Edgwarebury Farm

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to Question No: 2016/3400

Developers have lodged an appeal against Barnet Council's refusal of planning consent for this Golf Course scheme in the Green Belt. Will you support local residents in their representations against this appeal?

Your response being:

'The previous Mayor was consulted on this application by the Council in February 2015 and considered that the proposal was appropriate development in the Green Belt.  As the Council subsequently resolved to refuse permission (against Council officer recommendation) it did not need to consult the Mayor again (pursuant to Article 5(2) of the Mayor of London Order).  I have now requested that my officers provide a briefing on the application.'

Have you now received this briefing, and what are your views of this scheme as a result?


Answer for Edgwarebury Farm

Answer for Edgwarebury Farm

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In my manifesto, I committed to protecting the Green Belt and I will reflect this fully in my London Plan review.

In relation to the appeal against refusal, I am writing to the inspector considering the matter, raising the need to have due regard to the current London Plan which states that the strongest protection should be given to London's Green Belt, in accordance with national guidance.