Barnet looks for depot site

Barnet Council is looking at alternative sites for it’s fleet depot, presently at its Mill Hill Depot site, which is zoned for housing.

The council had planned to move the depot from Mill Hill to the former Friern Barnet Sewage Works site at Pinkham Way, next to the north circular road.

However, the future of the relocation has been thrown into doubt by the withdrawal of the proposals from the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) that formed part of a joint planning application for that site.

The council is now looking at alternatives and has identified two potential site, one within the borough on Oakleigh Road and one just outside at Borehamwood. Both sites are currently used for employment.

Papers suggest that if one of the two sites is developed as a depot, the other could be developed as something else.

Alternative development, or the potential sale of the whole site to the NLWA, is identified as a potential option for Pinkham Way.

Councillor Richard Cornelius, Leader of Barnet Council, said: “Development or sale of the Barnet owned land on Pinkham Way will now go ahead quickly as there is no likelihood of a joint application for the use of the site with the waste authority.

“I would like to see some much needed housing constructed.”

The Mill Hill depot was zoned for housing under the London Plan.

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