Decision Maker Response
Sadiq Khan’s response
Jul 15, 2020 — Dear Petitioner
Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about Transport for London’s (TfL) proposals for land at Finchley Central.
TfL is working with Barnet Council and listening to local community groups and members of the public to understand their aspirations for the site.
Your petition includes an image of the scheme’s massing, which I understand you have based on Taylor Wimpey’s very early plans. These plans showcased a viable scheme which served as a basis for discussion during the beginning of the community consultation.
Proposals have evolved since they were first released in June 2019 following feedback from the community. The most recent proposals include significant reductions in the height and width of the tallest building. In addition, the recent plans also showed retention of some of the car parking.
Taylor Wimpey and TfL are continuing to revise the designs in response to the feedback from the January 2020 consultation. They intend to submit a planning application later this year and will remain in contact with the local community to ensure that stakeholders have an opportunity to provide their feedback
As part of their planning application, TfL and Taylor Wimpey will make significant investment in local infrastructure, providing a new access to the station off the high street, improving Nether Street junction and delivering other community benefits such as a new pocket park. In addition to this, the development will deliver Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) revenues, and Section 106 contributions which will help further support local services and infrastructure. The development team will be discussing how this money can be spent on local services to support their development as well as the local area more generally.
I know that TfL and Taylor Wimpey are committed to producing designs that respond to the concerns of the local community while also providing community benefits.
Public Liaison Unit
Greater London Authority