Mixed Use and Regeneration

Dollis Valley Estate Regeneration

 Client: Countryside

  • Town planning

  • Environmental planning

  • Landscape architecture

  • Heritage

  • Geographical information systems

  • Graphic design


2014:  Planning Awards 2014 - Planning Permission of the Year - Regeneration – Highly Commended


Terence O’Rourke assisted Countryside and its development partner London and Quadrant in their successful bid for the redevelopment of the Dollis Valley Estate in the London Borough of Barnet.

The proposal was to demolish the existing 1960s housing estate and adjacent redundant primary school, and create up to 631 new homes and replacement community facilities. We were able to agree a hybrid planning application approach with the local planning authority.

This ensured that the first phase of the development could commence soon after the grant of planning permission, whilst providing greater certainty as to how this would form part of the wider estate regeneration master plan.

We prepared the hybrid planning application and the associated environmental statement, advised on ecological, archaeological and landscape issues and coordinated the required technical input from the wider consultant team. Planning permission was granted in October 2013.

The project has been particularly challenging in seeking to deliver an appropriate mix of social and market units to meet the needs of existing secure tenants whilst ensuring that the scheme remains viable. Reserved matters approval was given for phase 2 in July 2014, and for phase 3 in January 2018.

We continue to support the ongoing phased regeneration of the estate going forward.


Images courtesy of Countryside