In December 2016, Barratt Metropolitan LLP submitted a Reserved Matters planning application for the detailed plans for Phase 4. This phase will deliver 611 new homes, including 193 affordable as well as more play space areas for children and improvements to the Broadway and surrounding roads.
To deliver the new homes and improvements to the Broadway and surrounding roads for Phase 4, Barnet Council will need to purchase a number of properties and acquire rights from a number of other properties.
To prepare for this, GVA was instructed to hold discussions with affected landowners and leaseholders to negotiate agreements. Where agreements cannot reasonably be made, the Council will need to exercise a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire affected properties, but only as a last resort. In preparation, Barnet Council made a CPO request in the latter half of 2016.
CPOs are usually subject to a Public Inquiry and the Secretary of State has appointed a planning inspector to hold a Public Inquiry to allow full public scrutiny of Barnet Council’s request to take possession of affected properties. The inspector will prepare a detailed report based on the evidence presented at the Public Inquiry which will be submitted to the Secretary of State to determine the CPO request. Affected landowners and leaseholders will have received full details of the Public Inquiry.
For all documentation on CPO2 and 2A please click here.
The Public Inquiry will be held as follows:
Where: Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum, Grahame Park Way, Colindale, London NW9 5LL
When: Tuesday 28 March – Friday 31 March and Tuesday 4 April – Friday 7 April
The Public Inquiry may finish before the 7 April if the planning inspector has heard all of the available evidence.