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.
Traffic management on Brent Terrace
Contractors need to put road management in place to install the new utilities for Thames Water, BT and UK Power Networks. The team will need to dig between plots 53 and 54 to carry out the works and, unfortunately, will need to suspend parking from number 63 to number 78 Brent Terrace for five weeks from Monday 27 June. A small number of alternative parking bays are being created directly outside of the construction site on the other side of the road.
Temporary double yellow lines will be put outside number 63 and 78 Brent Terrace from Monday 27 June to ensure that the road is clear ahead of work starting, and residents will be asked to move their cars. The Buglers’ Team will be knocking on doors to speak to residents about this over the next week and a leaflet left on cars with a number to call to discuss any concerns you may have.
A Q&A with further information can be found here.
As well as the temporary impact of these works, we are aware of local concerns around parking in the area. We understand from residents that it is already difficult to park, and there are concerns that this may be worsened by people visiting the area and making it more difficult for residents to park outside their homes. Our partner, Related Argent, has introduced new parking for visitors wishing to use the Exploratory Park, Claremont Park, or the new shops at Claremont Way, and we are encouraging visitors not to drive at all where possible.
More information about parking at Brent Cross Town can be found here.
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.
Current works update:
- Works are progressing well. All the groundworks are now complete and drainage installed for both plots 53 and 54 and the car park to plot 53 in place.
- The foundations to the new cycle store and the new substation on plot 54 have also been installed and the site team have moved their permanent site set up across within plot 54.
- Work is now taking place to install the external brickwork to the main buildings and terrace houses. So, over the next couple of months you will begin to see the structure appear over the hoarding.
- Over the coming months we will have a mobile crane on site. This will be installed on average every four weeks to enable the lifting and placing of both supplies and floorings into their position.
- As outlined above, we will be installing utilities networks from Monday 27th June for five weeks and parking will be suspended between 63 and 78 to facilitate the works.
- We continue to put banksman on site from an earlier start time of 7am and deliveries are only planned between 9am and 3pm so that we avoid peak hours.
- Thames Water will be closing the footpath between Brent Terrace and Clitterhouse Road from Monday 27th June for three weeks to carry out the installation of the new water mains. The passageway to Clitterhouse Crescent via the north end of Brent Terrace will remain open.
- L&Q are working with Wood Street Walls to complete the hoarding project. Wood Street Walls is a London based organisation working to empower local communities and artists in public space. Working with Wood Street Walls, L&Q will create workshops to look at developing designs and then set up a voting system for residents to choose their favourite.
- A community notice board is located on the hoarding of both Plot 53 and plot 54, it includes weekly details of site traffic, construction information, a monthly newsletter and site team contact details
June resident meeting: Our next resident meeting will be held on Wednesday 29 June – visit our resident meeting pages to find out more.
Resident Liaison Officer: Helena O’Keeffe is the Buglers Team Resident Liaison Officer for this development. Helena can be contacted on 01923 777 988 or 07706 350 588 or via email at HelenaOKeeffe@bugler.co.uk.
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 followed two meetings in May 2021 to talk about how construction traffic and noise will be managed. You can see slides from the presentation here.
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.