Deadline nears to have your say on Brent's future planning policy

13 March 2018

Time is running out for residents, businesses, workers and visitors to the borough to give their input and help set policy for new development in Brent for the next 20 years.

 

Having launched last month, the 22 March deadline for people to have their say on 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 - is fast approaching.

 

Anyone with an interest in Brent is being called by the council 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:

 

"In the hundred years or so since much of Brent as we know it was built, the borough's population has grown significantly and it 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, and so it's really important for those yet to have their say in this process to do so before the deadline, and help shape the future of Brent."

 

This round of consultation for the Local Plan which considers the issues and options available closes on Thursday 22 March 2018.

 

The feedback given to the council will shape the next stage of the Local Plan consultation, where at the end of this year, views will be sought on the proposed way forward.

 

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