Victoria Quarter development in New Barnet

Fairview Homes are planning to build 652 residential units in 14 blocks of up to 10 storeys with 392 car parking spaces on the former British Gas Works in New Barnet. This is almost double the size of the former plans agreed by the Council.

https://publicaccess.barnet.gov.uk/online-applications/ Reference: 20/1719/FUL
Direct link: https://tinyurl.com/vqappapr2020

Proposals to improve active travel are minimal and we have objections on grounds of highway safety and traffic generation. Disabled persons’ access in the area is also problematic.

You can view our response here and may wish to respond personally if you know the area.

Coverage in The Barnet Society News has highlighted some key points, including the need for:

  • traffic calming measures at the hazardous road junctions either side of the railway bridge, at the junction of Station Road, Station Approach and Lytton Road and the junction of East Barnet Road and Victoria Road;
  • cycling routes to New Barnet main line station and safe cycling routes to both High Barnet and Cockfosters tube stations;
  • a new level footway and cycle way along the northern boundary of the Victoria Quarter site linking to an improved tunnel under the main line to provide access to schools in the area.

If you would like to help with cycle campaigning in Barnet please contact Charles Harvey (Email: campaigns@barnetlcc.org).

Update 03/09/2020 – Councillors slam 652-home scheme planned for New Barnet