10,000 homes to be built in Lee Valley to ease 'crisis'

Architectural design for the development Image copyright Karakusevic Carson Architects
Image caption About 16,000 jobs are to be created

Up to 10,000 homes are to be built on a brownfield site in north-east London.

Enfield Council has revealed the homes, to be built by Barratt and Segro, will go on land at Lee Valley.

The authority hopes to class 30% as affordable in the Meridian Water scheme and create about 6,000 permanent jobs.

A railway station, shops and other community facilities will be built as part of the development, the council said.

Cabinet member for Economic Regeneration & Business, Alan Sitkin, said Meridian Water would give residents "some of whom live in the most deprived parts of London" an opportunity to benefit from the jobs and training opportunities it will create.

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