What is happening in Church End?
Church End is set to grow!
Church End is one of the priority growth areas in the borough under Brent’s Local Plan .
Church End is promoted for mixed use regeneration, set around the economic revitalisation of the local centre. The local economy will be re-energised, with the market in the heart of the area.
Church End growth area provides the opportunity for new housing, new workspace and other facilities. Approximately 1300 new homes are expected to be delivered in the area by 2041.
The planned West London Orbital railway line will make use of the existing Dudding Hill freight line and connect Church End, and wider Brent, with better connections to the rest of West London.
New housing schemes completed in Church End include Ebony Court and on the former Vicarage site. Both sites brought forward homes for market sale and that were affordable, and delivering new housing and affordable housing is a priority to accommodate our growing population.
Church Road car park has planning consent to build 99 new homes, a newly designed Market Square and a number of shop units. The Council are reviewing the designs for the site to maximise land use. The improvement plans include moving Church End Market to Neasden Town Centre on a temporary basis whilst construction of the new homes and market square take place.
To guide the area’s redevelopment, the Council is developing a new masterplan.
For more information, read About the Masterplan project
Meanwhile Pilot Scheme
While major investment plans are underway and take time to deliver, the Council also looks to support Church End in the short-term.
The Council has launched a Meanwhile Pilot Scheme with Meanwhile Space CIC. The project will reactivate empty shops and make them available to local businesses or groups for workspace and new uses. Church End is one of the target areas for the pilot scheme due to its high levels of vacancy.
Brent Council and Meanwhile Space CIC are inviting landlords of vacant properties to apply for the Meanwhile Pilot Scheme, to bring their vacant high street unit into use for a minimum 12 month period.
Grants are available to refurbish selected properties and ensure they are ready to use for a selected business or community group to move in for the duration of the scheme. You can read more about the Meanwhile Pilot scheme and how to apply.