Barnet Council has launched a consultation on a planning strategy which will help shape the future development of Chipping Barnet Town Centre.
The Chipping Barnet Town Centre Strategy will be taken into consideration when determining future planning applications within the town centre. It focuses on a range or wider issues including:
- Improving the mix of land uses between residential, leisure and community
- Improving public transport, pedestrian and cycle connections
- Improving the quality of buildings
- Promoting a safe and more secure environment
- Creating a clear role for the town centre in relation to planned growth elsewhere
The strategy has been developed after discussions with the High Barnet Town Team, Chipping Barnet Town Centre Strategy Board, traders, residents, Barnet and Southgate College, the police and arts groups.
This consultation follows the adoption of the Spires Planning Framework in July 2012 which sets out development principles for three major sites in Chipping Barnet – The Spires, Barnet Market and the Territorial Army Centre. This was adopted in July 2012.
Councillor Joanna Tambourides, Cabinet Member for Planning, said: “Chipping Barnet is an historic town centre with its own very distinct character.
“This draft strategy is intended to protect that distinct character by helping to manage and guide future development and change and seeks to secure the town centre’s long-term prosperity.”
The consultation will run until March 19.