Barnet Council has drawn up a planning document designed to guide a major development project centred on a university campus.

The draft supplementary planning document (SPD) sets out the development principles that will shape regeneration at The Burroughs and Middlesex University in Hendon.

It will be added to the borough’s local plan – a framework for development drawn up by the council in consultation with the community.

Barnet Council has launched a consultation on the draft SPD and wants to hear the views of residents, visitors, businesses and stakeholders.

An outline business case for the Hendon Hub redevelopment was agreed by councillors in December. It is expected to provide nearly 800 student homes and new facilities for the university, with construction costs estimated at £90 million.

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Moving Hendon Public Library from its current Grade II-listed building to make way for a business school for the university is among the scheme’s proposals.

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The SPD reveals the council will consider using compulsory purchase orders – powers used by public bodies to force private landowners to sell up – in cases “where there is a compelling case in the public interest”.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the engagement sessions for the SPD will be held online.

The meetings will take place at on Wednesday, February 3 between 6pm and 7.30pm and Monday, February 15 between 6pm and 7.30pm.

You can book a place at one of the online meetings by emailing:

Copies of the SPD and details of how to give feedback are available here. 

The closing date for the council to receive questionnaires and comments is Monday, February 22.