Enfield Council is broadly structured into three areas – People, Place, and Resources.

The Place Department brings together all the council services that touch the built environment, from bins to buildings and everything between.  By collaborating across housing, waste, regeneration, streets, planning, property, economic development and regulatory services, we use our professional expertise to manage and improve the physical fabric of Enfield.  

Our current management team

Executive Director, Place – Sarah Cary  MRTPI

Director Housing and Regeneration – Joanne Drew

Director of Property and Economy – Mark Bradbury  MRICS

Director of Environment and Operations – Doug Wilkinson MBA MIoD CMgr MCMI

Head of Planning – Vincent Lacovara 

Programme Director Meridian Water – Peter George 

Statistics about the Place Department

  • Responsible for 16,000 council homes, including leaseholders
  • Collect 125,000 bins every week
  • Planning for an additional 28,000 homes in the next 15 years
  • Delivering a £350m capital budget over the next 4 years
  • Leveraging a £1.5 bn property portfolio to benefit residents
  • Maintaining over 705ha of parks land with over 130 parks and open spaces across the borough
  • Own 3,000 acres of farmland – including London’s best vineyard
  • Corporate Landlord for 460 premises
  • Maintaining 143 operational buildings
  • Providing Facilities Management to Council offices
  • Over 1700 streets and 760km of road network
  • Over 40,000 complaints received and dealt with from the public each year
  • Process an average of 4900 planning applications a year
  • Refurbishing 55 tower blocks to modern safety standards
  • Provide housing for 3000 homeless families

Useful links and documents

Enfield Corporate Structure
New Local Plan Consultation 
Meridian Water
Cycle Enfield website
Civic Trust Award
Lee Valley Heat Network
RIBA Best Client Award