Thursday, 6 June 2013

Fairview and Brent Council still ignoring residents demand that the Queensbury be preserved

Guest blog by Save The QueensburyGroup:

Since yesterday’s news that Fairview are withdrawing their planning application to demolish the pub the Save The Queensbury Group, along with many other groups, individuals and councillors, have received an email from Fairview’s PR company stating:
Following conversations with the planning team at Brent Fairview have decided to withdraw their application and re-submit it with a number of revisions. These involve, principally, an alteration to the site boundary so that it incorporates improvements to the pavement in front of the three shops to the right of the site. They have also increased the amount of non-residential space at ground floor level with a view to its including A3 use (which includes uses such as a coffee shop, restaurant or Bistro) and D1 use (which includes crèches and day nurseries).

These changes mean that the amount of non-residential space at ground floor level will be roughly the same as the current ground floor area in the Queensbury. At this stage Fairview are proposing that the split be along the following lines: A3 (one third) and D1 (two thirds).
Clearly Fairview and the Council are still ignoring the vast majority of residents who wish to see The Queensbury pub and the historic building preserved. We will be calling a meeting soon to bring people together and to discuss our response. Keep checking for news.

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