Plans submitted for Dollis Valley regeneration scheme

Plans for a major regeneration of the Dollis Valley housing estate in Chipping Barnet have been submitted to Barnet Council by Countryside Properties.

The proposed new development will involve the construction of 616 new affordable, private and rented homes in a wide range of designs and sizes to suit the differing needs of families.

The plans have been developed by Countryside in conjunction with L&Q, and would be built in five phases, with a five week consultation beginning shortly on the first phase of 108 properties.  Phase one includes 21 four bedroom, 46 three bedroom, 29 two bedroom and 12 one bedroom homes.

The proposal will involve the demolition of the existing estate, which was built in the late 1960s.  The existing estate is owned by Barnet Council and comprises two and three storey houses and five storey blocks of flats and maisonettes.   The scheme proposes a mix of traditional houses with gardens and apartments.

The proposals also include new green spaces and community facilities, including a community centre and pre-school nursery.

If planning permission is granted, work on the estate is likely to begin towards autumn 2013.

Councillor Richard Cornelius, Leader of Barnet Council said:  “I’m very pleased the proposals being put before our planning committee offer a wide range of homes with their accompanying educational and community facilities.”

Jerome Geoghegan, L&Q’s Group Director for Development  & Sales, said: “With our partners, L&Q plans to create high-quality homes for people on a range of incomes, and new community facilities. This is a fresh start for the estate and its residents.”

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