Local MP continues campaign against garden grabbing proposal in New Barnet

Theresa Villiers, Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet, has vowed to continue her campaign against plans to build over back gardens in Crescent Road, New Barnet.

The planning application by Founthill Land NB Ltd to demolish 80 Crescent Road and replace it with nine new homes was rejected by Barnet Council in August 2017. An appeal by the developer was recently turned down by the Planning Inspectorate. A new planning application, very little changed from the previous one, has now been submitted and Theresa is contacting local residents urge them to object to it.

Theresa said “I welcome the defeat of the developer’s first attempt to replace a house and garden with nine new homes. This was unacceptable to many constituents living in the area. It would have been a shocking overdevelopment.

I submitted objections at both stages of the process. I have campaigned against this kind of development for many years where existing family homes and gardens are lost to make way for high density development.

I am opposing the new application and will be campaigning against this further attempt at garden grabbing. I hope that residents will be able to beat this application as they did the last one.”

Those who want to object to the new planning application can do so by visiting the Barnet Planning portal and entering 18/0615/FUL in the Search box on the page at the following link https://publicaccess.barnet.gov.uk/online-applications/.