Thousands sign petition to save tube station car parks

Over 5500 signatures have been added to petitions opposing plans to build on High Barnet and Cockfosters tube station car parks, following a campaign by a local resident action groups and Theresa Villiers.

The Chipping Barnet MP has written to London Mayor Sadiq Khan and submitted her 1672-signature petition, demanding he scraps plans for the high rise blocks.

Another petition run by the action group, Preserve Our Suburbs, has received just over 2000 signatures and 1886 have signed a petition from the Cockfosters Local Area Residents Association against the plans for Cockfosters station.

“Well over a thousand people have now made it clear to the Mayor of London that they do not want hundreds of flats in blocks 12 storeys high on these tube station car parks. I hope he starts to listen,” said Theresa.

“Feelings against these totally inappropriate plans are running high. By continuing, the Mayor makes it clear every day he does not care about the suburbs.

“These suburban station car parks are heavily used by commuters. They are also an important facility for residents to use in the evenings and at weekends to enable them to get into central London to see friends and family or for leisure or cultural purposes."

Theresa added: “Where will people park, when they are built over? People with mobility difficulties find it especially hard to get to High Barnet tube station by walking or using public transport because of the steep hill. It’s also the case that main road next to the station is visibly subsiding. It is therefore a crazy idea to consider putting a massive new development there.”

Theresa’s petition is available at: https://www.theresavilliers.co.uk/campaigns/hands-high-barnet.

The Preserve Our Suburbs petition is at: https://www.change.org/p/sadiq-khan-hands-off-high-barnet-stop-the-development-of-the-station-car-park-site.

And the Cockfosters Local Area Residents Association petition is at:

https://www.change.org/p/sadiq-khan-stop-cockfosters-station-car-park-development-to-keep-crucial-facilities-in-our-area