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Decision on Childs Hill care home plans postponed for a second time

17:59 10 February 2014

Residents of the area around Church Walk gather in opposition to proposals to demolish the vicarage and care home to make way for a new home. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Residents of the area around Church Walk gather in opposition to proposals to demolish the vicarage and care home to make way for a new home. Picture: Polly Hancock.

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A long-running dispute over plans to demolish a historic vicarage in Childs Hill is set to roll on after a council discussion to decide on the proposal was postponed for a second time.

An application to demolish Church Walk House, an elderly care home in Church Walk, Childs Hill, and replace it with a three-storey home was due to be considered by Barnet Council’s west area planning sub-committee last Thursday.

But following a last-minute representation from residents opposed to the plans, the council cancelled discussing the application at the meeting in order to consider technical concerns raised.

Developer Central and Cecil Housing Trust (CCHT) originally applied last June to flatten Church Walk House, including a Victorian vicarage on the site, which residents insist should be protected for its historical importance.

But after the council’s planning team deferred making a decision on the application in September due to residents’ concerns, CCHT submitted a new application due to be considered at last week’s meeting.

The application will now be heard at a future meeting on a date to be fixed.

A 100-strong group of residents in Prospect Road and Lyndale Avenue set up the Save Church Walk campaign to oppose the plans. They believe the proposed building would destroy the neighbourhood’s “rural” feel.

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