Alongside Brunswick Park Conservative ward councillors, Roberto Weeden Sanz and Lisa Rutter, Theresa Villiers is campaigning against the new planning application submitted by Comer Homes for North London Business Park. This would add 1200 flats to the residential development there.
Theresa and the two councillors have issued an update to residents asking them to send in objections to the latest Comer Homes proposal and explaining how this can be done. They want as many local people as possible to take part in the planning consultation process. This message is going out in leaflets through doors and on social media channels.
Update on the campaign against overdevelopment in the North London Business Park from Theresa Villiers MP, Cllr Roberto Weeden Sanz and Cllr Lisa Rutter - Why we are opposing the scheme...
Comer Homes want to build 2,428 units in tower blocks of up to 13 storeys on the North London Business Park. This would be an 80% increase in the size of scheme which they were given permission to build by the Planning Inspectorate last year.
We have been fighting against the Comer Homes' plans since they first proposed cramming over a thousand flats on the site. We were greatly disappointed when the Planning Inspectorate recommended the previous scheme for approval.
We are strongly opposed to these plans to double the size of the development which will cause havoc in our community and which are totally inappropriate for a suburban, low-rise neighbourhood.
We need your help to stop this massive overdevelopment of the Business Park. So please send your objections to the planning committee of Barnet Council as soon as possible!
How to make your voice heard
If you oppose the plans for tower blocks of flats at the North London Business Park, there are three ways you can have your say and submit an objection:
- Online by filling in the forms at https://publicaccess.barnet.gov.uk/online-applications/. When you get to this page, enter the planning reference number 21/4433/OUT in the search box. This takes you to the NLBP application, which includes a comments tab.
- By emailing email@example.com. Please put the reference 21/4433/OUT in the subject field and include your name and postal address in the text of the email.
- By writing to Planning and Building Control, 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale,NW9 4EW including the reference 21/4433/OUT as well as your name and postal address in your letter.
You may wish to refer to the following points on some of the planning law reasons why the development should be rejected:
- The additional height, bulk, massing and density is inconsistent with the predominantly open, low-rise, character of our area. Increasing the height to 13 storeys would have a visually intrusive impact over neighbouring roads and homes and mean a much denser population.
- The proposed development would breach the Barnet Local Plan, in particular Barnet Core Strategy CS5 which aims to prevent construction of tall buildings anywhere in the borough except for pre-identified suitable locations. The proposed increase by further three storeys at NLBP would make a mockery of this.
- Inadequate parking provision for the increase in units will lead to overspill parking in nearby residential streets, traffic congestion on the junction of Brunswick Park Road. The massive increase in population will lead to added pressure on local public services, including roads, schools and the already oversubscribed Brunswick Park Medical Practice.
Please send in your objections TODAY!