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  • Planning application 17/8102/FUL Pentavia redevelopment off Bunns Lane Barnet

    Created by JonC // 2 threads

    17/8102/FUL | Redevelopment of site including the demolition of all existing buildings and construction of 717 new Build to Rent residential units (Use Class C3) along with 745 sqm of ancillary residential facilities, 985 sqm of retail floorspace (Use Class A1), 558 sqm of food and drink uses (Use Class A3 and A4), 152 sqm of community floorspace (Use Class D1) within buildings ranging from 5 to 15 storeys, a new pedestrian access off Bunns Lane, open space, landscaping, car parking, acoustic mitigation and highway / pedestrian improvements (Environmental Statement Received) | Pentavia Retail Park Watford Way London NW7 2ET

    Major departure from previous application 16/6420/FUL with Environmental Statement.

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  • North Finchley Town Centre Framework Consultation

    Created by JonC // 2 threads

    The Town Centre Framework aims to (amongst other things):

    o create a plan that maximises existing and future movement opportunities including links to nearby stations (Woodside Park and West Finchley), the bus network and pedestrian and cycle connections;

    o achieve well designed, high quality streets, spaces, public realm and buildings, which deliver an appropriate degree of local distinctiveness;

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  • Barnet Green Infrastructure Supplementary Planning Document consultation

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    The council is consulting on a Draft Green Infrastructure Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).The term Green Infrastructure refers to all the green and blue spaces around our towns and cities. Green spaces are hedgerows, woodlands areas, orchards and natural grasslands. Blue areas link to water related environmental spaces. Once adopted, this document will be used to give guidance when deciding planning applications. It will also be used to inform the Green Infrastructure policies included within the Barnet Local Plan.

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  • A41-M1 Slip Road (near Brockley Roundabout) dangerous crossing

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Southeast of the Brockley Hill roundabout the A41 cycle route crosses the slip road that takes A41 traffic onto the M1. The speed limit is 70 mph. There are yellow cross-lines on the main A41 carriageway to slow traffic approaching the roundabout. However, there are no cross-lines on the two-lane slip road and traffic is accelerating to merge with the M1 motorway traffic.

    The at grade cycle crossing point, over a hard shoulder and two traffic lanes, is unmarked on the road and there are no ‘Cyclists Crossing’ warning signs approaching it.

    There was a cyclist injury in 2009 and a cyclist fatality in 2010.

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  • Stirling Corner A1/A411 roundabout dangerous cycle route

    Created by JonC // 2 threads

    Stirling Corner is the roundabout where the A411 (Barnet Lane / Barnet Road linking Borehamwood to Barnet) crosses the A1 and it also provides access to a separate service road with various retail outlets. The A1 is a 50 mph, 6-lane dual carriageway and this is the last roundabout before the A1M.

    There is an at grade, circular pedestrian & cyclist route around the entire roundabout, which crosses each of the 5 arms via refuges in the middle of each. On the west side, the A1 cycle route uses part of this circular cycle route to cross two arms of the roundabout. Speed, volume and unpredictability of traffic makes using most parts of this circular cycle route extremely hazardous.

    It is a high volume roundabout with up to 4 lanes of traffic and traffic flow is partially controlled by traffic lights at 2 places on the roundabout and at 2 entry points (see diagram). There are no traffic lights on the west or north sides.

    At the two entry points controlled by lights (A1 northbound & A411 westbound) there is no ‘green man’ light to assist pedestrians or cyclists.

    The most dangerous crossing points are the two 3-lane exits from the roundabout serving the A1. A possible safer east-west route would be to take pedestrians/cyclists via the centre of the roundabout, making use of the existing traffic lights (and converting them to Toucan).

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  • Barnet Air Quality Action Plan 2017-2021

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Barnet Council say:

    Overview

    ...So that we can continue to improve air quality across the borough we have produced a new draft Air Quality Action Plan 2017- 2022 (AQAP) which is also part of the council’s duty to contribute to London Local Air Quality Management.

    This new plan builds on our previous plan and outlines the steps the council will take from 2017 to 2022 to improve air quality across the borough. The plan gives details on how the council will:

    - continue to meet its statutory obligations for managing air quality;
    - work across many council services and with partners to minimise emissions from transport, existing buildings, and new developments, including Brent Cross and other regeneration projects within the borough;
    - continue to raise awareness of air quality issues to the public and encourage residents to do their bit to reduce levels of pollution and raise awareness of the importance to reduce their exposure to poor air quality; and
    - work in partnership with others to press for more action to be taken at all levels of government.

    We are now consulting with residents on the contents and the actions we have identified in our draft Air Quality Action Plan 2017 - 2022. To find out more about our proposals please take the time to read the full Air Quality Action Plan 2017 - 2021 here.

    Why We Are Consulting

    Our draft Air Quality Action Plan will ensure we can continue to monitor how we are doing and sets out clear targets on what we want to achieve by 2022.

    Before we finalise the draft plan we want to give residents the opportunity to have their say to ensure the plan is appropriate for all our local communities.

