Local Plan evidence and supporting documents

The purpose of the evidence base

It is important that our strategy for the future development of the borough is based on an understanding of the characteristics that make Barnet what it is, and a knowledge of how it is likely to change. We have been collecting information from many sources to help us identify the key issues and opportunities for the future of the borough and provide a strong basis for our planning strategy and policies. This information is usually known as the “evidence base”.

Details of how to view the draft Local Plan and accompanying documents and how to make representations can be found on Engage Barnet.

Documents used to prepare the Local Plan

We have used a range of technical reports and studies to prepare our Local Plan. These are listed in the 'Evidence' section below. Further evidence includes:

Demographic information including census data and GLA projections

Barnet's Annual Monitoring Reports

GLA London Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2017

GLA Town Centre Health Checks

Supporting documents

Open Spaces Strategy (2016-2026)


Employment Land Review (October 2017)

Town Centre Floorspace Needs Assessment (December 2017)

Indoor Sports and Recreation Facility Study (June 2018)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment website