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Open space plans approved for Cricklewood

March 14, 2024

Exciting plans for a new open space in the heart of Cricklewood were approved on 31 January 2024, which will offer a small retail space for small businesses and an open area for the public to enjoy.

An illustrated drawing of a public space with trees and people

Barnet Council worked with Jan Kattein architects to engage with the local community on the designs of the park. Through consultations, consultation events and by door-to-door discussions, teams were able to gather useful feedback from locals and businesses to help shape the proposal for the space. Feedback which has been incorporated into the design includes adding more greenery to reduce pollution in the area, installing public seating for people to use the space, and overall, making the public area safe and accessible to people, including families, young adults and elderly people.

The works are expected to start in October 2024, and will transform the space opposite the previously re-modelled junction at Cricklewood Lane and Cricklewood Broadway, which was delivered in September 2021 as part of the Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration scheme.

We will keep residents informed as soon as the exact dates for the works are provided.

See the full planning application by visiting Barnet Council’s website planning section here and use the application reference: 23/2786/FUL

The Cricklewood Pocket Park has been led by Barnet Council’s Place team, in collaboration with the Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration programme who led the junction improvement works.

The Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme is the biggest redevelopment and growth programme Barnet Council has ever undertaken. More information about the wider programme can be found here.