I have just submitted this objection to Barnet’s recommendation to sell off still more our public land – and seemingly on the basis of only its “visual amenity” and (OF COURSE!) its “financial value”.
Too much of our public space is being privatised. This is public ‘Open Space’. No more privatisation PLEASE!
Anyway – where is the environmental impact assessment of this wooded land? I could find none! Absolutely no disposal until we know that, for heaven’s sake. This land is a Borough Wide area for Nature Conservation, green chains and Metropolitan Open Space. An assessment of its environmental and social value are just as important as financial value and visual amenity – which appear to be your sole concerns (according to the paperwork).
To say it is inaccessible is both helpful (it helps the wildlife) and untrue! I have walked along there myself – Crossing the stream when I was exploring.
Anyway – what about the Environment Agency’s 8 metre-zone to protect Dollis Brook and its banks? Where is that addressed in your assessments and recommendation?
Don’t grant a two year call option to HGS Properties (Brookdene Holden Road Ltd) to purchase the Public Open Space at the rear of 71 Holden Road on a 150 year lease, not before the matters I raise above are fully explored.”
The deadline is today (5pm) I was only lobbied about this this morning…