Approved plans to create a brand new market square and 34 high quality homes are to be set in motion by Brent Council, kick starting the transformation of the Church End Neighbourhood Centre, after Cabinet gave the go ahead earlier this month (January 2016).
Church End is one of Brent's priority growth areas and will see regeneration set around the economic revitalisation of the local centre. The local economy will be re-energised, with the market in the heart of it.
For the new market and homes to be built, the market in Church End Car Park will be closed and a temporary replacement created a ten minute walk away in Neasden Town Centre, with proposals to consult stall holders on the detail in the coming months.
The redevelopment plans were granted planning permission back in 2013, following public consultation with local residents and an official 'Site Specific Allocations' document adopted in 2011 which identified the site for redevelopment.
Councillor Margaret McLennan, Lead Member for Housing and Development at Brent Council said: "What we are aiming to achieve is a revitalised market square, set in an attractive and appealing area that will be a focal point and source of pride for market traders and local residents.
"These plans have been on the table for a while now so I am happy that we can get going with actually developing the site.
"We will be working closely with the market traders though out and will manage the transition as best we can to minimise disruption."