How should Brent look and feel? Residents invited to help develop local plan for the borough

9 November 2018

An eight-week consultation on the latest draft of Brent Council’s key planning document, the Local Plan, is now open to members of the public until 3 January 2019.

The Local Plan has policies that set out how the borough will grow over the next 20 years, such as what can be built, where, how, for what use, where restrictions apply and why and will be the main document used to guide planning applications.

Residents and any other interested parties are being invited to help shape the future landscape of Brent by sharing their comments and ideas on the policies and proposals in the draft Plan. 

Following public engagement in 2017 and 2018, this consultation continues the journey towards the adoption of the Local Plan in 2020. 

Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Highways & Planning, Councillor Shama Tatler, said:

“We are grateful for all the responses we received from the consultation previously which has resulted in this draft Plan. We’re asking local people again to get involved because we want residents’ voices in mapping out how Brent will look.

“The Local Plan will be a powerful document that will set out Brent’s policies towards housing, town centres, open space, employment, community facilities, the built and natural environment and transport – all of which contribute to making Brent a vibrant place to live and work.

“There’s lots of ways to have your say so I hope everyone will take part in shaping the future growth of Brent and how it will look and feel for the next 20 years.”

All information about the draft Local Plan, including a link to the consultation questionnaire, is available on the council’s website at www.brent.gov.uk/shapebrent

Alternatively, comments can be submitted by email to planningstrategy@brent.gov.uk or by post to Paul Lewin, Team Leader Planning Policy, Brent Council, Engineers’ Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ, setting out clearly the page number, paragraph, policy, figure or image the comment relates to.

As part of the consultation, there will also be a series of drop-in sessions within the borough to discuss the proposals in person. To find out about when these are happening, visit www.brent.gov.uk/shapebrent

Paper copies of the draft Local Plan and supporting documents are also available to view during normal opening hours at the following libraries: Ealing Road, Harlesden, Kilburn, Wembley, Willesden.