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Plots 53 and 54 will be the site of 47 new homes, between Brent Terrace and Clitterhouse Crescent in NW2. 30 homes are being built on Plot 53 and a further 17 homes on Plot 54.

A range of two, three, and four-bedroom homes will be built. 31 will be for secure tenants of Whitefield Estate and 16 will be home to resident leaseholders who wish to enter shared equity ownership with our partners L&Q. We also have a dedicated page for Whitefield Estate residents here.

The height of the buildings will be ground floor plus two storeys . There will be 47 parking bays, which is one new space for each of the homes. There will also be a doorstep play area for everyone to use.

Planning permission for the new homes was granted in 2014.

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Construction Traffic Management Plan

An amended construction traffic management plan for Plots 53 and 54 has been approved by Barnet Council’s planning department for consideration. This outlines how L&Q will manage construction traffic to minimise the impact on local residents.

L&Q has developed a factsheet that summarises the detail of their construction traffic management plan. You will find this factsheet here.

You can read the full construction traffic management plan via the Barnet Council planning portal. The application reference is 20/5123/CON.

NMA – change to layout of replacement homes

L&Q submitted an application (known as a section 96A or ‘Non Material Amendment’) to Barnet Council. This includes some minor changes to the plots and hard and soft landscaping specifications for the replacement homes on Plots 53 and 54.

This factsheet gives an outline of the details in the application which has been approved by Barnet Council’s planning team.

Work schedule

Works commenced: 21 June 2020

Contractors: L&Q and Buglers

Working hours: The permitted hours for works are Monday to Friday 8am-6pm, and Saturdays until 1pm.

Work includes:

Installation of hoarding to secure the area. This will be a 2.5-metre-tall wooden panel that will surround the site. The hoarding will be black and white, but residents will be consulted on the future design.

Hedge and trees around the site will be removed to make way for the hoarding, and will be replaced once the work is completed. Trees close to the site will be protected from the construction work.

CCTV and lighting will also be installed but will not shine onto residents’ homes.

Offices and welfare facilities will be brought onto the site for the team working on the project.

After site set up L&Q will carry out excavations to level the ground. Piling will then start to lay the foundations of the buildings. We expect there to be some noise and vibration during working hours

For more information about the planned construction works please see our latest construction update.

Completed works: An additional footpath has been completed between Brent Terrace and Clitterhouse Crescent. This provides residents with a new pedestrian and cycle pathway, and will remain open for public use until Claremont Park has been completed. Additional safety features have been installed to the existing pathway at the top of Brent Terrace, including a mirror, lighting, and some vegetation cut back to improve visibility.

To prepare for the works by L&Q to build these new homes landscape maintenance has been completed, including pruning trees and hedges, and removing shrubbery located on Plot 54. This work had to be completed before the beginning of the bird nesting period.

Please note that Brent Cross Town’s contractors are also carrying out works in the area. For details on their works, visit the Brent Cross Town page on this website.

Resident engagement

We will continue to engage with residents throughout the construction process.

L&Q and Buglers are writing to residents and visiting homes directly opposite the site to introduce themselves and answer any questions. We will be sharing our programme of activity with residents once it is finalised.

A resident notice board is being put in place, resident surgeries will be held, and an on-site community liaison person will be on hand to answer questions from residents during working hours.

Two meetings were held in May to talk about how construction traffic and noise will be managed, introduce the team working on site, and answer any questions or concerns. You can see slides from the presentation here. If you were unable to attend, please contact us and we will arrange to meet with you separately.