A developer’s plans to build hundreds of homes at the site of a former gasworks have been submitted to Barnet Council.

Members of the public can now comment on One Housing’s plans for 14 blocks of flats up to ten storeys high at the Victoria Quarter in New Barnet – the site of the former British Gas Works in Albert Road.

The scheme would provide 652 homes – a mix of one, two and three-bedroom units – with 35 per cent classed as affordable “by habitable room”.

There would also be 392 car parking spaces, commercial space and new public realm with communal landscaped amenity areas.

One Housing’s original plans to build 305 homes at the site were approved by Barnet Council’s planning committee in 2017.

The developer’s decision to increase the number of homes to 652 led Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers to accuse it of a “betrayal of trust” and brand the scheme a “massive overdevelopment”.

One Housing defended its plans, pointing out the revised scheme would provide more affordable homes, while the height of the tallest blocks would be reduced.

To view and comment on the plans, go to Barnet Council’s planning portal and search for application reference 20/1719/FUL

The planning portal can be reached here: https://www.barnet.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning/find-and-comment-planning-applications