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Barnet Council Hendon Hub consultation extended UK News

A consultation on a major redevelopment project has been extended – and residents can now attend in-person sessions on the plans.

The consultation on the development of the Hendon Hub at The Burroughs, Hendon, will continue until Friday, June 4.

This means residents have an additional two weeks to provide feedback on the Barnet Council-led program, which is designed to provide 792 student hostels and improved facilities in an area around Middlesex University.

With the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions lifted, outdoor walk-in events are taking place this week at the Scholars’ Courtyard marquee at Middlesex University.

These events must take place on the following dates and times:

  • Monday May 17th: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday May 18: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday May 20: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Friday May 21: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Following government advice, people are expected to have taken a Covid-19 lateral flow test and tested negative within 72 hours of arriving on campus.

Anyone with symptoms of the virus or in the same household as a person with symptoms has been asked not to attend, as well as those who have been asked to self-isolate.

There will be another virtual presentation on the plans Thursday at 6 p.m.

Council chief Cllr Dan Thomas said the Hendon Hub program would replace “dilapidated buildings” in the Burroughs and Church End with “modern and attractive buildings and public spaces”.

But some locals criticized the plans, warning they would change the character of the area while questioning the supposed benefits to the community.

READ MORE: Neighbors criticize development plan that will ‘change the character of the area’

An online petition urging Barnet’s council to drop plans to move a library out of its historic home as part of the redevelopment has been signed by more than 1,300 people.

READ MORE: Hundreds of people sign petition to prevent library relocation as part of development plan

More details on the consultation and how to provide feedback can be found at:

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This notice was published: 2021-05-17 14:28:22