Green light for 233 new homes at Brook Valley Gardens, Barnet

Published on 14/03/2022

L&Q and Countryside have secured planning consent from Barnet Council for phases 4 and 5 of Brook Valley Gardens, delivering 223 new homes as part of the regeneration of the former Dollis Valley Estate.

Located adjacent to Dollis Valley Drive and Dollis Valley Way, phases 4a, 4b and 5 will deliver 223 new homes, comprising 105 houses and 118 apartments. With 95 of the homes available at affordable and intermediate tenures, and 128 for private sale, these homes  demonstrate L&Q and Countryside Partnerships inclusive, mixed tenure approach to meeting the demand for housing in the area. A central garden square will be developed in phase 4, providing green space and a children’s play area.

Receiving planning consent is the final milestone for the development and fully accords with the adopted Masterplan granted in October 2013, which was subject to extensive consultation prior to its adoption.

Works are set to start on the detailed designs for the final phases of the Dollis Valley regeneration in mid March 2022, with all residents expected to move in by September 2022.

L&Q is the affordable housing provider at Brook Valley Gardens, Countryside’s landmark regeneration scheme which is transforming the Dollis Valley Estate by integrating the new neighbourhood into Barnet via a connected network of streets and squares. Working closely with Barnet Council, the scheme is delivering 631 homes, with designs and building materials that draw on the local heritage, this green neighbourhood boasts terraced family houses with private front and back gardens, alongside a range of apartments and community spaces  - the maximum provision permitted by the outline planning application. To date, two phases of the Dollis Valley Estate Regeneration have been completed, with the current phase expected to complete later this year.

Jacqueline Esimaje Heath, Director of Development Growth at L&Q, said:

“We welcome Barnet Council’s decision to approve the latest phases of Brooke Valley Gardens – the next stage in the comprehensive regeneration of the Dollis Valley Estate. These plans, which include a diverse mix of affordable rented, intermediate and private sale homes - overlooking a beautiful public garden - will make an important contribution to meeting local housing need.”

Daniel Layton, Managing Director, Partnerships North London, Countryside, said:

“Throughout the regeneration of Dollis Valley Estate, we have been working closely with Barnet Council and L&Q to ensure we deliver high quality homes that meet the needs of the local community. Therefore, we are delighted that the next phases of Brook Valley Gardens has been unanimously approved, marking another major milestone and enabling us to continue with the next stage of this important regeneration scheme as we remain committed to creating places people love.”