Planning consultations

North London Waste Plan (Regulation 19)

1 March – 12 April 2019

We are currently consulting on the proposed submission North London Waste Plan (NLWP).
The seven north London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest have joined forces to prepare the North London Waste Plan.

The plan sets out the planning framework for waste management in the north London boroughs for the next 15 years. It will identify sites for waste management use and set out policies for determining waste planning applications.

The proposed submission NLWP is accompanied by a number of background documents. All the documents can all be found on the NLWP website ( Paper copies of the documents can also be inspected in the main planning offices and libraries of the boroughs. Further details are given in the Statement of Representations.


We are now inviting representations on our proposed North London Waste Plan (NLWP).
Representations are encouraged to be submitted electronically via the NLWP website.

This will ensure that the necessary information is captured for the subsequent examination of the plan by a Planning Inspector.

Alternatively, representation forms can be accessed from the NLWP website and can be sent back to

  • email (preferred):
  • or by post to North London Waste Plan, Planning and Regeneration, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street WC1H 9JE.

Draft Colindale Underground Station Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

29 October - 10 December 2018 

The council has prepared a draft Colindale Underground Station Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for public consultation. This document has been prepared to guide any future planning proposals associated with the redevelopment of Colindale Underground Station and the immediate area adjoining the station.

The document sets out an approach for delivering a new station, with step-free access and increased capacity as part of a residential led mixed use proposal. The new station will be equipped to serve anticipated growth and development in the area.

The draft SPD aims to help inform the preparation of future planning applications associated with:

  • development of a new Colindale Underground Station;
  • redevelopment of the existing tube station, land above the tracks, the station car-park, 167-173 Colindale Avenue and Agar House (Units 1-6), Colindale Avenue; and
  • delivery of highway, public realm and bridge improvements on Colindale Avenue immediately adjacent to the Underground Statio.

The main purpose of the draft SPD is to:

  • establish the policy and design context for the redevelopment of the Underground Station and associated development in the immediately adjoining area, including above the rail tracks, the existing station car-park, 167-173 Colindale Avenue and Agar House (Units 1-6) Colindale Avenue;
  • provide supplementary detail to existing planning policy;
  • explain how development will be delivered and infrastructure investments secured;
  • engage all interested stakeholders in the development process.

The draft SPD is supported by the Sustainability Appraisal, Equalities Impact Assessment, Statement of Consultation, Viability Assessment and a baseline Scoping Report.


The local community and residents have an opportunity to provide their views on the draft Colindale Underground Station SPD.

The draft SPD is subject to six weeks of consultation. The consultation period will run from Monday 29 October to Monday 10 December 2018. During this time, we encourage local residents, community groups and businesses to make representations on the draft SPD.

Following this period of consultation, the council will consider representations and revise the SPD, where appropriate, before it is formally adopted in February 2019.

As part of the public consultation, two drop-in sessions will be held at Pulse Community Rooms, 15 Osler Court, 9 Charcot Road, Colindale, NW9 5DZ. This will give people the opportunity to find out more about the draft SPD from Council Officers and ask any questions. The drop-in sessions are scheduled for:

  • 7 November 2018 (6pm-8pm) at Pulse Community Rooms, 15 Osler Court, 9 Charcot Road, NW9 59Z
  • 10 November 2018 (2pm-4pm) at Pulse Community Rooms, 15 Osler Court, 9 Charcot Road, NW9 59Z

How to get involved?

If you would like to make any comments on the draft Colindale Underground Station SPD, you can do so by completing the online questionnaire.

You can also respond by submitting comments in writing by Monday 10 December 2018 by:

  • emailing:, or
  • writing to: Planning Policy Team – Strategic Planning and Regeneration, 2nd Floor, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetsone, N20 0EJ.

Hard copies of the document will also be available to view at:

  • Colindale Library - Barnet and Southgate College, 7 Bristol Avenue, London, NW9 4BR)
  • Planning reception - at North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1NP and Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, N20 0EJ

Employment to Residential Conversions - Article 4 Direction

1 October - 12 November 2018 

What’s this about?

Are you a local business, concerned too many employment spaces are being converted into flats? Are you a landlord of an office or industrial space? Or anyone else concerned about these kinds of development? We want to hear from you.

Converting offices into dwellings has been automatically permitted by Government since 2013 through the ‘Prior Approval’ process. The Council proposes to adopt Article 4 Directions to take back control, in future requiring landowners to follow our normal planning processes. This should better protect our town centres and small businesses, whilst improving design quality. Do you agree with this plan?

Although this is a technical consultation on the proposal for Article 4 Directions the Council welcomes your comments on the conversion of employment spaces into residential dwellings.

Following confirmation of the Directions landowners will be required to bring forward such changes through a full planning process and they’d be assessed fully in relation to national, regional and local planning policies.

More information

We’ve been listening to the concerns of local residents and businesses and monitoring the changes taking place on the ground locally (Authorities Monitoring Report 2016-17 and Employment Land Study 2017). Such documents have identified the scale of the loss of employment spaces and the risk this poses to the economic future of the Borough. On the basis of this evidence we are making a case for removing this automatic right to convert employment spaces into residential spaces within our town centres and other key employment locations.

This will enable the Council to better manage where losses and changes to business space are appropriate.

Documents can be downloaded on the Barnet Engage site

Give us your views

We want to hear your views on what the Council is doing with this Article 4 Direction process. Do you think this is the best way to manage the loss of employment floorspace to residential ? Please provide your comments via:

  • E-mailing:
  • Writing to: Planning Policy Team, 2nd Floor Annex, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, London, N20 0EJ.

Feedback to the consultation will be taken into account by Councillors when they review and consider all responses at the Planning Committee meeting scheduled for September 2019, this will be a full 12 months after the Directions were made.

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