London Borough of Barnet

Core Strategy and DM Policies EIP

Vijaya Ram's role as Programme Officer is now at an end.  Should you need to contact the Inspector please do by emailing the Planning Inspectorate.

Consultation on Core Strategy and DM Policies DPDs regarding conformity with the National Planning Policy Framework has now ended

19 April to 16 May 2012

Consultation Responses to Further Proposed Changes in Light of the NPPF

 

Name

Organisation

Comments

001

Graham Saunders

English Heritage

Attached

002

Peter Pickering

Finchley Society

Attached

003

Andrew Holland

IBSA

Attached

 

004

Andy Karski

Middlesex Uni

Attached

005

David Howard

FORAB

Attached

 

006

Raymond Tutty

Savills Rep. UBS Global Asset Management ( UK ) Ltd

Attached

007

Alum Evans

CgMs Rep. Metropolitan Police Service

Attached

 

008

Matthew Williams

Drivers Jonas Deloitte Rep. Tepbrook Properties Limited

Attached

 

009

Charlotte Goodrum

Daniel Watney Rep. Comer Homes

Attached

 

010

John Adams

Drivers Jonas Deloitte Rep. Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd

Attached

011

Sarah Beuden

Savills Rep. Blest Ltd

Attached

The Government recently published the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on the 27 March and a Planning Policy for Traveller Sites. Copies of these documents can be found at:

National Planning Policy FrameworK/Planning for Traveller Sites

Further advice was released on 16 April on the Government’s Planning Portal website which emphasises the need for plans to reflect the presumption in favour of sustainable development

Presumption in favour of Sustainable Development

A paper copy of these documents are also available for inspection at:

  • Planning Reception, Barnet House, 1255 High Road , London N20 OEJ; and
  • all public libraries in Barnet

As part of the Examination in Public (EIP) you can if you wish, make representations on the matters raised in these documents as far as they relate to the Barnet Core Strategy and Development Management Development Plan Documents (DPDs), please respond to the Programme Officer (contact details on the right) by 5pm on Wednesday 16 May 2012.

The Council has stated that it intends only to make necessary changes to  both documents caused by the release of these documents, that is, replacing references to former Planning Policy Statements and Planning Policy Guidance with a reference to the new NPPF.

The EIP Inspector will release his report after having received any representations raised on the NPPF.

Consultation documents are accessible on the links below.

National Planning Policy Framework - Further Proposed Changes

The Schedules of Further Proposed Changes to the Core Strategy Development Management DPDs provide a single reference point for all the proposed changes arising since August 2011.

Schedules of Further Proposed Changes

Examination in public (EIP)

The hearing sessions took place from 6 December to Wednesday 14 December 2011. It was held in Committee Room 2 at Hendon Town Hall.

Appointed inspector

The Secretary of State appointed Inspector Vincent Maher to conduct a joint examination in public for Barnet’s Core Strategy and the Development Management Policies. The role of the inspector and purpose of the examination was to consider whether these documents were legally compliant and satisfied the criteria for soundness. The next task of the inspector will be to produce a report with recommendations that are binding upon the council.

Programme officer

The programme officer appointed for the Examination in Public (EiP) was Ms Vijaya Ram. She corresponded directly to the planning inspector and was responsible for dealing with all the administration matters for the examination.

If you have any queries with regard to the examination of Barnet’s Core Strategy and the Development Management Policies documents, please direct them to the programme officer. Please note that now that the EiP is complete, the programme officer will only be working as and when she is required to do so by the inspector.

Hearing programme and list of matters

The final hearing programme and list of matters have been prepared by the appointed inspector.

Hearing programme and list of matters

Inspector's examination agendas and representor's statements

Further to the programme shown above, listed below are the submissions received from participants as of 15 November 2011

Examination Issue

 Representation

Council's Response

Matter 1 - Spatial strategy/vision and sustainability

Matter 1 - Representations

Matter 1 - Council's Responses

Matter 2 - Housing

Matter 2 - Representations

Matter 2 - Council's Responses

Matter 3 - Planning for Barnet's town centres

No further representations received

Matter 3 - Council's Responses

Matter 4 - Business and employment growth

Matter 4 - Representations

Matter 4 - Council's Responses

Matter 5 - Addressing social, community needs and the arts

Matter 5 - Representations

Matter 5 - Council's Responses

Matter 6 - Quality of and access to Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land

