Friday, 28 April 2017 19:17

Will jobs go for flats?

Up to forty jobs might be lost if planning permission is approved for the construction of two blocks of flats on the site of car repair workshops and other light-industrial premises at Meadow Works, midway between High Barnet and Whetstone.

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While we welcome educational use of the site, particularly if coupled with community access to the Academy’s indoor and outdoor sports and other facilities, the current proposal for 1,890 pupils plus 150 or so staff would be an over development.

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Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:19

Ark say extra school places needed

Planners and consultants representing the proposed Ark Pioneer Academy to be built on the site of the former Barnet Football Club stadium at Underhill, insist that a new school for almost 2,000 pupils is needed for the northern part of the Borough of Barnet.

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The Ark Academy network says it intends to work with planners at Barnet Council to try to meet local anxieties over proposals for a super-size, £31 million new school to be built on the site of Underhill, the former stadium of Barnet Football Club.

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Monday, 09 May 2016 19:48

Critical times for building in Barnet

The combination of planning relaxations, housing demand, property prices and uncertainty as to Council intentions makes this a critical time for building in Chipping Barnet.

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Sunday, 08 May 2016 12:21

New academy school plans on display

After a year’s delay, and a dearth of information, public exhibitions are finally being arranged to allow public consultation over the proposals to build a new free school with over 1,800 places on the site of the Underhill Stadium, formerly the home of Barnet Football Club.

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 15:42

Threat to our green landscape

A lot of new housing is coming to Barnet over the next few years. In the Council’s Housing Strategy 2015-25, it expected to be able to build 20,000 homes. But the latest forecast is that some 30,000 will be needed, so more sites must be found.

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Barratt London have released the first details of their plans to build up to 450 homes in and around the site of one of Barnet’s most iconic landmarks, the former headquarters of the National Institute for Medical Research on the Ridgeway, Mill Hill.

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Tuesday, 08 December 2015 19:55

MP willing to confront bulldozers

Responding to fears about the possible zoning for housing of the woods and fields around Whalebones Park, the Chipping Barnet MP Mrs Theresa Villiers says she is ready to “lie down in front of the bulldozers” in any fight to preserve a cherished open space.

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Friday, 04 December 2015 11:06

Barnet Museum plans rejected

Volunteers at Barnet Museum say they are shocked and dismayed that after months of discussion Barnet Council’s planning committee has refused to approve proposals for a rear extension and disabled access.

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Tuesday, 01 December 2015 09:58

Whalebones trustees reassurance

Trustees for the Gwyneth Cowing estate have given an assurance to the Barnet Society that any development of Whalebones Park for residential and community use would be of “high quality” and would retain as “much natural habitat as possible”. 

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Friday, 20 November 2015 12:06

Whalebones Park to go for houses?

Whalebones Park, a 14-acre stretch of fields and woods between Barnet Hospital and Wood Street, is about to be considered by Barnet Council as a possible area to be developed for future housing and community use.

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Monday, 16 November 2015 23:45

Gated housing planned off High Street

Plans for a five-storey block of flats and a three-storey office block are the main features of an extensive residential and commercial redevelopment that will reshape the townscape behind shops in Barnet High Street.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:28

Fight to keep White Lion

Renewed uncertainty about the future of the White Lion on St Albans Road has led to a successful bid to persuade Barnet Council to declare that the pub is a community asset of value to local residents.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 15:56

High Barnet cottage industries to go

Almost 30 small businesses and workshops with premises on land behind Barnet High Street may have to relocate within months to make way for a massive redevelopment.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:31

Oak tree reprieved

After a determined campaign by local residents the “mighty oak” of Whitings Road has been saved from the axe.

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Friday, 21 August 2015 10:15

Demolition could reveal medieval market

If permission is granted to demolish the empty After Office Hours bar next to the Bull Theatre, the Barnet Society says there must be stringent planning conditions, and time for a proper archaeological investigation.

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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 08:19

Ancient oak tree might be spared

A campaign to save what has been dubbed the “mighty oak” of Whitings Road has made significant progress.

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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 07:43

Homes to replace High Street shops

Two High Street premises will be extended to include flats if planning permission can be obtained from Barnet Council – and both applications have already sparked controversy.

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Wednesday, 01 July 2015 13:02

Town and Country free-for-all

You’d think that planning controls in the Green Belt and Conservation Areas would be stricter than elsewhere. No longer.

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