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Stop Development of Tall Towers in B&Q Cricklewood Site

We the undersigned petition the council to stop the development of Tall Towers, site www.bandqcricklewood.co.uk. Whilst we admire the character and opportunities of Canary Wharf, we are positive that tall tower buildings above 9 storeys in the area between B&Q and Matalan would create a carbuncle type of alien development with a negative impact would be hard to underestimate. The planning application by the developer Montreaux is to be submitted this summer and we have been informed via their public consultation in February that they propose to construct 25, 16 and 14 storey towers along with a selection of 9 storey towers in residential blocks on their 8 Acre site where the B&Q in Cricklewood is situated. (www.montreaux.co.uk). We are appealing to you to be vigilant and have your say in this important matter which would affect your homes, your community and London as a whole.

Moreover, such development if approved will create a precedent which in turn would pave a way for further approvals to build even taller buildings in our neighbourhood.
Our concerns are on:

Loss of area character
Loss of light and overshadowing
Overlooking and loss of privacy
Increased burden on public transport
Inadequacy of parking and loading
Traffic generation, compromised roads access and highway safety
Increased pollution
Increased burden on our sewage and water systems
Increased noise and disturbance resulting from use

During the past decade Barnet residents were already familiar with frighteningly regular road works for burst pipes in the area, almost daily traffic jams for over 30 minutes between Willesden Green, Kilburn and Cricklewood and overcrowded buses.

The proposal for circa 1000 new homes will add to the problems greatly,

Therefore, the questions to be considered in any development of that scale should be as follows:

1. Why are very tall towers an acceptable solution to the housing development on the B&Q site in Barnet
2. Why can't the housing development be on a human scale and not more than 9 storeys high - in line with the recent approved developments on the site of the Co-op on Cricklewood Lane and Matalan on Cricklewood Broadway
3. Why are the tall towers necessary to fill up the required ‘density’
4. If indeed the increased density is approved by Barnet Council then can such a density be achieved using blocks no more than 9 storeys high

WE URGE YOU TO REJECT THIS SCHEME IN FAVOUR OF ONE THAT EXTENDS TO A MAXIMUM OF 9 STOREYS ONLY OVER THE ENTIRE SITE

This ePetition runs from 09/06/2020 to 31/01/2021.

56 people have signed this ePetition.