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Sweets Way Park

Sweets Way - Whetstone - Barnet - London

We have received planning permission for a development of 288 new homes in Whetstone, on land off Sweets Way, after purchasing the site from Annington Properties Ltd.

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  • Land off Sweets Way

    We have received planning permission for a development of 288 high-quality homes on land off Sweets Way in Whetstone, London, after purchasing the site from Annington Properties Ltd.

    Outline permission for the new homes was granted in July 2015. 

    After submitting a reserved matters planning application, focusing on detailed layout and house types, including character and materials, plus landscaping and open space, we have now received planning permission from London Borough of Barnet Council.

    You can view this planning application by visiting London Borough of Barnet Council's website and entering the reference number B/04309/14 into the application search box.

    The development will provide 288 new homes, a new community building, open spaces, trees and landscaping.

    The develoment will comprise a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five-bedroom houses, of which 20% will be affordable homes.

    The site has now been cleared and we are planning to commence development shortly.

    For further information about the latest activity at the site, please click on the ‘News and updates’ tab above.

     

  • The proposed development site

    The development site is situated on land off Sweets Way in Whetstone, London.

    The site covers 6.28 hectares (15.5 acres) and until 2008 was used by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

    After the MoD decided the properties were no longer needed, the site was given back to Annington Properties Ltd, who brought forward redevelopment plans.

  • About our proposals

    Sweets Way Park - Layout Plan

    Our proposed development layout.

    We have developed our detailed plans in line with the 2015 approved outline scheme. Our scheme comprises:

    • 288 new homes, including

    - 8 five bedroom homes

    - 32 four bedroom homes

    - 135 three bedroom homes

    - 26 two bedroom homes

    - 63 two bedroom apartments

    - 24 one bedroom apartments

    • 59 of the properties will be affordable, providing both affordable rented and shared ownership accommodation.
    • Homes will adopt a traditional architectural approach using brick walls, tile and slate roofs and slash and casement style windows.

    We will also be providing:

    • A new community building which will provide new and existing residents with a facility to hold community events and exercise classes. When complete the building will be transferred to London Borough of Barnet.
    • Public open space throughout the site and three equipped play areas.
    • Significant new tree planting and landscaping.
    • Pedestrian links to Oakleigh Road North and High Road.

    Parking

    Parking numbers are defined by the Council to very strict criteria. Our plans are in line with that and we’re broadly making provision for the following:

    • 1 bed apartments – 1 space
    • 2 bed apartments – 1 space
    • 2 bed homes – 1 space
    • 3 bed homes – 2 spaces
    • 4 bed homes – 2 or 3 spaces
    • 5 bed homes – 2 or 3 spaces
  • Community news

    Queenswell Junior School pupils create colourful designs for site hoardings

    Sweets Way poster competition

    Oueenswell Junior School pupils with their winning designs

    We’ve announced the winners of our design competition at Queenswell Junior School in Whetstone!


    After purchasing the Sweets Way site adjacent to the school, we thought it would be nice to introduce ourselves to our new neighbours and get the pupils involved in decorating the hoarding which we have erected around the site for the safety of the local community.

    We invited students to create a poster that reminds them of their school to display on the hoardings directly outside the school grounds. The school headteacher submitted a selection of designs, from which we chose the three winners.

    On Wednesday 30th March we went along to the school assembly to present the three winning pupils with their original artwork and a £20 book token, as well as showing them the A1 boards with their designs.

    Andrew Holloway, Planning Manager for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, says: “After long consideration from a large number of impressive designs, we are delighted to announce the winners of the Sweets Way design competition. The number of pictures we received was fantastic and it was great to see participants from a range of ages taking part in the competition.”

     

  • Development timeline

    • Winter 2016 – construction work anticipated to commence, with completion of the development planned for 2021/2022.
    • October 2016– reserved matters application approved by London Borough of Barnet Council.
    • July 2016 – reserved matters application submitted by Taylor Wimpey
    • Winter 2015 – Taylor Wimpey purchases the site from Annington Properties Ltd, taking formal ownership in April 2016
    • July 2015 – outline permission granted following application by Annington Properties Ltd

    Site updates

    Click here to download our update newsletter, issued to local residents in June 2016.

    Although we bought the site in November 2015 we only took ownership of the site in April 2016, when demolition work being undertaken by Annington was completed.

     A “stopping up order” for the road from Sweets Way leading to Domville Close has now been approved by London Borough of Barnet Council.

    Once the stopping up order is complete we intend to introduce car parking controls to better manage the ad-hoc parking which currently occurs on Sweets Way. We will contact local residents separately to discuss how this would work.

    Pedestrian access

    Pedestrian routes leading to Oakleigh Road North have been closed since August 2015 and whilst we understand the benefits of these routes to local residents, it is impossible to provide pedestrian access across an active construction site.

    This will remain the case for much of the construction process but we do intend to phase the build in order to deliver the new pedestrian routes to Oakleigh Road North and High Road as soon as possible but this will not be for a few years.

    In the meantime we have investigated the possibility of providing alternative access routes but, so far, have not been able to secure a deliverable solution.

    Currently there is a route between Milson Close and Queenswell Junior and Infant School. Whilst this route is not a public right of way and is wholly in private ownership, it has been left open for the time being. In the coming months however, development of this part of the site will begin in order to deliver the proposed community centre.

    In due course, this route will be replaced, firstly by a temporary vehicular and pedestrian link and later by permanent routes as shown on the masterplan.