Residents have more time to give their opinion on a major development plan after a council consultation reopens.
Developer Montreaux wants to build apartment blocks ranging from three to 25 stories high on the site of the B&Q store in Cricklewood Lane, Cricklewood.
The project would provide up to 1,100 housing units and up to 1,200 m² of flexible commercial and community space.
To date, nearly 1,300 people have responded to a consultation on the plans, with the vast majority opposing it.
Residents now have an additional time, until Monday, May 31, to submit comments on the project – although some have expressed concerns, it is not long enough.
London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden Anne Clarke called the consultation “inadequate”.
“There was very little publicity about the consultation,” she said. “If the council wanted the people’s point of view, they would put up signs and write to those who have already opposed.”
Responding to concerns, a spokesperson for the Barnet Council said: “An additional two-week planning consultation is currently underway for this program, which does not revise any of the details of the six-week planning consultation that was conducted at the end of last year.
“The current consultation is only based on an additional document submitted by the developers, which will be considered as part of the application. Although we are not required by law to do so, we are doing this additional consultation to give people the opportunity to provide feedback.
“To make sure people are in the know, we’ve written to area residents and businesses. All responses received will be incorporated into the decision-making process. ”
Residents can have a say in the development by visiting the council planning portal and entering the reference: 20/3564 / OUT
The planning portal is available here.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-21 13:03:56