As many as 5,000 homes could be built on green belt land under plans drawn up by a developer.

Comes Homes Group has revealed proposals for a housing development on a 140-hectare site at Vicarage Farm, off Hadley Road, Enfield.

The land lies to the east of Trent Country Park in part of the borough’s green belt, which is protected by extra planning safeguards.

But according to a document produced on behalf of the developer, between 3,000 and 5,000 homes could be built at the site.

The document states: “The landscape and topography of the site provide an opportunity to create a wonderful place to live that is sustainable and adds significantly to Enfield and its environment.”

It adds: “Vicarage Farm is already surrounded on three sides by development. The location and topography of the site enables development with reduced visibility thus reducing the effect on the countryside.”

The document suggests the development would enable Trent Park to be extended into Enfield, with the homes built on either side of a corridor of green land.

It proposes links through the site to the surrounding neighbourhoods and “connectivity to local services in the area, including GPs, supermarkets/express stores, sports facilities and Chase Farm Hospital”.

The document also describes the area as “highly sustainable”, as it is close to several stations as well as walking and cycle networks.

The proposals have not been submitted to Enfield Council. If they are submitted, they would need to be approved by the council’s planning committee before development could begin.