Local News

No to tower blocks in North London Business Park

The Mayor of London has announced that he will not overturn the decision by Barnet Council on the Comer Homes application to build eight storey tower blocks in North London Business Park.

Ark Academy Update

Following the announcement by the Ark Academy Trust (Ark) of the scaling down of their plans for a new school at the Barnet Football Club ground in Underhill, the local MP for Chipping Barnet, Theresa Villiers, has given the news a cautious welcome, but called for further changes to the Ark propo

Step forward on Crossrail 2

A week after signing a letter calling for additional backing for Crossrail 2, local MP Theresa Villiers has welcomed the news that Transport Secretary Chris Grayling held a productive meeting with the London Mayor to discuss ways forward for the project.

Save Barnet Police Station!

News has broken that High Barnet police station faces the axe from London’s Labour Mayor, Sadiq Khan. The station was earmarked for closure once before but it was kept open by the then-Mayor, Boris Johnson, after pressure from Theresa Villiers. It currently serves the Chipping Barnet constituency.

Villiers welcomes increase in school funding

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has welcomed the Government’s announcement of an extra £1.3bn spending for schools, and pledged to continue to campaign to ensure Barnet schools get their fair share of resources.

First victory in battle to stop tower blocks at NLBP

Thursday 22nd June marked a key victory in the long fight to stop multi-storey tower blocks and over a thousand flats being built at the North London Business Park, in the midst of suburban homes, when a planning application from Comer Group was turned down by a unanimous vote in Barnet Council’s

Villiers seeks assurances over Barnet high-rise blocks

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Theresa Villiers MP called for an immediate review to establish whether any of the problems that contributed to the tragedy affect homes in Barnet.  Ms Villiers subsequently received assurances from the Leader of the Council, Richard Cornelius, that Barnet Council is undertaking an immediate re-examination and risk assessment of all residential high-rise blocks which they run, including examining whether there is any cladding of the kind used at Grenfell Tower.