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Consultation on high-rise Cricklewood plans

More time for residents to have say on 25-storey plans

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B&Q in Cricklewood
By Simon Allin, Local Democracy Reporter  
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Residents have more time to give their views on a major development plan after Barnet Council reopened a consultation.

Developer Montreaux wants to build blocks of flats ranging from three to 25 storeys high on the site of a B&Q shop in Cricklewood Lane, Cricklewood.

The scheme would provide up to 1,100 homes and up to 1,200 square metres of flexible commercial and community floorspace.

Nearly 1,300 people have so far responded to a consultation on the plans, with the vast majority objecting.

Now residents have an extra period of time, until Monday 31st May, to submit comments on the scheme – although some have raised concerns it is not long enough.

Anne Clarke, the London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden, branded the consultation “inadequate” and said: "“There has been very little advertising of the consultation.

“If the council wanted people’s views, they would put up signs and write to those who have already objected.”

Responding to the concerns, a Barnet Council spokesperson said: “There is currently an additional two-week planning consultation underway for this scheme, which does not revise any of the details of the six-week planning consultation that was carried out late last year.

“The current consultation is solely based on a supplementary document submitted by the developers, which will be considered as part of the application. While there is no statutory requirement for us to do so, we are carrying out this additional consultation to give people an opportunity for feedback.

“To ensure people are aware, we have written to residents and businesses in the area. Any responses received will be fed into the decision-making process.”

Residents can have their say on the development by visiting the council’s planning portal and entering reference 20/3564/OUT. The planning portal is available here: https://www.barnet.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning/find-and-comment-planning-applications

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