About the Development Pipeline
The council owns land and buildings across the borough that could be used to provide more housing where these are surplus to requirements and has embarked on a programme of developing these sites itself. This will ensure new high quality homes are delivered to meet local housing need.
The uplift in land values generated by development will be captured for the benefit of the council so that it can be used to provide more new homes and help address the budget pressures faced by the authority.
Over the past four years the Development Pipeline has been working towards:
- Building new mixed tenure homes, with the affordable homes funded by private sales plus an overall profit for the council
- Building of new homes for affordable rent on existing council land
- Improving housing for older people and vulnerable people, building extra care schemes and wheelchair accessible units with a view to reducing demand for care
- Developing private housing for rent
- Acquisition of housing for affordable rent and temporary accommodation
- Work was completed on Ansell Court (previously known as Moreton Close) in February 2019. Development provides 53 self-contained one and two bedroom apartments offering independent living for older residents. Additional care and support will be available if required. You can view a time-lapse video of the construction on Ansell Court on The Barnet Group’s YouTube channel here.
- Opendoor Homes, a subsidiary of Barnet Homes is building 320 homes for affordable rent in Barnet. A number of developments have now been completed;
- 10 homes at Pyrus Court, Hertford Road, N2
- 13 homes at Burgundy House, Basing Way, N3
- 13 homes at Gordon Court and Pulham Avenue, Elmshurst Crescent, N2
Many more schemes are due for completion in 2019, so visit the Opendoor Homes website for the latest.