minimise back of house areas, further helping to reduce anti-social behaviour.

9. There are 754 homes on the site. What will happen to the residents?

The residential tower blocks are not in Crosstree’s ownership and are not involved in the redevelopment proposals.

We also want to join-up Edmonton Green with Fore Street and make it better connected. In addition we want to improve pedestrian routes through the shopping centre and minimise back of house areas, further helping to reduce anti-social behaviour.

10. Will you be providing more community facilities?

We want to create a destination that offers a diverse range of uses for everyone including locally run shops, restaurants, cafes and other leisure facilities, along with community facilities. Our aim is for this to become an area that people want to spend time throughout the day and into the night.

We want to create streets and squares that can be used by the community and we propose to join up Edmonton Green with Fore Street in order to make the whole area more outward looking to minimise anti-social behaviour.

11. Are you planning more consultation events? Will we get to discuss the plans face-to-face?

We will be holding further consultation events later in the year to show how our designs have progressed and get your further feedback before we submit a planning application to the London Borough of Enfield. We are hoping that we will be able to meet with you in person before submission but this depends on the situation with the current Coronavirus pandemic and whether restrictions allow it.