Consultation on the draft Chipping Barnet Town Centre Strategy has now ended
19 February - 19 March 2013
The Council is preparing a Town Centre Strategy for Chipping Barnet. The Strategy will provide a framework to protect what is best about Chipping Barnet, setting parameters for high quality expansion of the town centre. It will help to guide and manage future development and change, promote improvements to ensure the town centre's long term vitality and viability and will be a material planning consideration in the determination of future planning applications within the town centre.
The Chipping Barnet Town Centre Strategy goes beyond the adopted Spires Planning Framework in focusing on the wider issues facing the town centre including:
•Improving the mix of land uses, primarily for shops (at ground floor level) but also residential, leisure, employment and community uses;
•Improving public transport and pedestrian and cycle connections;
•Improving quality of buildings and public spaces;
•promoting a safer and more secure environment;
•creating a clear role for the town centre in respect of planned growth elsewhere such as at Brent Cross.
The Council is now consulting on the Draft Town Centre Strategy for Chipping Barnet and would like to hear your views.
Consultation: Draft Planning Obligations SPD has now ended
13 December 2012 - 31 January 2013
Planning Obligations (also known as 'Section 106 agreements') are legally binding agreements made between the developer and the Council for matters which are necessary to make an application acceptable and which cannot be secured through the normal planning process.
The draft SPD sets out how planning obligations will be managed in relation to Barnet's CIL and how the viability of a development will be considered during the application process. It sets out the requirements for different scales of development setting out detail for how Physical, Social and Environmental Infrastructure requirements will be assessed and as well as the procedures and processes for delivering the appropriate legal agreements.
The SPDs will form an important part of Barnet's Local Plan as it will help to provide more detail on the implementation of planning policies in the Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management Policies documents and make clear the relationship with Barnet's forthcoming Community Infrastructure Levy. We therefore want to gauge the views particularly of residents, community groups and developers on this important supplementary planning document.
The Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule Examination has now ended
Date: 21 December 2012
Location: Committee Room 2, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whestone, N20 0EJ
Examiner: Geoff Salter
Contact for further information:
James Peart - CIL Programme Officer
020 8359 2376 / Programme.Officer@barnet.gov.uk
Please visit the CIL Consultations Page for full details - Click Here
Greater London Authority - Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) study has now ended
29 October 2012 - 28 January 2013
London-wide call for potential housing sites
The 2011 London Plan made a commitment to update the housing supply figures and housing targets in the Plan by 2015/16. Carrying out a new Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment is crucial to this process.The Greater London Authority, in partnership with the London Boroughs is issuing a call for sites to be included in the London-wide Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment. The purpose of the study is to update the borough-level housing targets in a further alteration to the London Plan and to provide evidence for borough Local Development Frameworks of the land availability to meet those targets. The study will assess a substantial number of sites across London for their potential to help address London's housing needs. These will include sites proposed during the call.
All sites over 0.25 hectares will be considered as part of the study and assessed using strategic and local information through a revised version of the London Housing Capacity Study System.
Joint consultation on the draft Residential Design Guidance SPD and draft Sustainable Design and Construction SPD has now ended
15 November 2012 to 17 January 2013
Following adoption of the Local Plan - Core Strategy (CS) and Development Management Policies (DMP) documents in September 2012, Barnet has one of the most up to date Local Plans in the country. In order to help implement the CS and DMP we are now publishing two draft supplementary planning documents (SPDs) for consultation.
The first two SPDs to be advanced following the adoption of the Local Plan are the:
Draft Residential Design Guide (RDG) SPD; and
Draft Sustainable Design & Construction (SD&C) SPD
Both SPDs compliment each other, with the first one covering design aspects of all residential developments, whilst the second SPD concentrates on the technical and construction side of all developments.
Draft Residential Design Guidance SPD
Barnet's draft Residential Design Guidance Supplementary Planning Document (RDG SPD) provides a clear and consistent message on how we manage change within Barnet's suburbs. The SPD consolidates and updates the existing framework for residential design which mainly focused on improvements to the existing housing stock (Design Guidance Notes on Extensions, Conversions, Porches, and Hardstandings and Vehicular Crossovers).
Draft Sustainable Design and Construction SPD
Barnet's draft Sustainable Design and Construction Supplementary Planning Document (SD&C SPD) was first published in 2007. Since 2007, alongside Barnet's Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management Policies documents, the London Plan has also undergone a full review and the National Planning Policy Framework has been published. It is therefore now timely to update the SD&C SPD.
Comments are invited on both the Residential Design Guidance and Sustainable Design and Construction SPDs.
Statement of Modification - CIL Draft Charging Schedule
2 November 2012
The London Borough of Barnet completed the Draft Charging Schedule consultation on 7 September 2012. Barnet intends to make a number of modifications to the consultation document prior to making a Submission for an Examination.
In accordance with Regulation 11 and 19 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), the council have issued a Statement of Modification which details the changes made. This document, alongside supporting material is available on our website.
Please visit the CIL Consultations Page for full details - Click Here
Consultation on the CIL Draft Charging Schedule has now ended
27 July 2012 to 7 September 2012
All representations must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 7 September 2012.
Responses to the Consultation on the CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule
In compliance with Regulation 15(7) of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations (as amended) 2010, the Council has considered all representations made in response to the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule published in March 2012. A report of the representations alongside the Council's responses can be found in the Related documents on the link below.
Consultation on the Hendon Church End Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Proposals
Consultation on the Hendon The Burroughs Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Proposals
Consultation on Core Strategy and DM Policies DPDs regarding Conformity with the National Planning Policy Framework has now ended
19 April 2012 to 16 May 2012
Consultation on the North London Waste Plan has now ended
28 February to 24 May 2012
Further information is available on the link below
Consultation of the Spires Draft Planning Framework for Chipping Barnet Town Centre has now ended
16 March - 30 April 2012
Further information is available on the link below.
Consultation on Further Proposed Changes to the Core Strategy & DM Policies DPDs has now ended
26 January to 8 March 2012
Following the Joint Examination in Public (EIP) further proposed changes were made to both the Core Strategy and the DM Policies documents and another round of consultation was conducted to allow stakeholders and members of the public to raise any issues regarding these proposed changes. More information is available on the link below.