Westhorpe Gardens & Mills Grove
Together with Barnet Council, we’ve been looking at proposals to redevelop Westhorpe Gardens and Mills Grove. Over the last few months we’ve invited local residents to a series of consultation drop-in events, where we’ve shared our emerging plans and asked for feedback and input so that the final designs reflect their needs and will deliver what is important to them.
The resident ballot, which ran from 15 October – 5 November, returned an overwhelmingly positive response to the proposals: 66% of residents voted, with 75% voting in favour. We will be submitting the detailed regeneration application to Barnet Council in in the coming months and will continue to keep residents fully informed of progress.
The current site
There are currently 102 homes in Westhorpe Gardens and Mills Grove, comprising a mix of flats and houses. The homes were built in the 1970’s and the area now requires significant investment.
How the future might look
The initial plan we are looking at involves replacing the existing 102 homes with brand new ones, as well as developing a number of other new homes, including retirement living for older residents.
Sharing the plans
March saw the launch of our programme of consultation, with an event attended by 60 local residents. Please take a look at the display panels from that first consultation event. The feedback we gathered helped the architects put together early thoughts for the site which were displayed at the following event in May. You can see the initial designs here.
Having taken on board your comments, the architects then came up with more detailed designs and exhibited them in July. Please check out the final designs here. These take into account residents’ housing needs and the things that you told us are important to you – thank you for all your input.