Hundreds of new homes have been given the go-ahead in Wembley after plans were given the green light at a planning meeting last night.
Brent Council's planning committee approved plans for 340 homes to be built on land next to Wembley Stadium, with a further 250 homes to be built across two sites within a five-minute walking distance of the home of football.
The go-ahead comes as part of a regeneration plan for the Wembley area which will eventually see 11,500 new homes, 10,000 jobs and apprenticeships and new business opportunities. When fully implemented, approximately 32% affordable housing will be created, across the whole Wembley Masterplan area.
Cllr Margaret McLennan, Deputy Leader of Brent Council, said:
"We're serious about making this borough an amazing place to live and are working hard to build the homes that people need. We know that house prices are a massive issue and are pressing developers to deliver as many affordable units as possible.
"This is a huge development and we're proud that once completed, Wembley will have over 11,500 new homes, with around 32% affordable housing across the Wembley Masterplan area.
"The approval of these plans shows that we are serious about regenerating the area, creating the much-needed new homes, jobs, apprenticeships and economic opportunities for local people and demonstrates that Brent is very much open for business."