Barnet London Borough Council Planning Consultants

Based in West London, WEA Planning can offer advice on obtaining planning permission, and other planning policy matters such as permitted development, in the Barnet London Borough Council.

WEA – Barnet London Borough Council Planning Consultants

WEA planning provide help and advice on planning permission in the Barnet London Borough Council, including matters such as:

  1. Is planning permission needed, or is your project allowable using permitted development rights?
  2. Assistance filling in forms for Barnet planning applications.
  3. Liaison with local planning teams, including pre-application advice.
  4. What do do if the application needs to be dealt with by the planning committee.
  5. Advice on interpretation of Barnet London Borough Council planning policy in respect of your own application.
  6. Retrospective planning permission.
  7. Barnet planning appeals.

Note that WEA Planning are independent Barnet Planning Consultants, based in Notting Hill in West London.

While we can offer planning advice and guidance in Barnet, we are not the Barnet London Borough Council planning authority.

If you are looking for specific Barnet Council planning policy documents or if you have an application which is already to submit and you do not need further advice, please contact the Barnet Council planning team directly.

WEA planning can help you through your town planning requirements in Barnet

WEA planning can help you through your town planning requirements in Barnet

Contact WEA Planning for Barnet Planning Advice

Call 020 7993 2075, email info@weaplanning.co.uk or use the contact form to find out how WEA can help you today. 

About the Barnet London Borough Council

With a population of just over 330,000, Barnet is the second most populated London borough, although it is only the fourth largest by area. By London standards, Barnet is relatively suburban, with a population density of just over 4,000 per square kilometre. In contrast, neighbouring inner London borough Camden has more than 2.5 times this level. Historically, the name Barnet is derived from an old English term meaning "cleared by burning", although the London Borough of Barnet is quite dispersed in its nature, with its headquarters in Hendon.

Barnet London Borough Council planning issues

As with any other London borough, Barnet faces development pressures over the constant desire of property owners to build more onto the land they have, with house extensions and medium scale infill development always been popular. Barnet planning applications typically cover a wide range of residential and commercial development of different project sizes, largely on brownfield sites, but with some greenfield development, especially in the north of the borough.

More recent development patterns favour mixed use over the late 20th century single use land zoning, but this desire for densification is naturally creating its own local development pressures.On a much larger scale are the proposals to redevelop the Brent Cross shopping centre into a much larger scale mixed use development. When it was opened in the 1970s, Brent Cross shopping centre was the first major American style "out of town" shopping mall to open in the UK, taking advantage of its strategic location adjacent to the North Circular Road, and also its proximity to the nearby M1 motorway.
Northern Line Stations

Northern Line Stations
The local rail network is supplemented by a reasonable network of London bus services, including connections to other nearby stations and commercial centres in neighbouring boroughs. Barnet is not considered to be a particularly attractive location for cycling. In terms of the road network, Barnet has excellent links with the rest of the UK as it is the start of the M1 motorway, with other major destinations be easy to reach via connections through the M25. However, the main local orbital route through Barnet is the dreaded North circular Road, which remains notorious for its congestion.

Barnet London Borough Council Planning in the West London context

Barnet has a border running roughly north-northwest, and this corresponds largely with the Roman built A5 / Edgware Road. The northern side of this line is shared with Harrow, whilst Brent sits to the southwest of Barnet.

Barnet London Borough Council Planning Policy

The current Barnet Local Plan includes a suite of Development Plan Documents (DPDs), Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and design guidance notes. 

Core Strategy and Development Management Policies were adopted by the Council on 11thSeptember 2012 as part of the Development Plan replacing the policies in the Unitary Development Plan (2006), with the exception of 13 saved policies (Chapter 12 of the UDP) for Brent Cross and Cricklewood.

The new Local Plan, that will replace the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies, is expected to be examined in pubic in spring 2019 and adopted in autumn 2019 according to the Local Development Scheme 2016 which is also expected to be reviewed later in 2018.

A summary of all the London Borough policies and latest is set out within the policy page. 

Contact Us Now for Barnet Planning Advice

To contact WEA Planning for advice on Barnet planning matters, please call 020 7993 2075, email info@weaplanning.co.uk, or use the contact form.

Contact WEA Planning for Barnet Planning Advice

Call 020 7993 2075 to speak to Seema Mangoo, email info@weaplanning.co.uk or use the contact form to find out how WEA can help you today. 

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