Council planning committee approves 1,600 new homes and university facilities at Northwick Park

6 April 2021

An exciting masterplan for Northwick Park was approved by the Planning Committee last week that will see the delivery of 1,600 new homes together with a local hub, university sports and teaching facilities and student accommodation.

The masterplan backs up the council’s commitment to focus on creating opportunities for Brent residents and ensure that post pandemic the chance is not missed to get regeneration right and build back a better Brent.

 

The development will include a new landscaped area that will improve the environment for those arriving from Northwick Park Station, while new open spaces are provided throughout the scheme.  The scheme ensures that many more trees will be planted in the area offering real improvements to biodiversity and ecology. This sustainable scheme will deliver walking routes and cycle lanes and provide funding for improvements to Northwick Park Station and the Northwick Park pavilion.

Alan Lunt Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment at Brent Council said, “the decision gives the go ahead to the delivery of much needed homes, university teaching and sports facilities. It represents the culmination of the work of a strong partnership between the Council and landowners forming the One Public Estate programme. Supporting work has also seen the approval for a new access road, cycle lane and energy centre, further demonstrating Brent Council’s commitment to the transformation of the borough for the benefit of its communities”.