Consultation

We are consulting with the local community on our proposed scheme 'The Rockery at the Hyde'. The virtual exhibition has now concluded, but you can still view the proposals and leave your thoughts by getting in contact.

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The landscape-led scheme has been designed with local planning policy in mind and within the context of other planning applications in the area.

We are particularly keen to hear your thoughts on the future use of a flexible community building offered as part of the proposals, as well as the wider public realm.

Studio Egret West have sought feedback and pre-application advice from officers at the London Borough of Barnet and GLA, both of which has been positive. We look forward to maintaining a dialogue with members of the community throughout the planning application process and beyond.

About 'At a Distance' engagement

The purpose of this website is to provide effective ‘at a distance’ engagement that will inform a Statement of Community Involvement to be submitted as part of a planning application for the redevelopment of the site.

We are eager to ensure the feedback we collect here is admissible in the determination of the application and that it is reflective of the local community, who have a direct stake in the future of Barnet.

With this is mind, we have advertised the website to 5,215 addresses neighbouring the site. While anyone can leave feedback via the website, it is only feedback from local residents that will be submitted with the application. This is to make sure that the process and feedback mirrors that taken during face-to-face engagement, for example at public exhibitions.

We are acutely aware of the potential for parties who are not stakeholders to override the thoughts of the local community, so have taken steps to avoid this, by asking for a postcode, name, and email address. We hope that this will result in greater engagement with planning applications from a wider audience.

In addition, we have taken several steps to make sure the consultation complies with the latest Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations for websites. This means that, for example, users who are experience difficulties in terms of learning, sight or language can fully participate. Each newsletter sent to local residents contained a freepost envelope for recipients to use. If you know someone who can’t access the website or would prefer not to, please do let us know, and we will be happy to make other arrangements to provide them with details of the scheme and collect their feedback.

We understand that confidence in this process from residents and Barnet Council is of paramount importance. If you have any feedback, ideas or questions regarding the process itself then please do get in contact with one of the team who will be happy to help.

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