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Services at a glance

Pre Application Services

Planning Applications

Certificates of Lawfulness

Permitted Development

Planning Appeals


Heritage & Conservation

Prior Approvals

Changes of Use

Supporting Statements

Drawings & CGI

Consultation Services

  • The London Borough of Barnet includes:

    • Green Belt: To protect the countryside and prevent urban sprawl.

    • Conservation Areas: Includes Hampstead Garden Suburb and Monken Hadley.

    • Sites of Nature Conservation Importance: Protects local wildlife habitats.

  • Railway Terraces   Cricklewood   Hampstead Village (Heath Passage)   Golders Green Town Centre   Hendon The Burroughs   Hendon Church End   Finchley College Farm   Finchley Garden Village   Glenhill Close   Moss Hall Crescent   Watling Estate   Mill Hill   Totteridge   Wood Street   Monken Hadley   Hampstead Garden Suburb   Finchley Church End

  • The London Borough of Barnet is covered by the postcode districts N2, N3, N10, N11, N12, N14, N20, NW2, NW4, NW7, NW9, NW11, EN4, EN5, HA8.


Barnet, located in North London, is a borough known for its strategic urban planning and diverse neighborhoods. The borough includes areas such as High Barnet, Finchley, and Golders Green, each with its unique character and amenities. Barnet’s planning strategy emphasizes the preservation of green spaces and historical landmarks. High Barnet features the iconic Barnet Church and charming high street, while Finchley offers a mix of residential and commercial areas. Golders Green is known for its vibrant community and cultural diversity. The borough’s extensive green spaces, such as Hampstead Heath and Dollis Valley Greenwalk, provide residents with ample recreational opportunities. Barnet’s excellent transport links, including the Northern Line and numerous bus routes, make it a well-connected area for commuters. The borough’s commitment to preserving its historical and natural assets while accommodating modern development makes it a desirable place to live and work.

Local Authority at a glance


Planning Policy & Housing Delivery


  • Adopted Local Plan: Core Strategy, September 2012.

  • Neighbourhood Plans: Mill Hill, Chipping Barnet.

  • Five-Year Housing Supply: Yes.

  • New Plan: New Local Plan preparation in progress, adoption anticipated in 2024.

  • Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs): Yes, includes SPDs on Affordable Housing, Design, and Open Spaces.

  • Housing Delivery Test 2022: 107% - Acceptable

2023 Statistics & Performance

  • Applications Received: 1,400

  • Applications Decided: 1,300

  • Appeals Allowed: 18

  • Appeals Dismissed: 37

  • % of Applications Determined Within Statutory Period: 84%

  • Analysis: Barnet Council processed a high volume of applications efficiently. The number of appeals allowed was proportionate, indicating strong initial decision-making. The high percentage of applications determined within statutory periods reflects effective administrative processes.

For further and detailed information, please refer to the statistical data published by the UK Government on planning applications and performance tables (GOV.UK)

Address: Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, London, N20 0EJ

Phone: 020 8359 3000


Website: Barnet Borough Council

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