Barnet's Labour councillors have got agreement that a stakeholder partnership board will be established to oversee the North Finchley town centre regeneration.A report on the North Finchley Town Centre Framework Supplementary Planning Document was discussed at this week's Policy & Resources Committee (13 Feb). Residents have complained not enough consultation has taken place on the scheme.
Labour's Housing Spokesperson and Deputy Leader, Cllr Ross Houston, proposed the Board be set-up to help address this, asking that residents are represented on it as well as local traders, businesses, landlords, Barnet Homes, community and faith groups.
Cllr Ross Houston said: "I'm delighted that we managed to secure this important Board for residents so they are able to play a role in scrutinising the development as it progresses.
Those of us who know and love North Finchley want to see this regeneration be a success. For this to be so it is vital that the ideas and concerns of local residents and traders are heard."
- A copy of Cllr Houston's amendment:
Agenda Item 7: North Finchley SPD
(i) Agrees to establish a North Finchley partnership board, panel or forum to comprise representatives of local stakeholders including local councillors, traders, businesses, landlords, Barnet Homes, residents and community organisations such as local schools, police, the Artsdepot, faith organisations and the Council lead officer and lead developer.
This partnership board should help oversee, monitor, scrutinise and hold to account the management of the Town Centre and implementation of the SPD.
(ii) Agrees to delegate to officers the precise terms of reference in consultation with the Chair of the Committee and Opposition Lead.
- A copy of the P&R reports (North Finchley SPD - Agenda Item 7): http://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=692&MId=8742&Ver=4
For more information contact:
Cllr Ross Houston: firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact the Barnet Labour Group: 020 8359 2568