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Carlton and Granville plans are a community vision

Community facilities are hugely important to any area. They play vital role in bringing us all together. We want to guarantee the future of the Carlton and Granville Centres in South Kilburn. We want see it thrive for the next generation of local people.

That’s why the council’s approach to redeveloping the site has been community led. We’ve spoken to residents, stakeholders and community groups at over 40 meetings and events. Their input has shaped our plans and will continue to sway the designs. We want to thank everyone who has been involved in the process.

We’ve also listened to the recommendations from our own Scrutiny Committee. The 23 new homes will definitely be social housing. 23 homes for Brent residents. As a priority, we’re looking at how to make sure the community continues to be involved in its management moving forward.

The plans will improve open spaces, improve facilities for the Granville Plus Nursery and children’s centre, give small local businesses a place to work as well as two community halls. We also share local people’s passion for the history and heritage of the buildings.

This is an exciting project about supporting the local community. It’s not, and never has been, about making money. When I took this position in December 2016, the community were anxious about the future of the Carlton and Granville and it was right that the community took the lead in the process.

The final plans are a community vision and will protect the heart of the South Kilburn for the future. If you’re interested, please come and look for yourself at the upcoming public exhibitions. The dates and times will be published soon.

Cllr Shama Tatler
Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Growth, Employment and Skills

 

Written by Cllr Shama Tatler

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