Welcome to the Barbican Association

The Barbican Association was founded in 1969 as the residents’ association for the Barbican Estate which comprises approximately 2,000 homes. About 60% of residents are members. Its work is managed by volunteers through the Association’s General Council which consists of 9 elected members and one representative from each affiliated House Group.

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As the recognized tenants’ association we seek to represent residents’ views to the freeholder and manager of the Estate, the City of London. There are sub-committees covering specific areas such as planning, communications and security. The Association produces two quarterly publications, the BA Newsletter and Barbican Life, both of which are delivered free of charge across the Estate.

There are many great reasons to be a member of the Barbican Association. Membership provides access to an exclusive discount scheme at local restaurants and service providers. To find out more on how to become a member, visit the Membership section of our site.

Latest Updates:

Disenfranchisement of City Residents

In April 2019 a petition, signed by over 1100 City residents, went before the Court of Common Council, expressing lack of confidence in the City’s Standards regime.

Since then not much has improved. The chair of the Standards Committee thinks that residents are confused about the issue and applications for dispensations continue to be turned down.

Read the latest at our page on the Standards Regime. The most recent posting is an account of a meeting of the Standards Committee on 6 September, as which no major decisions were made (an account of the meeting appears on the Standards Regime page. The request of the BA and the Golden Lane Residents Association for a meeting (letter 9 August) has not been responded to.

The next meeting of the Standards Committee is at 11 am on 4 October in the Guildhall (West wing entrance). A paper responding to the concerns voiced in the petition and at ward meetings is expected at that meeting. Anyone can attend and observe the meeting

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2019: Recent consultations on Transport Strategy and the Draft Local Plan

The BA has responded to the City’s Transport Strategy, a consultation on how decisions on spending the neighbourhood fund element of the Community Infrastructure Levy should be made, and on the City’s Draft Local Plan for 2036. The Local Plan is particularly important because it will set the planning regime for the next decade or so. Once it is published in the autumn it has to go to a planning inspector, so there are more opportunities to make representations then. More information on these policies is available on the City’s website

Local Plan_BA response

Transport strategy response from Barbican Association

Community Infrastructure Levy consultation

Air Quality Strategy 2019 Barbican Association response

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