We asked, you said, we did

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Find out more about the results of consultation and engagement activities and how we have used your views to help influence our decision-making process.

Find out more about the results of consultation and engagement activities and how we have used your views to help influence our decision-making process.

  • Parking Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) consultation

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    You can read more about this consultation here.

    We asked

    We asked for your views on moving from Band B to Band A Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) for parking contraventions.

    You said

    Feedback received included approximately 300 responses. Details of consultation responses is set out in the report to Environment Committee.

    We did

    The recommendations of the report to the Council’s Environment Committee were approved and an application to adopt Band A was submitted to London Councils’ October 2020 Transport and Environment Committee, where it was approved. The next step was for the Mayor of London to grant approval, which was given on 14 October 2021, (published here). On the issuing of the Mayor’s written notification to the Secretary of State for Transport a one month period began during which the Secretary could object to the proposals. This period elapsed with no objections being raised and Barnet is implementing Band A charges from 12 January 2022.

  • Take part in our poll to name the square outside Barnet Council’s Colindale office

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    You can read more about this poll here.

    We asked

    We launched a poll inviting the community, businesses and those that work in Colindale to take part in renaming the square. The names were selected in honour of the first female RAF pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), and Colindale's close links with the RAF museum.


    You said

    The poll was open for four weeks and more than 300 people responded.


    We did

    Following the closing of the poll, the selected name went through a process of approval including a four-week consultation. Now approved, we are pleased to announce that the Square will now be officially named Patterson Square, after female RAF and ATA pilot Gabrielle Patterson. The Square also celebrates the contribution made by all female pilots.

    Gabrielle Patterson was born 1905 and was Britain’s first female flying instructor. Gabrielle flew 30 different types of aircraft with the ATA, including the De Havilland Mosquito and Wellington bombers and left the ATA in March 1943. There are plans to officially name Patterson Square at an opening event in 2022.

  • Draft Local Plan (Reg 19) Publication consultation

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    You can read more about this consultation here.

    We asked

    We asked for your views on the Draft Local Plan (Reg 19).

    You said

    Feedback received included approximately 800 responses from nearly 150 individual representors. The responses included statutory agencies, neighbouring boroughs, developers, landowners, community groups, resident’s associations and individuals. The full detail of consultations responses is set out in the Schedule of Representations to the Reg 19 Local Plan.

    We did

    The draft Local Plan and its supporting documents were approved by Council on 19 October 2021 for submission to the Secretary of State for independent examination in public.

  • Finchley Central town centre - a new public square

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    You can read more about this consultation here.

    We asked

    We asked for your feedback on the public realm improvement proposals for Finchley Central – ‘Finchley Square’. We also asked for your thoughts on the types and times of community activities you would like to see taking place in Finchley Square.


    You said

    We received an over 130 detailed responses to the feedback questionnaires. Our six pop-up events were very well attended, allowing us to answer many of your questions and hear your ideas. The results for the public realm improvement proposals were overwhelmingly positive:

    • 88% of your responses either directly supported the proposals to increase greening in Finchley Central (76%) or felt neutral (12%).
    • 80% of your responses either directly supported the proposals to make the town centre more accessible (62% ) or felt neutral about this (18%).
    • 75% of your responses either directly supported the proposals to strengthen the visual identity of Finchley Central (57%) or felt neutral (18%).
    • 78% of your responses either directly supported the proposals to create a community destination in the town centre (56% ) or felt neutral (22%).


    In terms of the community events; the most popular types were markets, exhibitions and performances; and the most popular time of day for the community events was from the lunch-time through to the evening.

    You can read the full results of the consultation and the many helpful suggestions that were made here.


    We did

    The findings from the consultation will be taken and considered by the Council to inform the final proposals developed for the Finchley Central public realm proposals, enabling the Council to start the delivery phase of this project, which presently is anticipated to begin by Summer 2023.


  • General Budget consultation 2021/22

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    You can read more about this consultation here.

    We asked

    We asked for your views on our budget proposals for 2021/22.

    You said

    There were 78 respondents to the consultation. 47% either directly supported the budget proposals (29%) or were neutral (18%). Out of the 78 respondents, 48 responded on the proposed Council Tax increase for 2021/22. Overall, nearly three fifths of respondents (58%, 28 out of 48 respondents) support a Council Tax increase to help fund the budget gap in 2021/22.

    You can read the full results of the consultation here.

    We did

    The findings from the consultation were reported to Policy and Resources Committee on 8 February 2021 and will the 2021/22 budget was approved by Full Council on 2 March 2021.

