Proposals for a major regeneration of the West Hendon housing estate in the London Borough of Barnet have been approved comprising the construction of 2,000 homes, a two form entry primary school, nursery and new community facilities. The development will replace the existing estate which was built in the 1960s. Quod advised Barratt Metropolitan, the development partner to Barnet Council on planning and CIL matters.
The new homes will comprise a mix of high quality one, two, three and four bedroom units and will include 500 affordable homes. The scheme will include a network of green open spaces and strengthened links to the nearby Welsh Harp and West Hendon Recreation Ground via two new pedestrian bridges. An extensive stretch of newly landscaped parkland will separate housing from the reservoir as part of the development. Improvements will also be made to the existing nearby road layout along with new housing and retail space along a section of the A5 West Hendon Broadway.
Barnet Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Daniel Thomas, said: “A great deal of time and effort has gone into making Barnet’s regeneration schemes feasible in a very difficult economic climate, and I’m delighted that this project will deliver much needed quality housing along with a new school and other community facilities in West Hendon, and contribute to enhancing the town centre here.”
A spokesman for Barratt Metropolitan said: “This planning approval is a huge milestone in the long awaited regeneration of the West Hendon Estate. We look forward to working closely with residents of the estate and other community stakeholders as we move forwards with this hugely exciting project.”
Ben Ford is the Quod Director leading the project.