Advisors decided not to deny permission for a major real estate regeneration after learning that developers had taken their concerns into account.
At a meeting Thursday, Barnet’s board strategic planning committee voted to postpone redevelopment of the Douglas Bader Park estate in Colindale to allow Home Group and Hill to revise their plans.
On June 1, the committee rejected the recommendation of council officers to approve plans to demolish 271 existing homes on the 1970s estate and build up to 753 new ones in blocks of up to nine stories.
Councilors criticized the design of the project and the lack of social housing, saying they would formally refuse permission at the next meeting.
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But at Thursday’s meeting, Cllr committee chair Eva Greenspan (Conservative, Finchley Church End) said the claimant had taken into account all of the councilors’ criticisms and wanted to rethink the project.
She explained that the committee was allowed to defer the request because the reasons for the denial had not been finalized.
Ten committee members voted for the postponement, with one abstention and one unable to vote because he had not been present at the previous meeting.
The estate’s regeneration plan had the support of most of the existing residents, with more than three-quarters voting for a complete redevelopment in a poll that had a turnout of 90%.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-18 09:14:10