  • Chipping Barnet Community Plan consultation

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    You can read more about this consultation here.

    We Asked

    We asked for your views on the Chipping Barnet Community Plan.


    You Said

    Feedback received included over 700 comments on the draft community plan. The full detail of consultation responses alongside the council’s response and next steps taken is set out in the Engagement Summary and Proposed Next Steps report.


    We Did

    Following a public consultation undertaken between the 8th January – 19th February 2021, the council has proceeded to adopt the Chipping Barnet Community Plan in June 2021. Furthermore, your feedback over the consultation period has informed the next stage of this commission, creating a shortlist of initial ideas that the council will prioritise and work with the community to realise. To read more about these projects and their progress please go to the Progressed Project Ideas page.


  • The Burroughs and Middlesex University Supplementary Planning Document

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    You can read more about this consultation here.

    We asked

    We asked for your views on The Burroughs and Middlesex University Supplementary Planning Document.

    You said

    Feedback received included 242 email and written responses, 109 completed online questionnaires, and feedback from the consultation sessions. The email respondents included statutory consultees, local organisations, and residents. The full detail of consultation responses alongside the Council’s response is set out in the Schedule of Representations and Responses (Appendix B).

    We did

    The council is now considering formal adoption of the SPD.

  • Draft Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2025

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    You can read more about this consultation here.

    We asked

    We asked for your views on our draft Barnet Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: 2021-2025. Specifically, we asked for your views on:

    • Our vision for health and wellbeing in Barnet
    • The guiding principles of our strategy
    • The Key Areas we would like to focus on for the next four years


    You said

    We received 72 responses to the consultation questionnaire. The feedback from the consultation was positive with the majority of respondents in agreement with the proposed vision, guiding principles and key areas.

    Four fifths (79%) of respondents agreed with our vision for health and wellbeing (39% strongly agree and 40% tend to agree). The majority of respondents agreed with the guiding principles (between 72% and 88%).

    The majority of respondents agree with the key areas (between 91% and 85%).The highest level of agreement was for creating a healthier places and resilient communities which 91% of respondents agreed with (53% strongly agreed and 38% tend to agree). The second highest agreement was for starting, living and ageing well which 89% of respondents agreed with (62% strongly and 27% tend to agree). This was the highest strongly agree of the three key areas. Ensuring delivery of coordinated holistic care when we need it received the lowest level of agreement with 85% agreeing (49% strongly agree and 36% tend to agree).

    The full report of the consultation findings is available here.


    We did

    From the consultation there were some suggestions on changes to the strategy document which produced a series of recommendations from the findings. These recommendations have been included in the drafting of the strategy.

    The final version of the Barnet Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy was approved by the Health and Wellbeing Board on the 15 July 2021. The strategy document is available here.

    We would like to thank everyone who responded and engaged with the process. During the implementation process, there will be further opportunity to help us deliver the Strategy together.

  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Rate Review consultation (Publication of Draft Charging Schedule)

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    We asked

    We asked for your views on an increase to the rate that we charge for the Community Infrastructure Levey (CIL) in our Draft Charging Schedule.


    You said

    20 responses were received to the consultation, mainly from developers that are active in the Barnet area, some local residents and politicians. We reported the results of the consultation to Policy and Resources committee in May 2021. The report, which includes a full summary of consultation responses is available here


    We did

    The Policy and Resources Committee agreed to submit the Charging Schedule as amended following consultation to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination. Officers have updated the documents and the Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule Review was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination on 12 August 2021. If you asked to be informed of when documents are submitted to the examiner, you will be notified.

    You can read more information on the examination and process here.

  • Life Chances Strategy consultation

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    You can read more about this consultation here.


    We asked

    We asked for your views on our Life Chances Strategy that sets out our approach to how we will work on improving lives and increasing opportunities for young people in Barnet.

    You said

    We received 21 responses to the online questionnaire. The majority of those responding to the questionnaire agree with all the priorities the council is proposing to focus on for the next four years. Over two thirds of those responding agree with all the priorities identified in the Life Chances Strategy.

    We did

    In response to the public consultation, an action plan has been developed and structured against key priorities. The plan itself will be monitored by the Children and Young People’s Partnership Board. Regular reports are to be provided by service areas to the Board, which includes young people, to enable scrutiny and to measure progress against objectives. The Life Chances Strategy was approved at the Children, Education and Safeguarding Committee on 11 January 2021.

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