A Transformation for Barnet
July 27, 2020
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Like many other boroughs in and around London, Barnet has been undergoing a major regeneration aimed at providing affordable homes and improved facilities. The programme began back in 2016 and the time scale for the development was estimated at 15 years. Planned positive outcomes include : –
- Providing balanced, mixed tenure communities that people want to live in.
- The rehousing of existing tenants in high quality homes.
- The required infrastructures to support rented and owned properties.
- Implementing and investing in employment and training initiatives for local people.
Barnet’s housing target is the fourth largest, with 31,340 new homes intended, although Barnet is known to have a good track record when it comes to building on time and on budget. Three important facts about Barnet that are relevant when considering the demand for housing are: –
- Barnet is the fourth largest London borough.
- The population of Barnet is projected to grow by 16.4% by 2041, [from 364,041 to 423,560 (+59,500]
- 65+ population expected to grow by 73.6% by 2041, from 49,100 to 85,300 (+36,200
The project has had a number of challenging stipulations to adhere to, along with increasing the amount of housing. For instance the Greenbelt and open spaces in the area must be protected, The surroundings must also be attractive in order that private sector developers will want to build here and see it as a viable option. There should be provision for infrastructure facilities such as schools, GP surgeries, energy, waste and transport networks. Sustainable requirements must also be taken into account these days where there is any intention to construct housing. Garden space and greenery are desirable too for a beneficial environment where home owners can garden or carry out their own landscaping projects. The upshot of all this activity will hopefully be a thriving and happy community for this part of North London.