Wednesday 4 March 2015

Welsh School planning application for King Edward VII Park refused

Campaigners are celebrating tonight after Brent Planning Committee refused the planning application to site the London Welsh School in Wembley's King Edward VII Park.

The application was defeated  decisively with 6 votes against and  1 abstention.

Denise Cheong and other residents, helped by local councillors, fought a spirited campaign reaching deep into the local community.

Denise and  Paolo Di Paolo both spoke on behalf of residents and Cllrs Stopp, Hossain and Mitchell-Murray addressed the committee.

It was unfortunate for the London Welsh School that the chosen site was so controversial. The school is unique and very special and I hope they are sucessful at finding a more suitable alternative site.


Anonymous said...

Yes good luck to Welsh School.

Sadly it is Brent Officers who got this horribly wrong.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness. However sad for the London Welsh school, this is the right decision. No building on our parks.

Jaine Lunn said...

Glad everyone came to their senses, Well Done to all campaigners for Saving King Eddies from development. Now we can put our energies into creating a new Bowls Club and Community venue for all residents to enjoy.

Anonymous said...

More detail, please, Martin x

Paul Lorber said...

Well done Wembley residents.

Let's hope that the Labour Council Leadership who supported the move the King Edward VII Park accept the Planning Committee decision, uphold the long standing Council policy of portecting Parks for sports and recreation and do NOT fund a Planning Appeal at a cost to taxpayers of £10,000 as they did in the recent Barham Library planning case. The Council should do the right thing and find space for the Welsh School within the Stonebridge redevelopment. Paul Lorber

Friends of King Eddie's said...

Summary of proceedings is on