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Brent Cross Devt

Brent Cross Consultation. Comments need to be sent to nicola.capeli@barnet.gov.uk by 6th December (giving your name and address). See Brent Cross site:

 

One aspect we are particularly concerned about is the proposal to build on the B&Q green space in Cricklewood Lane. Under these revised plans (to go before Barnet planning committee in January 2014) the green space outside B&Q will be built over in the Phase one of the project.  This plan is at odds with  Cricklewood Town Team plans to plant trees and utilise part of the space for a market in the short term. Seems unnecessary and exploitative part of the Brent Cross Cricklewood development over a mile away.

See coalition site

 

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Barnet Council are working with developers for a large expansion and development of new town in the Brent Cross area. The proposal is for  residential and further shopping plus commercial development. There will be 27,000 new jobs, 7,500 new homes, and a new shopping area, all next to the North Circular Road and down Claremont Road as far as B&Q. www.brentcrosscricklewood.com. While some aspects of this are welcome; particularly jobs and homes, MapRA is concerned about how the development would affect Brent and the viability of Cricklewood centre.

Information about the Brent Cross Regeneration can be seen in the Meeting Room in Cricklewood Library. In our view the planning application’s “transport assessment” is inadequate. We are concerned that if the development progresses in its current form, Mapesbury will suffer from thousands of extra cars on our roads when the new town opens in four years.  Alternatives to the road based scheme are possible, and we support a proposal by the London Campaign for Better Transport for a rapid transit system to improve public transport access to Brent Cross. 

Along with a number of other concerned organisations, we were pressing for the Secretary of State to call in the application for public enquiry. However, the new government has declined to do that and recently Barnet Council has given it final consent. The opposition coalition led by our committee member Lia Colacicco have not given up though; see website