EBRA News

North London Business Park

North London Business Park development could double its size! It's now too late to comment in the formal consultation period, but you can still email your objections! Full details on our dedicated campaign website nlbp.eastbar.net

New Barnet Gasworks "Victoria Quarter"

Fairview New Homes and One Housing have submitted a series of revisions to their Victoria Quarter planning application. The 43 new and revised documents are available to view on Barnet Council's planning website. Public consultation has been reopened for three weeks, up until Thursday 2nd December 2021.

Link to application details (21/3676/FUL) on Barnet Council's planning website: tinyurl.com/vqjuly2021

Details of how to make representations to the planning department are on the Save New Barnet website.

Cockfosters Station Car Park

This planning application will be decided at an Enfield Council Planning Committee Meeting in December.

Please visit the Save Cockfosters Website for full details and to send in any last-minute objections. EBRA has been working with CLARA and the Save Cockfosters team for the past two years to fine-tune residents' objections to this scheme.

Arnos Grove Station Car Park

The plans to destroy the car park and build flats there were unanimously rejected by Enfield's Planning Committee.

The developers and TfL have appealed to the Government's Planning Inspectorate to try to overturn the decision.

The Planning Inspector has deferred the hearing to March 2022 to allow time for the process and documents to be examined in greater detail.

EBRA has been working with CLARA and the Save Cockfosters team for the past two years to fine-tune residents' objections to this scheme which is not only bad for residents but could set a precedent for other station car parks at Cockfosters, Oakwood, Totteridge & Whetstone, and many more suburban park-and-ride facilities.

Barnet's Local Plan

EBRA has been considering the implications of Barnet's draft Local Plans for several years. We have submitted many comments and suggestions to the Council's strategic planning team, and worked with FORAB on a Barnet-wide response.

The final draft is now anticipated to be submitted to the Government for ratification in March 2022.

Oak Hill Wood

The Friends of Oak Hill Park guide to the Nature Reserve and Oak Hill Wood is now available to read or download here

New maps show the entrances and trails in the Reserve:

Oak Hill Park & Wood Video

This video of the park and wood was created in 2020 by Alan Last who (due to shielding from Covid-19) went on daily walks just after dawn.
This provided exceptional views of our area without many people around.

The video is nearly 20 minutes long, so sit back and enjoy!

The Bandstand

We're on a quest to find out more about the Bandstand in its prime.
Barnet Museum kindly sent
an article from The Barnet Press written in 1943 about the "holiday-at-home" activities in the park during WW2: