Almost 300 more homes approved
April 19, 2021
The latest series of homes at Brent Cross Town has been approved by Barnet Council.
On Tuesday 6 April the Strategic Planning Committee approved the reserved matters for the layout, scale, appearance, access, and landscaping for Plot 15, following a public consultation in January.
The scheme is made up of four buildings with 279 homes, along with retail, café space and a residents’ gym on the ground floor. It will offer a mix of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, with the larger homes having balconies. There will be a 743m2 communal garden with play space for children, as well as two communal rooftop terraces. All 28 wheelchair apartments have access to either a private balcony or terrace.
Plot 15 will provide 29 car parking spaces within the plot including 11 disabled bays, and will have access to spaces within a basement car park shared with adjacent plots. All parking will be secure, with controlled gate access.
Plot 15 fits with the sustainable vision for the new park town, with close access to the new Brent Cross West train station and regular bus services, as well as being within walking distance to all the facilities in the new town centre. The scheme includes 516 cycle parking spaces as well as provision for electric vehicle charging. Air source heat pumps (ASHP) will be the primary source of heat, while 10% of rain falling on the site will be captured via ‘rainwater harvesting’ and used for irrigation and cleaning the building.
This comes one month after Barnet Council approved the 281 apartments at Plot 14. That also included the designs for a new Neighbourhood Square, which will feature landscaped areas with seating and space for local events to take place.