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  • June 11, 2024
    Welcome to June’s newsletter which is packed with articles relating to planning and highways issues. Plus items of local interest including a fantastic community success story.
  • March 18, 2024
    The Barnet Residents Association attended the meeting of the Borough’s Strategic Planning Committee on Wednesday 13th March to speak in favour of the Planning Application for the building development of the Whalebones Estate on Wood Street.
  • February 07, 2024
    New CPZs planned for High Barnet
  • February 05, 2024
    In this issue we look at how effective is the UK planning system. New safety measures for Mays Lane and the reality of charging electric vehicles.
  • November 24, 2023
    Salisbury Road residents find themselves entangled in a web of frustration as delays continue to plague the much-needed reconstruction of their road. What was originally planned for completion in 5 days has been extended by unforeseen events and obstacles but also poor project planning.
  • October 22, 2023
    Please find our response to the long-awaited planning application for The 'Whalebones' Estate on Wood Street.
  • October 11, 2023
    This newsletter is going to be published in two stages, with a second (Spires) issue being brought to you in coming weeks once we have received the second round of proposals from the Spires leaseholder.
  • September 01, 2023
    Whalebones, the private estate on Wood Street administered by the Gwyneth Cowing Charitable Trust, was the subject of a major planning application in July 2019, for 152 dwellings.
  • August 30, 2023
    A much anticipated and vital bus link is set to be restored between Potters Bar and Barnet, marking a significant win for the local community.
  • August 21, 2023
    The Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), previously implemented in central London in 2008 and expanded in 2019, is now making its way beyond the city's borders.
  • August 09, 2023
    Since our last update in June’s newsletter Barnet Council’s Strategic Planning Committee has met to consider the application and while ‘minded to agree’ has so far not approved the application.
  • July 24, 2023
    This report considers three aspects of this planning application: Rugby – a sport in crisis; The threat to the green belt; Use of Council-owned green space for competing activities.
  • June 27, 2023
    Barnet Residents Association (BRA) recently met with Underhill Councillors Zahra Beg and Tim Roberts to tackle the urgent issue of traffic congestion and safety concerns within the Underhill Ward.
  • June 27, 2023
    As an active and engaged community, we understand the importance of addressing road and traffic challenges to ensure the safety and convenience of everyone in our area.
  • June 01, 2023
    We make no apologies for devoting this issue largely to the planned Spires redevelopment, where the construction of 5- and 6-storey blocks of predominantly small flats threatens to destroy the historic character of High Barnet.