No further representations received

Matter 6 - Council's Responses

Matter 7 - Transport issues

Matter 7 - Representations

Matter 7 - Council's Responses

Matter 8 - Managing the built and natural environment

Matter 8 - Representations

Matter 8 - Council's Responses

Matter 9 -  Brent Cross Cricklewood

briefing note on Brent Cross Cricklewood Planning Application

Matter 9 - Representations

Matter 9 - Council's Responses

Matter 10 - Land rear of Briarfield and Rosemary Avenue, London N3

Matter 10 - Representations

Matter 10 - Council's Responses

Matter 11 - Infrastructure,Implementation and Monitoring 

Matter 11 - Representations

Matter 11 - Council's Responses

Hearing issues and amendments

Examination Issue

Hearing issues

Further proposed changes

Matter 1 - Spatial strategy/vision and sustainability

Hearing issues - matter 1

Matter 1 - Further proposed changes

Matter 2 - Housing

Hearing issues - matter 2

Matter 2 - Further proposed changes

Matter 3 - Planning for Barnet's town centres

Hearing issues - matter 3

Matter 3 - Further proposed changes

Matter 4 - Business and employment growth

No further representations received

Matter 5 - Addressing social, community needs and the arts

Hearing issues - matter 5

Matter 5 - Further proposed changes

Matter 6 - Quality of and access to Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land

Hearing issues - matter 6

Matter 7 - Transport issues

Hearing issues - matter 7

Matter 7 - Further proposed changes

Matter 8 - Managing the built and natural environment

No further representations received

Matter 8 - Further proposed changes

Matter 9 - Brent Cross Cricklewood

Hearing issues - matter 9

Matter 9 - Further proposed changes

Matter 10 - Land rear of Briarfield and Rosemary Avenue, London N3

A map was handed out by Greensquare Residents Association at the hearing session. The map is only available in hard copy in the document library

Matter 11 - Infrastructure,Implementation and Monitoring

No further representations received

Matter 11 - Further proposed changes

Matter 12 - Council's statements Matter 12 - Council's statements Matter 12 - Further proposed changes

Legal opinion on not duly made objections

The consultation of May - June 2011 focussed on specific changes to the core strategy as set out in the accompanying document pre-submission amendments. Technically, at this stage of core strategy consultation, the council is only obliged to respond to representations relating to specific core strategy amendments.

The council's consultation letter of 11 May 2011 clearly stated that the pre-submission amendments have been produced to resolve objections made to the previous stage of the core strategy and provided an opportunity for those who have made objections to withdraw their comments. This will enable the inspector at the EiP to focus on areas of contention. Comments that are not related to the listed changes in the Core Strategy Pre-Submission Amendments document have not been considered.

This was also made clear on the:

  • pre-submission amendments document
  • core strategy submission stage document
  • core strategy representation form
  • core strategy pre-submission amendments webpage
  • public notice in Barnet Press on 12 May and 19 May.

The council made a request for legal opinion on 'not duly made representations' on 9 September 2011.

Comments that did not relate to the pre-submission amendments were considered to be 'not duly made' and this is supported by legal opinion.

Examination document library

The document library is a live document and will be updated as and when required. An examination core document library lists all the relevant material that the council will rely on at the examination hearings. Due to the launch of the new web site, documents in the examination library are currently only available as 'hard copies'. Electronic versions of these documents will be available as soon as possible.

The pre-examination amendments have now been added to the core document library. These amendments can be viewed directly.

Inspector's questions and council's responses

Further questions asked by the inspector since submission are below. The inspector's questions is a live document and will be updated as and when required.

Inspectors questions and council's responses

Statement on draft National Planning Policy Framework

Conformity with Core Strategy and Development Management Policies

The inspector has requested views on the draft national planning policy framework and the implications of this policy development for the core strategy and development management policies documents. The council considers that the core strategy and development management policies documents are in general conformity with the draft NPPF.

Comments received regarding conformity with the NPPF&

National Planning Policy Framework update

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on the 27 March 2012. The policies in the Framework apply with immediate effect. The Government has stated that the aim of the document is to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, to protect the environment and to promote sustainable growth.

National Planning Policy Framework

The Inspector has asked the Council to give him clarification as to whether they will make further modifications to the Core Strategy and Development Management DPDs in response to the publication of the NPPF.

Statements of common ground between the council and representors

Statements of common ground

Mayor of London’s statement of conformity

It is a requirement under the Planning and Compulsory Act 2004 that Local Development Documents from all London boroughs must be in general conformity with the London Plan at the point of their adoption. The core strategy and the DPDs are in general conformity with the London Plan.

Strategic Planning

Address:
North London Business Park (NLBP), Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP

Tel: 020 8359 3000

Fax: 0870 889 6819

Programme Officer

via the Planning Inspecorate