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Welcome to our first newsletter to keep you up to date with our proposals for the land around Finchley Central station. We will be issuing these regularly as our project progresses. This newsletter brings you an important update on our next public consultation event, with further details below.

Thank you
TfL and Taylor Wimpey want to thank everyone who attended our first public consultation event in June 2019. The time and feedback you provided has helped us develop our proposals.

Our vision

Our vision is to better integrate the station into the town centre, provide new homes (including affordable homes) and improve the public realm through high quality landscaped spaces around the station.  More information can be found on our website but this is about to be updated to reflect changes to our proposals.

Benefits
It is extremely important to us that our proposals provide real benefit to the community. We want to deliver:

  • New homes on brownfield land, preventing urban sprawl and preventing building on the Green Belt.
  • Affordable housing, 40 per cent of the new homes will be affordable tenure homes helping to meet local need, supporting a mixed and inclusive community. We will provide a mix of social and affordable rented homes, as well as shared ownership properties suitable for first time buyers.
  • Helping locals stay in the area, we will ensure homes are marketed first to local people through the Mayor’s ‘first dibs’ initiative.
  • A sustainable development, that uses renewable forms of energy and carefully designed to minimise environmental impact.
  • Safer and improved access to the High Street and station through new crossings and improvements to the Nether Street Junction.
  • Increased footfall for local business, by improving pedestrian routes along the High Street and to and from the station we will encourage footfall.
  • New facilities available for community use, not just new residents. These include a cafe, retail and leisure space, affordable workspace and cycle hub. 
  • Support for local infrastructure through Section 106 and CIL payments. We will be working with Barnet Council and local people to ensure this is put towards projects that the area needs. 

Public Consultation event – your feedback
Our consultation event in June last year was an opportunity to present some initial ideas and hear the local community’s feedback. The key points were:

  • You think 27 storeys is too tall. You’re worried that a tower of that height is inappropriate for Finchley.
  • Car Parking. There is support for encouraging sustainable transport. Some people are worried that a reduction in parking could mean new residents and commuters park on surrounding streets. 
  • Ensuring affordable housing on site. You support new homes and want there to be genuinely affordable homes too.  
  • Local infrastructure should support new residents. A joined up approach with the Council which means that a good quality of service provision can be maintained.

Have your say – our revised proposals
Since our consultation event in June, the team have been studying the feedback. We are continuing to engage with a range of local stakeholders and have revised our proposals accordingly.
We are holding a second public consultation event about our revised proposals. The development team will be at the event to answer your questions and listen to your feedback.Our public consultation event will be open on the following dates:
Dates:                  Sunday 19 January (12-4pm)
Tuesday 21 January (2-8pm)
Wednesday 22 January (2-8pm)
Location:             Stephens House, 17 East End Road, Finchley, N3 3QE

We hope you can attend. We will be updating our website shortly, and the materials we display at the consultation event will be made available.

Keep in touch
Our website is the best place to leave feedback or find out more information about our plans.
Here you can view the information which was made available at the first exhibition.You can also email us at barnetconsultations@newingtoncomms.com.

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