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Draft Golders Green Station Planning Brief

23 March - 11 May 2017

The Council is consulting on the draft Golders Green Station Planning Brief which will help to shape any future development of Golders Green Bus Station and Underground Station, together with the adjoining depot, sidings and immediately surrounding public highways.

Please see below for the consultation document:

The draft Golders Green Station Planning Brief identifies development opportunities and constraints, provides guidance and sets out key planning policy considerations to establish a clear set of development parameters and outline the Council’s preferred approach to any future development.

The Council considers the site of Golders Green Station as an opportunity to provide a high quality mixed use development that sensitively integrates an improved public transport interchange within the distinctive historic environment of Golders Green. The draft Planning Brief has been produced to ensure that any future development improves transport connectivity and land use integration, respects and enhances Golders Green, creates high quality public realm and supports the success and vibrancy of the town centre.

Planning Briefs form a material consideration in the consideration of planning applications.  The consultation will take place until Thursday 11 May 2017.

A drop-in exhibition will be held at a local venue enabling local residents and other interested parties to provide their views and ask questions. Planning officers will also be on hand to discuss the plans and answer any questions you may have.

Exhibition details:

Date:  Wednesday 5th April 2017

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Venue: Golders Green Parish Church, No. 1 West Heath Drive, NW11 7QG

Please take the time to view the full draft Planning Brief before giving your views.

The closing date for us to receive comments and feedback is Thursday 11 May 2017. These will then be reported to the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee so that they can be taken into account when the final version of the Planning Brief is being considered for adoption.

You can make representations on the Draft Golders Green Station Planning Brief by using the following methods:

  • By post to: Grady O’Brien, Senior Planner – Strategic Planning and Regeneration, 2nd Floor, Barnet House – 1255 High Road, Whetstone N20 0EJ
  • By email to: forward.planning@barnet.gov.uk

Draft Pentavia Retail Park Planning Brief document

8 September - 20 October 2016

The council is consulting on draft plans for the future development of the Pentavia Retail Park site located in Mill Hill.

Please see below for the consultation document:

To help shape the future of this site a draft planning brief has been prepared which sets out the opportunities for development. This sets out the key parameters to consider in determining the future of the Pentavia Retail Park site.

The draft planning brief focuses on the following key objectives:

  •  a sustainable mixed use development, creating a new place where people will chose to live with a range of new affordable homes that contribute to housing choice;
  • new employment space to serve the needs of modern businesses, in particular small to medium enterprises;
  • new outdoor amenity space and landscaping of a quality that enhances this location on the edge of Mill Hill;
  • new and ancillary small-scale ‘non-destination’ retail and leisure uses that serves the needs of the new development;
  • new and ancillary community space, such as a nursery, that serves the needs of Colindale and Mill Hill.

A drop-in exhibition is being held at Hartley Hall enabling local residents and other interested parties to view the plans in detail. Planning officers will also be on hand to discuss the plans and answer any questions you may have.

Exhibition details:

Date:  5th October 2016

Time: 6pm-8pm

Venue: Hartley Hall, Flower Lane, Mill Hill, NW7 2JA

Please take the time to view the full planning brief before giving your views.

The closing date for us to receive comments and feedback is Thursday 20 October 2016. These will then be reported to the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee so that they can be taken into account when the final version of the brief is being discussed and approved.

You can make representations on the Draft Pentavia Retail Park planning brief by using the following methods:

  • By post to: Harriet Beattie, Principal Planner,Strategic Planning, 2nd Floor,Barnet House,1255 High Road,Whetstone,N20 0EJ
  • By email to: forward.planning@barnet.gov.uk

Joint consultation on the draft Residential Design Guidance SPD and draft Sustainable Design and Construction SPD - (This consultation is now closed)

14 July - 25 August 2016

Since 2013, the London Plan has undergone a review with the further alterations to the London Plan adopted in March 2015. The Government has also established national standards for housing. In light of these changes, it is now timely to update the Sustainable Design and Construction and Residential Design supplementary planning documents. We are now seeking your views in doing this.

Draft Sustainable Design and Construction

Barnet’s Sustainable Design and Construction Supplementary Planning Document (SD&C SPD) was first published in 2007 and was subsequently updated in 2013. Its main purpose is to provide clarification on Barnet’s local interpretation of sustainable development in light of national and regional policy and the context of the Three Strands Approach (Protection, Enhancement, Growth). The SPD has been revised to focus on the design standards required for different scales of development as well as the performance standards of buildings. The refocused SPD captures changes on space standards as well as new standards that address accessibility, security, energy, noise and water conservation.

A clean version of the document and a track changes version of the document are both available for download to help make clear the changes we are making.

Draft Residential Design Guidance SPD

The Residential Design SPD provides more detailed residential design guidance issues relevant to Barnet such as local character, density, built form, car parking and amenity space standards connected with new build development. Through these changes the SPD sets out the local priorities for protecting and enhancing Barnet’s character. It provides a local reference point to the suite of national guidance on good design. A clean version of the document and a track changes version of the document are both available for download to help make clear the changes we are making.

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.

