Hendon MP Matthew Offord Supported by Barnet GLA Candidate Cllr Roberto Weeden-Sanz in taking a stance against overdevelopment in Edgware
'Overdevelopment is one of the biggest threats Barnet is facing. I will continue to fight against inappropriate and oversized blocks of flats which developers are trying to cram onto small plots of land all across the borough. I stand with Matthew and local residents in Edgware opposing plans for 5-storey blocks next to Broadfields School and the Green Belt and have written to Barnet Council to object.'
Cllr Roberto Weeden-Sanz, GLA Candidate for Barnet and Camden
'I am supporting residents on the Broadfields estate, Edgware, in their opposition to the new planning application for the land adjacent to Broadfields School. I believe it constitutes overdevelopment for a site of this size and location.
I have written formally to Barnet Council opposing the proposals for the following reasons: increase in unit numbers and height; inappropriateness of 5-storey blocks on the edge of Green Belt land; even greater increase in traffic on already congested roads; insufficient parking; loss of underground parking which was in the previous application; pedestrian access to and from Hartland Drive which will encourage use of neighbouring roads for parking and possible anti-social behaviour.
A development of this size is not appropriate for this site.'
Matthew Offord, Conservative MP for Hendon