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The FA will be making a presentation at the next Brent Connects Wembley as part of the consultation process. They have left little time for a public response as Brent Council expect the formal application to be made around January 20th 2017. There will be just 30 minutes allocated to the presentation by the FA and questions from the public.
Meanwhile little further has been heard about the FA's opposition to Quintain's housing developments close to the stadium which they felt pose a danger to fans. LINK
Other weighty issues will also be on the agenda for the meeting including consultation on the 2017-17 council budget and on how the Community Infrastructure Levy (CiL) should be spent. The CiL is the contribution made by developers towards improvements in local infrastructure (roads, nurseries. schools, health facilities etc) and is subject to some controversy. Some feel it should be spent in the immediate area of developments like South Kilburn, Wembley and Alperton while others feel its benefits should be distributed across the borough. Negotiations over the amount of CiL between the Council and developers are an issue that could benefit from deeper scrutiny.
Brent Connects is 7pm-9pm on Wednesday January 11th at Patidar House, 22 London Road, off Wembley High Road, HA9 7EX
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