We Want Our Say! Abbots Depot Proposal

Labour councillors have learned that Barnet council are proposing to move the council's main waste depot to the Abbotts Depot site on Oakleigh Road South in Brunswick Park ward.

The Abbotts Depot site is already being used as a depot by two companies, and local residents who live nearby have raised dust pollution and traffic nuisance problems, currently caused at the site, with their local councillors. The new council waste depot would mean a further 140 large heavy goods vehicle movements a day at the site.

The costs to purchase the site and convert it for use as a waste depot could top £10 million even though the site may only be available temporarily for 10-15 years because part of it may be needed for the Cross Rail 2 extension to New Southgate.

Jessica Brayne, a local resident, has started the petition below: will you join her?

We the undersigned:

  • Express serious concerns about the impact these proposals will have on traffic and quality of life in the local area;
  • Call for an opportunity to engage in meaningful consultation with the council about this before planning permission is sought for any one alternative;
  • Think these proposals are poorly thought through with no evidence base and cost to the council budget at a time of increased pressure.

Who's signing

200 signatures

Will you sign?

  • signed 2018-02-04 16:32:08 +0000
  • signed 2017-01-21 16:33:51 +0000
  • signed 2016-05-24 10:15:17 +0100
  • signed 2016-02-02 15:32:12 +0000
    Show some consideration and respect for the residents of the surrounding area of this site! We do NOT want the congestion, disruption and pollution that this ill thought out plan will cause. We need much more consultation, and information regarding how our local families will suffer as a result of a disgusting rubbish dump in the midst of our community. I would suggest somewhere less populated; you must be aware of a more suitable site as you have access to all the plans for land/property in the London Borough of Barnet.
  • signed 2015-10-25 20:47:31 +0000
    No to Abbots waste depot
  • signed 2015-09-14 23:45:36 +0100
    This needs to be stopped now. The traffic around the area is bad enough and this is the last thing we need. About time the Council started thinking about the residents of Barnet who elected them to look after our interests not their own
  • signed 2015-09-13 20:05:10 +0100
  • signed 2015-09-13 09:46:44 +0100
    We need to stop this. When the proposal was near Colney hatch lane all the residents were told and had sufficient time to campaign against this
  • signed 2015-09-06 08:18:16 +0100
  • signed 2015-07-25 10:37:05 +0100
  • signed 2015-06-15 16:52:24 +0100
  • signed 2015-06-11 13:03:43 +0100
    This site would bring serious problems to the area with monstrous traffic probelms, pollution, rats, seagulls and there excrement everywhere
  • signed 2015-05-02 22:29:15 +0100
    I am living on the busy road side, and my life very much affected by the noise and pollution.
  • signed 2015-05-02 13:23:27 +0100
  • signed 2015-04-23 18:57:08 +0100
  • signed 2015-04-12 10:56:56 +0100
    Congestion in the friern barnet area is already horrendous, made worse by the closure of cut through roads to the north circular road being closed. The queues at the traffic lights at Friern Barnet has led to my road being used as a cut through and some cars come down at very fast speeds, with a lot of extra lorry traffic the area will become an even worse log jam with even more traffic pollution!
  • signed 2015-04-11 10:44:09 +0100
  • signed 2015-04-11 08:32:43 +0100
  • signed 2015-04-04 21:52:00 +0100
    There should be full consultation with local residents on this issue as it will cause more congestion. Barnet Council has said that all residents in the local area need to be consulted about the need for traffic calming measures on Pollard Road which are supported by the majority of residents on the road. I cannot understand why the Council is not consulting with residents on this proposal.
  • signed 2015-03-28 19:23:21 +0000
  • signed 2015-03-25 11:56:25 +0000
    Lisa Rutter has personally recommended this site .She says at a meeting on 24th March at Oakleigh Community Church that not residents have said why they do not want this proposal of hers.Please contact her directly and Teresa Villiers and the head of the council by letter to explain why you do not wish this new plant.
  • @Misterydceee tweeted link to this page. 2015-03-18 00:00:21 +0000
    Sign the petition: We Want Our Say! Abbotts Depot Proposal http://betterbarnet.nationbuilder.com/abbottsdepotproposal?recruiter_id=17094
  • followed this page 2015-03-17 23:59:44 +0000
  • signed 2015-03-16 22:34:26 +0000
    I live on the boundary of enfield borough and have not been notified of this by the councils despite it having a considerable affect on traffic congestion in the local area of new southgate
  • signed 2015-03-14 12:09:47 +0000
    I’m the chairman of Parkwood Residents Association and represent 70 flats

    I have seen the plans for the site at the council offices and have real concerns about the impact of heavy lorries in our area

    I’ll be calling a meeting to discuss this very soon

    Please contact me if you would like to attend

    - Mario Corile


    Parkwood Residents Association

  • signed 2015-03-11 17:00:50 +0000
  • signed 2015-03-10 12:05:57 +0000
    How about a little public consultation Barnet?
  • signed 2015-03-10 09:05:26 +0000
  • @sue68 tweeted link to this page. 2015-03-10 08:58:26 +0000
    Sign the petition: We Want Our Say! Abbotts Depot Proposal http://betterbarnet.nationbuilder.com/abbottsdepotproposal?recruiter_id=17031
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-03-10 08:58:26 +0000
    Sign the petition: We Want Our Say! Abbotts Depot Proposal

Donate Volunteer Campaigns


get updates