    The consultation is open to everyone and asks your views on the overall document, its actions and how we can all support this work.

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  • Draft Golders Green Station Planning Brief

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Barnet council says:

    Overview

    The council is consulting on the draft Golders Green Station Planning Brief which will help to shape any future development of Golders Green Bus Station and Underground Station, together with the adjoining depot, sidings and immediately surrounding public highways.

    We consider the site of Golders Green Station as an opportunity to provide a high quality mixed use development that sensitively integrates an improved public transport interchange within the distinctive historic environment of Golders Green.

    The Draft Planning Brief has been produced to ensure that any future development improves transport connectivity and land use integration, respects and enhances Golders Green, creates high quality public realm and supports the success and vibrancy of the town centre.

    The Draft Golders Green Station Planning Brief;

    Identifies development opportunities and constraints;
    Provides guidance;
    Sets out key planning policy considerations to establish a clear set of development parameters; and
    Outlines the council’s preferred approach to any future development.

    Why We Are Consulting

    We are consulting on the draft plans to redevelop the site and we want to hear the views of local people on the proposed developments. It is important that residents and other interested parties have their say in planning policy.

    Planning Briefs form a material consideration in the consideration of planning applications.

    The closing date for us to receive comments and feedback is Thursday 11 May 2017.

    The results will then be reported to the Council’s Policy and Resources Committee so that they can be taken into account when the final version of the Planning Brief is being considered for adoption.

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  • Finchley Central town centre strategy

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Barnet council says:

    The Finchley Central Town Centre Project commenced in mid-2016 to generate a town centre plan for Finchley Central. This project aims to deliver a comprehensive strategy for the Town Centre to identify and enable future investment in the town centre.

    In order to develop this strategy, we have been involving residents, councillors and businesses in a number of community engagement exercises and consultations including but not limited to ‘Shaping Finchley’s Future’ in November 2016, ‘Hello, is it Finchley you are looking for’ a highsteet consultation base set up outside Tesco with local residents on the 17th and 21st September 2016 and a business survey conducted the Summer of 2016.

    At the Shaping Finchley’s Future event, a number of residents indicated that they would like to see this initial draft strategy in order to provide more in depth feedback. In response to this, we have made the draft strategy available here and are seeking feedback.

    The Town Centre Plan aims to:
    - establish civic centres and public spaces at the core of the high street.
    - support vital employment clusters as a key employment hub for the borough.
    - identify development growth opportunities within the Town Centre.
    - make the most of heritage assets by proposing high quality public realm improvements and reaffirming the historical identity of the area.
    - improve gateways through developments, focusing on the two station gateway points into Finchley Central.
    - ease pedestrian and cycle movement with long-term wider transport infrastructure improvements.
    - create an inclusive high street that serves both local residents and worker throughout the week whilst supporting the evenining and weekend economy.
    - establish a unique identity for the town centre which celebrates its unique charactre and asssets both historically and in present time.

    The strategy has been developed in the context of the council’s Entrepreneurial Barnet Strategy and the place-based commissioning approach, which focusses on joining up council services in order to provide a better overall experience for residents and businesses.

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  • A406 North Circular: Bridge Lane to Golders Green Road and Golders Green Road/Brent Street junction

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Overview
    We are proposing improvements for pedestrians and cyclists along the A406 North Circular from Bridge Lane to Golders Green Road and at the A406 junction with Golders Green Road and Brent Street. The proposals include converting some sections of footway to shared use for pedestrian and cyclists, and a new staggered shared pedestrian/cycle ‘toucan’ crossing on the westbound carriageway, adjacent to the Woodlands retaining wall.
    The proposals for the crossing are in response to safety concerns that pedestrians are crossing the A406 independently and using the central reservation as a waiting area, rather than using the pedestrian footbridge located at the junction. The existing pedestrian footbridge will remain as a secondary crossing point for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists to use.

    We propose the following:
    - A new ‘toucan’ crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on the A406 North Circular westbound carriageway, adjacent to A406 Woodlands retaining wall. This would involve widening the central reservation by 4 metres to accommodate the crossing, central waiting area and guard railing, which in turn would require minor widening of the carriageway into the footway on the north west corner of the junction
    - New shared use footway for pedestrian and cyclists at the A406 junction with Golders Green Road and Brent Street. This would involve resurfacing the footways on three of the four corners of the junction to ensure surface consistency; we would also resurface the footway north of the junction to link to our current footway works at the Woodlands retaining wall. Signage and tactile paving would be used
    - Improve the shared use footway facilities from south of Bridge Lane to link to existing shared use facilities north of Courtleigh Gardens. This would involve resurfacing the footway to ensure surface consistency and adding new signage
    - Build a retaining wall to enable widening of the footway into the grass verge embankment just south of Bridge Lane
    - Widen the existing unsignalised crossing located across Golders Green Road to 3.2 metres to enhance facilities for the north/south movement
    - Introduce Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists on the Brent Street and Golders Green Road approaches

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