Planning & Environment

Sunday, 23 August 2020 16:05

Barnet Society 75th anniversary review of Chipping Barnet’s Green Belt

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The Barnet Society’s 75th birthday in May 2020 is a timely moment to celebrate the local Green Belt that was the original reason for our existence.

Our founding in 1945 was prompted by the threat to build on the green space that surrounds Chipping Barnet on three sides. Seventy-five years on, it is appropriate to celebrate that countryside – and to review threats and opportunities for its future.

The following five articles are a collaboration between Owen Jones, a longstanding member of the Society and editor of Rambles Round Barnet Parts 1 & 2, and Robin Bishop, who write about the challenges today to the landscape in which each walk is set.

22 May 2020 – May blossom celebrating 75 years of the Barnet Society

29 May 2020 – Barnet’s hidden rhododendron spectacle

12 June 2020 – Barnet’s new regional park?

19 June 2020 – Fasten your Green Belt – and prepare for new buildings to land!

24 June 2020 – How green is our valley – but for how much longer?


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