Huge cash injection for Brent's places and spaces

29 January 2016

A cash injection of £3.8 million is set to be spent on making Brent's places and spaces better in 2016 - 2017, with Brent Council's Cabinet getting ready to allocate the pot money to fifty different projects across the borough at their meeting on 8 February 2016.

 

It is recommended that the money, which comes from property developers to offset the impacts of development in the borough, is to be spent on transport safety, tree planting, landscape improvements, outdoor gyms and much more.

 

Wembley, the borough's biggest growth area, would receive the most amount of funding, with Kingsbury Town Centre and South Kilburn also getting money for upgrades and improvements.

 

 

Councillor Margaret McLennan, Lead Member for Housing and Development at Brent Council said: "I'm very excited about the projects that have been identified.

 

"We're talking about improvements to play spaces, transport networks and high streets which will be great for people, businesses and the environment.

 

"These projects are made possible because when we accept new homes and development in Brent, we also make sure that the impacts of those developments can be factored in and that local people are able to see the benefits of accepting new homes in their area."