Monday, 22 December 2008

Barnet Borough Watch Newsletter Winter 08

The Winter 208 edition of the Barnet Borough Watch Newsletter is now available as a PDF:

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Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Planning Application: 15 OPN Refused

Yesterday the Barnet Planning Case Officer refused a second application (B/03734/08) to demolish 15 Oakleigh Park North and replace it with a block of seven flats.

We will have to wait to see if the applicant appeals but, meanwhile, thanks to the 112 neighbours who objected to this planning application and to Theresa Villiers MP and Councillors Marina Yannakoudakis, Brian Salinger and Sachin Rajput who were also very supportive.

Conditions or Reasons for refusal were as follows:

1) The proposed development by reason of its size, bulk, design and siting would represent a cramped, dominant, overbearing and obtrusive form of development detrimental to the character and appearance of the street scene and character and quality of the general locality as well as being harmful to the amenities of neighbouring residents contrary to policies GBEnv1, GBEnv2, D1, D2, D3, D4, D7 and H16 of the Barnet Unitary Development Plan (2006).

2) The plans accompanying this application are:- 27223, 943 01 F, 943 07 A, 943 08 (drawings received 07/10/2008).

3) There are discrepancies between the street elevation of the proposed building shown on plan no. 943 01 F and the proposed front elevation as shown on drawing 943 08.

4) The proposed car parking area to the rear of the site by reason of its size and siting would be unsympathetic and detrimental to the character and appearance of the locality as well as detracting from the amenities of neighbouring residents, contrary to policies GBEnv1, D2 and H16 of the Barnet Unitary Development Plan (2006).

5) The proposal will result in loss of tree(s) of special amenity value contrary to policies GBEnv1, GBEnv4, D12 and D13 of the Barnet Unitary Development Plan (2006).

6) The proposed development does not include a formal undertaking to meet the extra education and libraries services costs together with associated monitoring costs arising as a result of the development, contrary to policies CS2, CS8 and IMP2 of the Adopted Barnet Unitary Development Plan (2006), Supplementary Planning Document - Planning Obligations, Supplementary Planning Document - Contributions to Education, Supplementary Planning DOcument - Contributions to Libraries.

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