Hundreds of Dollis Hill residents have not been alerted to a massive housing development on the Brent boundary, which could have a major impact on the A5 and local residents.
Dollis Hill’s Liberal Democrat councillors are working to alert local people to a planning application for 249 new flats on the site of the old Parcel Force depot just off the A5 Edgware Road on the Brent / Barnet boundary.
Local Liberal Democrat councillor Javaid Ashraf said:
Barnet Council has consulted just a small proportion of the Brent residents who will be affected by this big development. This amount of extra housing right by the already congested A5 will inevitably have an effect on local traffic, increase competition for parking spaces and add to pressure on local services. Yet again Barnet Council may be ignoring the impact on its neighbour? Brent gets the traffic, Barnet gets the money.
Along with Cllr Jack Beck and Cllr Alison Hopkins, I am writing to Barnet Council to express my concerns. We have also pressed Brent Council’s planning depart to respond to the consultation. I am pleased that planning officers have confirmed they will do this. It is important that they respond fully on all the issues that will affect Dollis Hill residents.
Dollis Hill’s Liberal Democrat councillors have a record of standing up to Barnet Council and campaigning against damaging developments on the Barnet / Brent boundary such as the Brent Cross dump.
Residents who wish to view and comment on the planning application can do so on the Barnet Council website (search for reference F/01932/11).
Alternatively you can email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Kevin Waters, Barnet Council Planning, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP.
In all cases quote reference F/01932/11 – former Parcel Force Deport. The official deadline for responses is Thursday 15 November