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Strategy drawn up for future of town centre

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Two councils have drawn up a strategy for the future regeneration and renewal of a town centre.

Barnet and Harrow Councils have announced plans for Edgware town centre, including improving its leisure and cultural attractions, reviving its high street, developing new public open spaces and creating more attractive street environments.

Better options for public transport, walking and cycling, as well as new high-quality homes – including affordable housing – and opportunities to celebrate Edgware’s heritage buildings are also being considered.


Both councils are now encouraging residents and businesses to have their say on the plans.

Councillor Shimon Ryde, Chair of Barnet Council’s Strategic Planning Committee, said: “We’re really keen to hear what residents and businesses think of our plans. Once adopted, this strategy will form a key part of how we decide future planning applications in this area.

“That could have a direct impact on residents and businesses in Edgware – so please do give us your feedback now so we can take it into consideration.”

Public consultation on the strategy – called the Edgware Growth Area Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) – will run until Monday, February 22 at engage.barnet.gov.uk.

People can learn more and submit feedback on the website and at two events on Zoom, where council staff will present the key proposals and invite questions from attendees.

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The first will run from 6-7.30pm on Thursday this week (January 28) and the second from 6-7.30pm on Wednesday 10 February. You can find the link to join the meetings at engage.barnet.gov.uk or register your interest in joining by emailing [email protected]

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