Call for input on Brent's future planning policy

8 February 2018

Residents, businesses, workers and visitors to the borough are being called upon to give their input and help set policy for new development in Brent for the next 20 years.

 

In the latest round of consultation for Brent's Local Plan - which will be a document to guide decisions on new development in the borough over the next 20 years - the council is calling for anyone with an interest in the borough to have their say on the issues facing the borough, such as housing, and the options that are available.

 

Respondents to the survey will be asked for their views on issues such as what size and bulk of housing is appropriate, whether student accommodation should be concentrated or spread across the borough and what parts of the borough should be conserved or protected.

 

Cllr Shama Tatler, Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Growth, Employment and Skills, said:

 

"Since much of Brent as we know it was built a hundred years ago or so, the borough's population has grown significantly and continues to grow.

 

"That brings with it a need for new homes, better infrastructure and more jobs locally for our residents while maintaining quality of life, but there is limited space available.

 

"Where those homes are built and where those jobs are created over the next twenty years will be influenced hugely by the outcome of the Local Plan, so it is so important for people to have their say in this process and help shape the future of Brent."

 

The consultation launches today and will remain open until Thursday 22 March 2018.

 

Have your say at www.brent.gov.uk/shapebrent