There is a need to build community participation and develop a shared vision for Chipping Barnet town centre. The Community Plan aims to establish a long-term plan for residents, businesses, community groups, and Barnet Council to work together to improve the town centre to meet the needs of the community, both today and tomorrow.
Please review the ideas in the Draft Community Plan, leave your comments, and show support for projects you would like to see prioritised and progressed. This website will be open to comments for 6 weeks until 19th February 2021.
After these six weeks, we will review all your responses and ideas to produce the final Chipping Barnet Community Plan, that the council will take for adoption. Your feedback over this period will also inform the next stage of this commission, creating a shortlist of initial ideas that the council will prioritise and work with the community to develop and deliver..
The Council is committed to engaging with local communities to introduce community-led solutions and has consulted with local stakeholders to produce this draft version of the Community Plan. Engagement was undertaken with local residents, businesses, and community groups to uncover Chipping Barnet’s riches and challenges, and to identify opportunities. So far, we have had nearly 500 engagement interactions, varying in type and size, including:
• 200+ residents engaging with us through the mailing list;
• 160+ conversations at local events;
• 145 responses to an online survey;
• 35+ one-to-one conversations with local businesses & key local groups;
• 5 focus group workshops
This website is part of the project’s ongoing engagement with the local community. It will allow the public to review and comment on the draft Community Plan, add to the emerging project ideas and even volunteer to become a project champion or part of a project working group.
Use the website to investigate the proposals for Chipping Barnet. The Community Plan consists of the following three sections, Key Principles, Character Areas, and Emerging Project Ideas.
We invite you to take the opportunity to provide comments as you go. To do this, please click on each principle, area or project idea you are interested in (scroll down or select the top-right menu) and leave any comments you have on this specific section within the form provided at the bottom of each page.
Thank you for taking the time to look through the draft Chipping Barnet Community Plan.
Through engagement with the community, a series of seven shared principles have been established for Chipping Barnet Town Centre. These lay out a vision for what the Community Plan aims to achieve and act as principles to inform any future development within the town centre.
Please click on the key principles below, read and leave any comments/feedback by clicking on the black box at the top right hand corner of each priority.
- ‘We want to be proud of Chipping Barnet’
- ‘We want our town centre to be a destination that is enjoyable to visit.’
- ‘We want more reasons to visit & stay in the town centre throughout the day, evening & week’
- ‘We want high street businesses & ventures to thrive’
- ‘We want to expand & establish new civic, cultural & community assets for all’
- ‘We want to actively be involved & invest in our town centre’
- ‘We want Chipping Barnet to be a vibrant, thriving place to live, work & visit’
This section identifies four different character areas across the town centre and sets out the existing strengths and key opportunities available to enhance these areas.
Please click on the character areas below, read and leave any comments/feedback by clicking on the black box at the top right hand corner of each Character Area page.
Emerging Project Ideas
This section contains a portfolio of emerging town centre project ideas identified through engaging with the community about this plan. These projects act as opportunities for the community and the council to work together to deliver the principles.
Please go to emerging project ideas page (click on the image below), read the projects you are interested in and leave any comments/feedback by clicking on the black box at the top right hand corner of each project page.