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Brent Council has approved planning permission for a major development near Northwick Park that will bring 1,600 new homes to the area.

The project approved by the Planning Committee on Monday, March 29, will see a local hub, university sports and teaching facilities and student accommodation developed in addition to the new homes.

Alan Lunt Brent’s Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment said: “The decision gives the go ahead to the delivery of much needed homes, university teaching and sports facilities.

“It represents the culmination of the work of a strong partnership between the Council and landowners forming the One Public Estate programme.

“Supporting work has also seen the approval for a new access road, cycle lane and energy centre, further demonstrating Brent Council’s commitment to the transformation of the borough for the benefit of its communities”.

According to the planning application 587 (38 per cent) of the homes would be affordable with 17 per cent of the homes planned to be family size.

The development will include a new landscaped area that will improve the environment for those arriving from Northwick Park station, while new open spaces are provided throughout the scheme.

The scheme ensures that many more trees will be planted in the area offering real improvements to biodiversity and ecology.

This sustainable scheme will deliver walking routes and cycle lanes and provide funding for improvements to Northwick Park station and the Northwick Park pavilion.

The land was acquired in 2019 through a One Public Estate (OPE) project – a government programme that encourages the sale of public land.

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