Your Final Say on Clitterhouse Playing Fields
September 20, 2022
The final consultation round for the Clitterhouse Playing Fields at Brent Cross Town is now open and we want your feedback on the latest designs of the 44-acre open space.
About the Clitterhouse Playing Field consultation
The Clitterhouse Playing Field is the largest green space in Brent Cross Town that will offer local people new opportunities to take part in sport and play. The playing fields will cover an area equivalent of 22 football pitches, and the existing planning permission which has been granted includes a range of traditional sport and play facilities plus a pavilion. Clitterhouse Playing Fields will be an inclusive, accessible, and welcoming space that everyone will benefit from.
Latest Clitterhouse Playing Field designs
A public consultation first ran in October 2021 followed by a second one in March 2022 inviting the community to share their thoughts on the designs of the playing fields. Since the first consultation, over 500 people have either attended one of the in-person events, webinars, or completed a feedback form online, providing invaluable feedback.
The latest designs being presented take into account community feedback from previous consultations. Here are some examples of how the new designs have been developed to address consultation feedback and the areas residents told us were important to them:
- Safety – a dedicated maintenance team will be implemented to help ensure the space is kept safe and litter free and the proposals include new lighting along key walkways.
- Accessibility – the proposals look to improve pedestrian and cycling routes, with a main route running through the centre of the playing fields, from south-east to north-west, enabling better connectivity between surrounding neighbourhoods. 42 new benches and 5 picnic tables will enable people to sit and socialise and improved public facilities, including the Pavilion café and public toilets, will help encourage the space to be used throughout the year.
- Biodiversity – over 350 new trees and over four hectares of wildflower meadows, shrubs, and hedging will be planted to provide new food and nesting opportunities for wildlife.
- Sport diversity – there will be a mix of traditional and non-traditional sports spaces to inspire an active lifestyle and promote wellbeing for people of all.
- Affordability – most facilities will be free to the public, with the mini-golf, multi-use game areas, 3G pitches and hockey pitches the only play-to -play areas at locally affordable rate. Priority bookings for qualifying local groups and schools will also be offered.
Morwenna Hall, Partner of Related Argent, said: “We are looking forward to sharing the plans for Clitterhouse Playing Fields that have been shaped by the community. We’ve engaged with local people for this important community space every step of the way. Sharing the proposals ahead of submitting our plans for approval will ensure we’ve captured all feedback to deliver greatly enhanced Clitterhouse Playing Fields that meets the needs of all.”
Councillor Barry Rawlings, Leader of Barnet Council added: “As the largest green space in the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration area, it is important that the plan for the transformation of the Clitterhouse Playing Fields is given careful consideration. The views of local people are essential, and we encourage local residents to take part in the final consultation round, even if you have contributed your thoughts to previous rounds. We hope to see an application that improves safety and biodiversity and provides new facilities for the community to enjoy.”
View the exhibition
To view the online exhibition and take part in the consultation visit: bxt.uk/cpfconsult
In-person exhibitions to showcase the plans have been scheduled to take place at the following events:
- Thursday 22 September 2022, 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the Visitor Pavilion on Claremont Road, NW2 1FE
- Saturday 24 September 2022, 3pm – 7pm at Our Yard, Clitterhouse Farm Outbuildings, on Claremont Road, NW2 1AP
- Sunday 25 September 2022, 11am – 3pm at the Visitor Pavilion on Claremont Road, NW2 1FE
Have your say
We want to make sure that the playing fields meet the needs of everyone who lives, works, and visits the area now and in the future.
Click here to see the designs and provide your feedback. The deadline for providing comments is midnight on Wednesday 28 September.