Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields – Master Planning consultation: 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 proposed improvements to Barnet and King George V Playing Fields (location is on the map at the bottom of the page). We previously asked for your thoughts on possible options for the site and, using this feedback, we developed a draft Master Plan which was approved by the council’s Environment Committee in March. Now we are undertaking full public consultation on this draft Master Plan.

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 proposed improvements to Barnet and King George V Playing Fields (location is on the map at the bottom of the page). We previously asked for your thoughts on possible options for the site and, using this feedback, we developed a draft Master Plan which was approved by the council’s Environment Committee in March. Now we are undertaking full public consultation on this draft Master Plan.

Background

In 2017, Barnet Council developed a Parks and Opens Spaces Strategy and Playing Pitch Strategy which reviewed the parks and put forward suggestions for their development. One of these was to explore options for the development of a sports hub at Barnet and King George V Playing Fields. In line with the strategies' recommendations, and following a procurement exercise, the council appointed The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy (SLC) to undertake an appraisal of the options available to the council for the development of improved sports and community facilities at Barnet and King George V Playing Fields. This options appraisal has subsequently informed the development of a draft masterplan for the site. For more information on how the draft Master Plan has been developed please read our FAQ document.

What are we seeking your views on?

This consultation is asking for your views on the draft masterplan.

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.

How can you give us your views?

  • Please take the time to view the plan before completing the online questionnaire.
  • SLC is also running a series of public drop-in sessions, so you can come and look at the draft masterplan and provide feedback. SLC and council staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

The dates and locations of these sessions are :


Date
Time
Location
Friday 28th June
10am – 1pm
Hope Corner Community Café
Saturday 29th June
2pm – 5pm
By the playground at Barnet Playing Fields
Wednesday 10th July
2pm – 5pm
Hope Corner Community Café
Thursday 25th July
12pm – 4pm
Rainbow Centre
Friday 26th July
10am – 1pm
By the playground at Barnet Playing Fields


We welcome responses from anybody or any organisation interested in this site, including those from outside of the area of Barnet Council.

To request a questionnaire in an alternative format, please email BarnetKingGeorgeVMasterPlan@barnet.gov.uk or telephone 020 8359 7404. Alternatively, you can write to us at: Greenspaces, London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1NP.

SLC will use the results of the public consultation to inform the final masterplan, which will be presented to a future meeting of the Environment Committee.


This consultation has now closed.
  • We asked, you said, we did

    29 days ago

    We asked:

    We asked you to share your views on the draft masterplan for Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields. This draft masterplan had been informed by the feedback received through the first two phases of public engagement in 2018 where we had asked you what you would most like to see on the site and then what you thought about the facilities, layout and location proposed in the initial draft masterplan. In this latest online engagement, undertaken between 3 June and 28 July 2019, we asked you specifically for your views on the following:

    We asked:

    We asked you to share your views on the draft masterplan for Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields. This draft masterplan had been informed by the feedback received through the first two phases of public engagement in 2018 where we had asked you what you would most like to see on the site and then what you thought about the facilities, layout and location proposed in the initial draft masterplan. In this latest online engagement, undertaken between 3 June and 28 July 2019, we asked you specifically for your views on the following:

    • 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.

    You said:

    We received 387 responses to the online questionnaire, 32% of which were from under 25 year olds. 70% of respondents said they were either supportive or very supportive of the draft masterplan and 19% said they were either unsupportive or very unsupportive. Of the proposed indoor facilities, all four scored over 67% of respondents support with the café (including toilets) being the most popular facility and of the proposed outdoor facilities, outdoor gym and trim trail, improved pedestrian routes, adventurous play area and toddler play area all scored highly. Less well supported outdoor facilities were the skatepark and Gaelic football pitch and training areas.

    70% of respondents said they would be more likely to visit Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields if the masterplan was delivered and 57% said they would be more likely to be physically active if the masterplan was delivered.

    The key areas of concern on the final draft master plan were: skatepark; green belt land/open space; car park and traffic; and; management, maintenance and security.

    We did:

    As a result of the outcomes of the public consultation further work is currently being undertaken to develop the masterplan for Barnet Playing Fields and King George V Playing Fields.

    It is proposed that the final masterplan will form the subject of a report to the meeting of the Council’s Environment Committee on 12 March 2020, seeking approval of the final masterplan.