Project Description

  • Project: Chase Park Spatial Framework
  • Location:  Enfield
  • Client:  Enfield Council
  • Accommodation: 3,700 homes
  • Planning authority:  Enfield Council
  • Started:  April 2023
  • Completed:  November 2023

Hyas were appointed by Enfield Council to lead a multi-disciplinary team of Alan Baxter Associates (design, transport & heritage) and Tyler Grange (ecology & landscape) to prepare a spatial framework for the ‘Chase Park Placemaking Area’. Hyas led the commission and project managed the different workstreams.

The framework covers an area of land which sits immediately adjacent to the existing suburban edge of north west Enfield and provides the opportunity to deliver high quality development containing circa 3,700 homes in the form of a new sustainable neighbourhood, securing significant environmental and social benefits through the provision of improved access to existing green spaces and the surrounding rural area, whilst delivering new homes and related facilities and services.

The work has helped to establish a holistic vision to provide direction and coherence to multiple landowners in relation to the potential of the site. This was achieved by setting out clear expectations in relation to the form, quality and deliverability of the development. The work has involved a baseline review, a series of engagement sessions, and preparation of a spatial framework which defines a vision and set of design principles for the future change of the area.

Hyas led on the preparation of the accompanying topic paper, and provided wider support on the approach to planning policy and wider evidence base integration.