Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Brent Planning Committee Rejects Welsh Harp Development Application
The developer's application to build on the Greenhouse Garden Centre site at the Welsh Harp was unanimously rejected by Brent Council's Planning Committee tonight in line with the planning department's recommendation to refuse permission. Brent Area Planning Officer, Steve Weeks, said that he expected Barnet planning department would take a similar line in their report to the Barnet planning committee in January and hoped the two councils would work together on the issue. He said Boris Johnson and the GLA planning department shared Brent's opposition to the proposal and their commitment to protection of metropolitan open space. Ann John, leader of the Labour group on Brent Council, warned that the developer would be back with other proposals and that people should remain vigilant.