BARNET HOUSE, N20 – REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

Proposals for the redevelopment of Barnet House , High Road, N20 wereare  submitted to the Council in early July, but for reasons unknown were not fully publicised for several weeks.

You can see the proposals for yourself on the Council website – use this link to the section of the website where you can find details of the application –

https://publicaccess.barnet.gov.uk/online-applications/

Click on the link; you then make a “Simple Search”  – towards the bottom of the page insert the application reference   21/3726/FUL  in the box immediately below “Enter a keyword, reference number, postcode or single line of an address.” – and the click on “Search”. Then – you should see the application master page.

    Barnet House – set for redevelopment

The application is for ” redevelopment of the site to deliver up to 260 homes and up to 709 sqm GIA of Class E commercial floorspace through the conversion of Barnet House from offices to residential, including extension at roof level, and the front, rear and side elevations alongside the provision of Class E use at ground floor of Barnet House. And the demolition of rear annex and erection of new residential buildings, together with associated public realm, landscaping, access improvements, car and cycle parking”.

The FBWRA Planning Sub- Committee, working with members of the Finchley Society ( who assisted us by undertaking a technical review of the many plans, etc forming part of the application documents and whose help is very gratefully acknowledged) considered the application. Whilst recognising that Barnet House, in its current form, is “ripe for redevelopment”, we concluded that the current prpoosals, which are largely a repackaging of the 2018 application that was  refused by the Council, are not good enough. Consequently FBWRA has submitted an objection to the Council. You can see a copy here –FBWRA Public objection Barnet House 01 September 2021 copy for website

We shall shortly be submitting a more detailed  objection to the Council – although the Council website is now closed to further public comments these can still be submitted direct to the planning officer.