Planning and Housing update from City Hall, June 2016

I took the opportunity of the first Mayor’s Question Time to raise the plight of residents in Barnet’s West Hendon and Grahame Park regenerations, who have had such a raw deal from the Conservative Council.

This is an issue to which I will return, as I am very concerned that Barnet should no longer get away with approving developments with such a small percentage of affordable homes.

In this respect, I attended Barnet’s Planning Committee and spoke against the unsuitable proposed development in Edgware at Premier Place, which Barnet nevertheless approved, as they did a similar scheme in Colindale/Burnt Oak for Imperial House, both schemes with nowhere near enough affordable homes.