The two SPDs will form an important part of Barnet’s Local Plan as they will help to provide more detail on the implementation of planning policies in the Local Plan. We therefore want to gauge the views particularly of residents, community groups and developers on these important supplementary planning documents.

Consultation documents

Comments are invited on both the draft Residential Design Guidance and draft Sustainable Design and Construction SPDs.

You can submit your comments in the following ways:

Write to: Planning Policy Team, Strategic Planning and Regeneration, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, London, N20 0EJ.

Email forward.planning@barnet.gov.uk

The closing date for us to receive comments and feedback is Thursday 25 August 2016 at 5pm.

Further information on the consultation is provided on the engage consultation page.

Draft Brake Shear House Planning Brief document - (This consultation is now closed)

The council is consulting on draft plans for the future development of the Brake Shear House site located in Chipping Barnet.

To help shape the future of this site a draft planning brief has been prepared which sets out the opportunities for development. This sets out the key parameters to consider in determining the future of the Brake Shear House site reflecting its location within the Chipping Barnet Town Centre. It also highlights the opportunities it provides for the delivery of much needed housing and new employment that supports small to medium enterprises.

The draft planning brief focuses on the following key objectives:

  • to deliver a high quality residential-led mixed used development comprising of a range of housing types and tenures, including family homes;
  • To preserve and enhance its contribution to the character and appearance of the historic Chipping Barnet Town Centre;
  • To provide opportunities for employment creation, ensuring  the continued contribution to innovation and growth through  provision of workspace for small to medium enterprises; and
  • To ensure any new development is of the highest design and environmental standards and appropriate in scale and siting.

A drop-in exhibition is being held at Chipping Barnet Library enabling local residents and other interested parties to view the plans in detail. Planning officers will also be on hand to discuss the plans and answer any questions you may have.

Exhibition details:

Date:  2nd March 2016

Time: 6pm-8pm

Venue: Chipping Barnet Library, 3 Stapylton Road, Barnet, EN5 4QT

Please take the time to view the full planning brief and the exhibition boards before giving your views.

The closing date for us to receive comments and feedback is Thursday 10 March 2016. These will then be reported to the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee so that they can be taken into account when the final version of the SPD is being discussed and approved.

You can make representations on the Draft Brake Shear House planning brief by using the following methods:

  • Harriet Beattie, Principal Planner,Strategic Planning, 2nd Floor,Barnet House,1255 High Road,Whetstone,N20 0EJ,
  • By email to: forward.planning@barnet.gov.uk

Grahame Park Estate draft supplementary planning document

Local residents, businesses and stakeholders in the Grahame Park and Colindale area, will be aware of the ongoing regeneration work happening across the estate.

The Council and its development partner Choices for Grahame Park (led by Genesis Housing Association) have reviewed the remainder of the Masterplan, known as Stage B, to ensure a viable and deliverable scheme.

Instead of a new planning application, the remainder of the Masterplan is being planned through a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This will provide a framework when considering detailed planning applications for a series of phases over a 10-15 year period.

Draft Grahame Park SPD and supporting documents

Hard copies of the above documents can be accessed at the following locations:

Barnet House Planning Reception, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, N20 0EJ (open Mon-Fri 9am-5 pm); and

Grahame Park Library, The Concourse, Grahame Park, Colindale, NW9 5XL.

Consultation events

The following consultation events will take place on the estate at Genesis Housing Office, 15 The Concourse, London NW9 at the following times:

  • Wednesday 17 February 2016, 10.00am -12.30pm
  • Thursday 18 February 2016, 3.30pm-7.00pm
  • Saturday 20 February 2016, 10am-12.30pm

You can make representations on the draft SPD in either of the following ways:

In writing to: Director of Regeneration and Strategic Planning, London Borough of Barnet, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, N20 0EJ; or,

By email to: forward.planning@barnet.gov.uk.

The closing date for us to receive comments and feedback is Monday 14 March 2016. These will then be reported to the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee so that they can be taken into account when the final version of the SPD is being discussed and approved.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (28 May - 30 August 2015) - This consultation is now closed

The Council plans to introduce an Article 4 Direction which will require landlords to apply for planning permission on properties that they intend to convert into a small House in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

Landlords currently can convert houses into small scale HMOs (for 3 to 6 unrelated persons) without the need for planning permission. Larger HMOs require planning permission.

The Article 4 Direction will enable the Council to consider applications for all HMOs.

The Council is also consulting on introducing an Additional Licensing Scheme for HMO which will require landlords to inform the Council that their property is in multiple occupation and ensure that they meet the required standards.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and their concentration can sometimes be associated with: poor standards of accommodation; loss of local character; reduction in environmental quality; increased noise complaints; increased anti-social behaviour; loss of single family dwelling houses; increased levels of crime; increased pressures on car parking; dominance of private renting; changes to local retail provision and increased pressure upon local services.

Comments were invited on the proposed Article 4 Direction. We gave you two options to submit your comments which were as follows:

  • in writing to: Planning Policy Team, Building 4, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1NP.
  • or by email to: forward.planning@barnet.gov.uk

The closing date for the consultation was 30th August 2015 at 5pm.

Please navigate to the section below to access the statutory notice, the Article 4 Direction and supporting case.

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