Consultation Hub

Welcome to Barnet's Citizen Space. The site will help you find out and participate in consultations that interest you.

The site will also help you find out about how we are using the results from consultations to inform decisions.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

Consultation on the Proposed Amalgamation of Underhill Infant and Junior Schools

We asked:
We asked how you felt about proposals to amalgamate Underhill Infant School and Underhill Junior School into a single, all-through, ages 4-11 Primary school called Underhill School.
You said:
The views expressed were mainly positive and supported the proposal to amalgamate the schools.
We did:
The Governing Bodies of Underhill Infant School and Underhill Junior School decided to proceed to the next stage of the process and published a statutory notice which ended on 3rd July 2014. There were no representations received during this period. The amalgamation will come into effect on 1st September 2014.

Consultation on the Proposed Amalgamation of Edgware Infant and Junior Schools

We asked:
We asked how you felt about proposals to amalgamate Edgware Infant & Nursery School and Edgware Junior School into a single, all-through, ages 4-11 Primary school called Edgware Primary School.
You said:
The views expressed were mainly positive and supported the proposal to amalgamate the schools.
We did:
The Governing Bodies of Edgware Infant & Nursery School and Edgware Junior School decided to proceed to the next stage of the process and published a statutory notice which ended on 19th June 2014. There were no representations received during this period. The amalgamation will come into effect on 1st September 2014.

Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on Delivering Skills, Employment, Enterprise and Training (SEET) from development through Section 106 contributions

We asked:
We asked for your views on the new planning document (SPD) to secure and manage employment opportunities generated by Barnet’s growth. The SPD introduces Local Employment Agreements (LEAs) on major housing and employment generating development. These Agreements are legal mechanisms covering jobs forecasting, notification of vacancies, local labour targets, jobs brokerage and skills, use of local suppliers.
You said:
You told us that the introduction of Local Employment Agreements was generally welcomed. However concerns were expressed about complexity and monitoring arrangements as well as the need for flexibility. Responses also raised some inconsistencies between the text and Table 1 as well as issues of compliance for LEAs particularly if a development is sold on.
We did:
We explained in our response to representations why we considered the SPD was the right approach for Barnet. We made the SPD clearer with respect to expectations arising from LEA particularly with regard to workplace co-ordinators, construction jobs and notification of job vacancies. We ensured Table 1 was consistent with the SPD text.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.