The Upper Lee Valley Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) was adopted in July 2013. It sets out an overarching framework for the development of an area in north London that includes a wide range of existing uses and assets.
Upper Lee Valley Opportunity Area
Key stats and information
Area (Ha): 3,900
Indicative employment capacity: 15,000
Minimum new homes: 20,100
OAPF progress: Adopted July 2013
The Upper Lee Valley covers areas in the boroughs of Enfield, Haringey, Waltham Forest and Hackney. It is located just above the Lower Lea Valley, the site of the successful regeneration for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and stretches to the top of Enfield in the North. It covers Tottenham Hale, Blackhorse Lane, Meridian Water in Central Leeside and Ponders End, all of which have been identified as suitable for growth.
The Upper Lee Valley contains:
- a wealth of existing assets, such as the Lee Valley Regional Park
- established residential communities
- a large concentration of industrial land
- connections into central London via the A10 / A1010 corridor and the Anglia Main Line
What we hope to achieve
The OAPF sets out eight objectives:
- growth at Tottenham Hale, Blackhorse Lane, Meridian Water in Central Leeside and Ponders End
- optimised development and redevelopment opportunities along the A10/A1010 Corridor, in particular the Tottenham High Road Corridor and Northumberland Park
- over 15,000 new jobs by 2031 across a range of industries and a green industrial hub creating greater learning and employment opportunities
- over 20,100 new well designed homes by 2031
- full integration between the existing communities and the new jobs, homes and services provided as part of the new developments
- a Lee Valley Heat Network linked to the Edmonton Eco Park
- significant investment and improvements to transport infrastructure, including four trains per hour on the West Anglia Main Line and improvements to help people walk and cycle more easily through the area
- a fully accessible network of green and blue spaces which open up the Lee Valley Regional Park. The networks between them will be improved benefitting both people and wildlife
A link to the Upper Lee Valley Opportunity Area Planning Framework can be found below.
The Upper Lee Valley Development Infrastructure Funding Study (DIFS) can be downloaded below.
The Development Infrastructure Funding Study (Utilities) can be downloaded below.