Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields – Master Planning engagement Phase 2: Draft Masterplan

This consultation has now closed.

Overview

Barnet has a great collection of parks and open spaces and these are an important part of what makes Barnet a green and family friendly borough. This consultation is asking for your views on Phase 2 of the proposed improvements to Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Field (the location of the park is on the map at the bottom of the page). We previously asked for your thoughts on possible options for the area and, as a result, we have created a draft Master Plan. Now, in Phase 2, we ask that you comment on the

Overview

Barnet has a great collection of parks and open spaces and these are an important part of what makes Barnet a green and family friendly borough. This consultation is asking for your views on Phase 2 of the proposed improvements to Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Field (the location of the park is on the map at the bottom of the page). We previously asked for your thoughts on possible options for the area and, as a result, we have created a draft Master Plan. Now, in Phase 2, we ask that you comment on the draft Master Plan.

Background

Barnet Council has appointed The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy (SLC) to undertake an appraisal of the options available to the Council for the development and creation of a sports hub and associated community facilities at Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields, in line with the recommendations of the Parks and Opens Spaces Strategy and Playing Pitch Strategy.

Earlier this year, SLC undertook initial public engagement with the local community to get a better understanding of what improvements residents would most like to see at Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields. Over 135 responses were received. Informed by this initial engagement, SLC has developed a draft masterplan for Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields which shows the proposed improvements.

What are we seeking your views on?

This consultation is asking for your views on the draft masterplan which can be found in the Document Library on the bottom right of this page. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document in the Document Library answering some questions on the project.

Specifically, we are seeking your views on:

  • the facilities proposed within the draft masterplan
  • the layout and location of the proposed facilities within the draft masterplan
  • any comments you may have on the overall draft masterplan.

Give us your views

Please give us your views on the draft masterplan by completing the online questionnaire. We welcome responses from everyone including organisations interested in the future development of these sites. We would also like to hear the views of people from outside the London Borough of Barnet area.

To request a questionnaire in an alternative format, please:

  • email: nicola.cross@barnet.gov.uk,
  • telephone 020 8359 7404, or
  • write to us at: Greenspaces, London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1NP.

SLC is also running a public drop-in session, so you can come and look at the draft masterplan and provide feedback. SLC staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

The date and location of this event is:

Date
Time
Location
Tuesday 20 November
2pm – 7pm
Hope Corner Community Centre, 185 Mays Ln, Barnet EN5 2DY


How we will use your feedback

SLC will use the results of the engagement to inform the final masterplan, which will be presented to a meeting of the Environment Committee in 2019. Subject to the outcome of this meeting a full public consultation on the final masterplan will then take place.




This consultation has now closed.
  • We Asked, You Said, We Did

    10 months ago

    We asked:

    We asked you to share your views on an initial draft masterplan for Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields. This initial draft masterplan had been informed by the feedback received through the first phase of public engagement held in Summer 2018 where we had asked you what you would most like to see on the site. In this latest online engagement exercise, undertaken between 5 November to 2 December 2018, we asked you specifically for your views on the following:

    · The facilities proposed within the initial draft masterplan

    · The layout and location of...

    We asked:

    We asked you to share your views on an initial draft masterplan for Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields. This initial draft masterplan had been informed by the feedback received through the first phase of public engagement held in Summer 2018 where we had asked you what you would most like to see on the site. In this latest online engagement exercise, undertaken between 5 November to 2 December 2018, we asked you specifically for your views on the following:

    · The facilities proposed within the initial draft masterplan

    · The layout and location of the proposed facilities within the initial draft masterplan

    · Any comments you may have on the overall initial draft masterplan.

    You said:

    We received 296 responses to the online engagement exercise. 82% of respondents said they were either supportive or very supportive of the initial draft masterplan and 16% said they were either unsupportive or very unsupportive. Of the proposed indoor facilities, the most popular were the café and community rooms and of the proposed outdoor facilities, improved play areas, pedestrian and cycle routes, outdoor gym, Multi-Use Games Area and improved sports pitches all scored highly. Less well supported facilities included the skatepark and gaelic football pitches.

    79% of respondents said they were either supportive or very supportive of the location and layout of the proposed facilities within the initial draft masterplan and 19% said they were either unsupportive or very unsupportive. Some people felt that the skatepark could be better located.

    In addition, a number of suggestions were made about the site which have been taken into account such as the need for strong management of the site to ensure it is well-maintained and a need to consider the impact of traffic movement to the site and surrounding area. You also said it was important to protect the peaceful character of the site and local wildlife, trees and plants.

    We did:

    The results of this further engagement were used to inform a review of the initial draft masterplan and to identify any required amendments. Taking account of the feedback received, the skatepark has been relocated to an area closer to the main Community Sports Hub and further away from neighbouring residential properties and the Ark Academy. In addition, further planting and landscape enhancements to the site boundaries have been included in the final version of the draft masterplan.

    The final draft masterplan will form the subject of a report to the meeting of the Council’s Environment Committee on 14 March 2019 seeking approval to undertake a full public consultation on the final draft masterplan.