Plans for more than 450 new homes along with new shops and children’s play areas at Wembley Park Station car park can now go ahead after the government gave the green light to proposals.
Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick called in the scheme after Brent Council approved it in November 2020. However, on Tuesday 22 February, the Minister of State for Rough Sleeping and Housing, Eddie Hughes MP agreed with the council that the application provides substantial and significant benefits and has granted planning permission.
The scheme at Wembley Park Station car park and Train Crew Centre in Brook Avenue is a joint venture between Transport for London (TfL) and Barratt London.
The plans to build 454 new homes – including more than 30% affordable – along with new retail facilities, open spaces and all-important public realm improvements can now progress. It will feature five blocks between 13 and 21 storeys tall, connected by a first-floor podium.
“The council is pleased with this outcome” said Cllr Shama Tatler, Lead Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning at Brent Council.
“Planning committee unanimously granted planning permission for the scheme in November 2020, after carefully assessing the proposals.
“London is still in the midst of a housing crisis and this development will help to provide more than a hundred much needed affordable homes, along with new shops, open spaces and play areas for all of the local community to enjoy.
“It will also generate new employment and apprenticeship opportunities during construction and it’s sustainable features, including solar panels and green roofs will set the tone for future responsible and sustainable development in the borough.”