News and events

Finchley Market no longer

As of early August 2018, the Finchley Market is no longer. Please ignore the signage until we speak with the market organisers to get them removed from the perimeter of the park.

The Lodge, Long Lane, Finchley planning application: appeal – comments in by 28 June 2018

There has been an appeal against Council’s decision to refuse the planning application.

Now that we have formalised the Friends, we are going to prepare a comment before the deadline of 28 June 2018.

If you would like to make a comment (called a ‘representation’) then the appeal reference number is APP/N5090/W/18/3197652.

Go to and follow the instructions to make a comment by the deadline of 28 June, 2018.

Former Finchley Police Station: planning proposal back on the agenda-comments in by 7 May 2018

A new planning application for the Police Station site has been submitted to Barnet Council.

Compared to the previous proposal, the new plans show that one floor has been removed from each block. This will bring Ballards Lane down to 5 storeys and Gruneisen Rd to 3 storeys.

If you would like to view the detailed plans, information and submit a comment, please follow the link at: and enter reference 18/2039/FUL in the search box.

The comments deadline was  7 May 2018. You can also write your comments to

Previous proposal

Proposed development Application Reference 17/5250/FUL

  • 54 new 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats built for sale. Once sold, Aitch will remain the managing company for both buildings.
  • affordable housing, unknown at this stage
  • 24 car park spaces
  • proposed block on Ballards Lane has 5 storeys plus roof with additional flats.
  • proposed block on Gruneisen Road has 3 storeys plus roof with additional flats.
  • entrance for parking space is on Gruneisen Road, access situated on the ground floor of the block, through an entrance below first floor flats