Railway Terraces, Cricklewood Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Proposals Public Consultation

Closed 7 Nov 2016

Opened 17 Oct 2016

Results expected 21 Nov 2016

Feedback Updated 13 Feb 2017

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.


The Railway Terraces, Cricklewood Conservation Area is situated within Cricklewood in the south-western corner of the borough and lies within the Childs Hill Ward. Childs Hill is the twelfth largest of Barnet’s wards with an area of 3.1 square kilometres. With 19,460 residents in 2012, Childs Hill is the most populous ward in Barnet.

The Railway Terraces sit between Cricklewood Broadway to the south-west, the Jewson depot to the east and the Cricklewood Curve line to Acton in the north. The railway acts as a barrier to through‑traffic on two sides of the conservation area whilst a children's playground and timber yard abut the south-eastern side. The Cricklewood Broadway forms a further distinct edge to the Conservation Area along its western side and forms the boundary with the London Borough of Brent.

Barnet Council have produced a Draft Conservation Area Character Appraisal, including Management Proposals and Townscape Appraisal map, for the Railway Terraces, Cricklewood Conservation Area. The Draft Conservation Area Character Appraisal includes a description of the conservation area’s historical development, an assessment of the characteristics which make it special, and details of its buildings and open spaces.

Why We Are Consulting

The Character Appraisal will provide an up-to-date and detailed framework for making planning decisions in the Railway Terraces Conservation Area and for future policies and practices to preserve and enhance the area. The production of the Character Appraisal is the result of the statutory obligation that Barnet Council has with regard to the preservation and enhancement of the conservation area.

We would like to hear the views of residents and interested parties on the draft Character Appraisal and Management Proposals.


What Happens Next

The consultation has now closed.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation, without whose valuable input the consultation would not have been possible. 

You can see how we have acted on the results under 'We asked, You said, We did'. 


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