Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, has determined that the Council’s new approach is to end the use of temporary accommodation and support those currently housed in Essex towns, such as a Harlow, and to return them to Enfield. Tenants of Redstone House in Harlow Town Centre will be moved into more suitable accommodation over the next six months. A review of Enfield’s use of other accommodation in Harlow will follow as part of this wider agenda. Cllr Caliskan said: “We are committed to supporting people who want to stay in Enfield. This in turn will help create and support more stable and cohesive communities....It is not news to anyone that we are in a housing crisis. While the cost of living continues to rise we are hampered by extensive cuts to our funding and reductions to Local Housing Allowance rates". Yet, the Council continues to make it more difficult to get around the Borough with continued expansions of the LTNs, despite enormous opposition, and the creation of "ghost" cycle lanes, which are typically emplty of cycles for most of the day, despite disasterous impacts via delays, on cars and bus transport and the creation of traffic-jamming extended bus-stops forcing buses to stop in the middle of the road, blocking it. The disasterous financial management of the Council over the years, and it's enormous deficit, has meant that the temporary accommodation currently costs the Council about £7 million per year, far less than the enormous cost of servicing the deficit - and the reasono why the Council said that the position is financially unsustainable and when this expected to rise dramatically over the next five years. These moves ignore the fact that nearly 60 per cent of Enfield Council's temporary housing is actually utilised by other boroughs in the Council's attempt to prop-up its financial disaster. The Meridian Water project which supposedly see the provision of 10,000 homes, of which up to 50 per cent will be "affordable", although in prractice, given recent interest rate riises, affordable homes are not a certainty and certainly no substitution for old-fashioned Council housing.