Planning application for Finchley N3 – mammoth rebuilding, deadline 13th July.

The editor has received a letter from a concerned neighbour concerning 13 Dollis Avenue, London N3 1UD:

There is an application to redevelop this building from 5 x two bedroom apartments building of style and character  into a seven apartments modern block, five being three bedroom including a penthouse.

Its a massive redevelopment of the site with a 100% increase in floor space and although not exceeding the current height, it will involve sinking a part below ground level floor allowing four floors at the rear.

Two thirds of the land area will now be occupied compared to 50% today and the sheer mass of the project including the roof is complete;ly disproportionate and unsuitable in a premier road consisting in the main of detatched homes, many of which lately have been improved and renovated.

The increase in occupancy of potentially some 100% will require addutional car parking but only the same number as currently available is being provided so street parking will increase significantly as well as visitor traffic.

Apart from the danger of subsidence to adjacent buildings caused by sinking a lowered garden and 4 rear floors, the hyrdrological disturbance in a clay area is likely to spread up and down the road.

Renovating the existing building would be a far more attractive option in keeping with the street and neighborhood and in keeping with the declared policy of the council in not allowing further apartment development oin Dollis Avenue 

For those who know their way around the labyrinth of the Barnet Council website can see the documents using the reference F/02433/11. Submissions on this application have to be received by 13th July.

New planning application – update

The following new planning applications have been received:

202 Nether Street, London, N3 1JD (F/02727/11)

Three storey rear/side extension with a rear patio.  Provision of 3no off-street car parking spaces and associated alterations to facilitate conversion of existing single dwelling house into 4 self contained units.

More information: http://planningcases.barnet.gov.uk/planning-cases/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=277155

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This press release from Barnet Council explains a lot

Finchley Carnival goes with a bang

Barnet Council is all set to help Finchley Carnival go with a bang this weekend.

The popular carnival, which has been running for more than 100 years, will feature a funfair and run from Thursday 7th July to Sunday 10th July at Victoria Park, Finchley.

The Carnival’s highlight will come on Saturday night with a spectacular free firework display for residents paid for by the Council with proceeds from the funfair.

The Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Lisa Rutter, will set off the first firework for the display from 9.30pm.

Councillor Brian Coleman, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “I am delighted that Barnet Council has been able to keep the traditions of the Carnival going and include a firework display which so many people have enjoyed over the years.

“I hope that next year we can restore many of the other traditional features of the Carnival which our residents have looked forward to so much in the past.”

The editor comments

The Finchley Festival committee were trying to turn the festival away from the idea of a carnival which tended to attract the wrong sort of people to the festivities, but a certain member of the council – no names-no pack drill as they say – told me that he didn’t approve of dispensing with the carnival. I understand that the owners of the fun-fair pay many thousands of pounds to hold their fair in Victoria Park so I guess, sadly, it was really all about money.

I did feel the council was very mean to wait until the Festival Committee had put in hours and hours of their time and probably a lot of money as well, before putting up the rent for Victorial Park from around £145 to many thousands of pounds.

I do understand the need to make the best of the Council’s resources but can’t help feeling that a little forethought and a little compassion wouldn’t have gone amiss.

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New Planning Application in Finchley N3. extra storey and house changed into four flats.

The following new planning applications have been received:

202 Nether Street, London, N3 1JD (F/02701/11)

Non-material minor amendments to planning permission reference F/04777/10 dated 21/01/11 for, ‘Conversion of existing single dwellinghouse into 4 self contained residential units. Single storey side extension to be formed together with an extension to the existing lightwell on the side elevation and associated balcony and staircase. Insertion of ‘letterbox’ style lightwells to front elevation and erection of a bin storage area to the side.’ Amendments include relocation of front door to flat 1 lower ground floor on side elevation.

More information: http://planningcases.barnet.gov.uk/planning-cases/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=277128

The following new planning applications have been received in N3

The following new planning applications have been received:

23 Courthouse Gardens, London, N3 1PU (F/02619/11)

Extension to roof including hip to gable and rear dormer window, with roof lights to the front and sides elevation to facilitate a loft conversion. Part single, part two-storey side extension.

More information: http://planningcases.barnet.gov.uk/planning-cases/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=277044

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Two Planning Applications, one for N3 and one for N12.

The following new planning applications have been received:

 26 Ballards Lane, London, N3 2BJ (F/01435/11)

Retention of temporary container at rear of 26 Ballards Lane.

More information: http://planningcases.barnet.gov.uk/planning-cases/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=275797


11 Argyle Road, London, N12 8JA (F/02555/11)

Submission of details of conditions 3 (Refuse), 6 (Landscaping), 10 (Contaminated Land), 12 (Education / Library / Health / Monitoring SPDs), 17 (Boundary Treatment – details) and 21 (Ventilation and Extraction Equipment – Details Required) pursuant to planning permission F/00461/11 dated 28/03/11.

More information: http://planningcases.barnet.gov.uk/planning-cases/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=276978


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Finchley (N3) Planning Application for an extension.

The following new planning applications have been received:

54 Grosvenor Road, London, N3 1EX (F/02567/11)

Single storey rear extension.

More information: http://planningcases.barnet.gov.uk/planning-cases/acolnetcgi.exe?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeResultDetail&TheSystemkey=276990

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