Chandos Lodge

Hendon NW9

Project Date 2015
Client Catalyst Housing Association
Status Completed

This scheme created 4 terraced houses and 11 one and two bedroom flats in a three storey building on the site of a former care home.

Planning consent had previously been granted by Barnet Council but with 25 conditions.

BPG’s services included resolving significant problems with the original design, and compliance with Client’s requirements, Lifetime Homes standards, and the need to reach the mandatory Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Protracted negotiations with Barnet Planning continued over approximately one year to resolve previously incomplete drawings and details, agree facing materials and to discharge all conditions. This enabled the client to complete their CIL negotiations with the Council in good time. However liaison with Planning required constant pressure through regular meetings, calls and emails to achieve their approval, and having to deal with their frequent non-response.

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