Consultation Hub

Welcome to Engage Barnet. This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you.  Recently updated consultations are displayed below; alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

You can also find out how we are using the results from consultations to inform decisions.

Open Consultations
Playing Pitch Strategy consultation
Stonegrove Park: Junior play area refurbishment consultation
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Closed Consultations
Proposed changes to Barnet's Fairer Contributions Policy for Adult Social Care
Consultation on School Admission arrangements for 2018/2019
Parking Review – Colindale Area CPZ
General Budget Consultation 2017/18
Finchley Central Draft Town Centre Strategy
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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

We asked for your views on the draft Railway Terraces Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Proposals.

You Said

A total of thirty three responses were received, including on behalf of various residents, the Residents Association and Historic England. All respondents welcomed the document but only a few suggested alterations to the text.

We Did

As a result of the comments received, various amendments were made to the text of the character appraisal, including clarification of the current controls over different forms of minor development. The final Character Appraisal has been published on the council's website and can be found here.

We Asked

We asked for your views on the evidence we proposed to accept to support a Disabled Persons Freedom Pass application and the ways you can apply for a Disabled Persons Freedom Pass.

You Said

We considered 376 responses received from a mix of service users, residents of Barnet and statutory stakeholders and people who work with service users including:

  • Disabled Persons Freedom Pass holders
  • older Persons Freedom Pass holders
  • residents interested in applying for a Freedom Pass
  • relatives of Disabled Persons Freedom Pass holders
  • those whose job involves working with Freedom Pass users in Barnet
  • Barnet residents interested in Disabled Persons Freedom Passes
  • voluntary/community organisations
  • public sector organisations

73% of respondents (238 out of 376) advised they currently hold a Disabled Persons Freedom Pass.

Overall, 53% of the respondents agreed with the changes to the accepted criteria.

We Did

At the Policy and Resources meeting on 1 December 2016 it was agreed to adopt the new criteria for assessing eligibility for Disabled Persons Freedom Pass applicants.

In response to requests for GP letters to be accepted as evidence, this is adopted within the criteria where it is deemed appropriate by the Department for Transport. In some categories this cannot be accepted as evidence because of the risk of compromising the doctor/patient relationship.  

Full details of the December committee report (item 12) can be found here.

We Asked

You can read about the The Residential Design SPD feedback here.

The Sustainable Design and Construction feedback:

We asked for your views on the refocused Sustainable Design and Construction SPD which captures changes on space standards as well as new standards that address accessibility, security, energy, noise, air quality and water conservation.

You Said

We received and considered 8 responses received from a mix of statutory stakeholders including the Historic England, Natural England, Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum, developers, local residents and the Woodland Trust. Responses covered issues on biodiversity, flood risk, air quality, space standards, energy standards in new buildings, noise and other issues unrelated to the SPD.

We Did

At the Policy and Resources meeting on 5 October 2016 it was agreed to adopt the Sustainable Design and Construction SPD. We responded to some of the issues raised including noise, air quality and space standards. Full detail of the council's response to the consultation responses can be found at Appendix 1 to the committee report.