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Plan to create Edmonton waterfront homes

Artist's impression of the Meridian Water development
Image caption The development would take advantage of improved rail links planned for the area

Plans to create thousands of waterfront homes and jobs in north London have been announced.

Developers say the proposed £1.3bn scheme would transform the Meridian Water site in Edmonton.

Plans include 5,000 homes, 3,000 jobs, three schools, a police drop-in centre and improved transport links.

Residents and businesses can comment and make suggestions on the draft proposals, available on Enfield Council's website, until 5 September.

These would then be incorporated in a revised plan ahead of a formal consultation.

'Vibrant community'

Enfield Council's councillor Del Goddard said Meridian Water provides a "unique opportunity" for Edmonton to expand.

He said it would be creating a "vibrant new community nestled between the busy commuter hub of Edmonton Green and the peaceful waterways and parklands of the Lee Valley, something no other location in London can offer".

The project aims to be low carbon and build on Network Rail's recent proposals to develop a new rail track through Haringey and Enfield.

These are designed to improve rail frequency in the Lee Valley and open up new commuter routes.

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