Readers may well be cynical about another consultation from Brent Council when 'consultation' has often meant commenting on what has already been decided, the Council ignoring widespread local opposition to planning applications, and London and Brent planning guidelines ignored for spurious reasons.
However, for those who hold out some hope for local demoracy and planning for people and not for profit, here are the details:
The council has started work on a new Local Plan which will shape how the borough is developed in the future. There are key challenges for the Plan to address including:
- How do we ensure there is enough housing to meet everyone’s needs?
- How do we create employment opportunities and promote economic growth?
- What infrastructure and community facilities do we need to support new?
- What is the future role of our town centres?
- How do we create places that promote health and well-being?
- How do we ensure development is sustainable, high quality and protects the environment?
Why get involved?Have your say on the issues that affect how you live, work and socialise in Brent.
Issues and Options ConsultationFrom August to December 2017 we undertook engagement events. These sought to capture the views of a variety of people and organisations that have an interest in Brent’s future development. The events and a summary of responses are set out in the Brent Local Plan Consultation Summary document
We are now consulting on an ‘Issues and Options’ document. This sets out more detail on the key challenges set out above and how we might address them. It asks a number of questions. The consultation period is from 8 February to 22 March 2018.
- Brent Local Plan Issues and Options Document
- Brent Local Plan Integrated Impact Assessment
- Brent Local Plan Consultation Summary Document
Take the Smart Survey on issues and options
To respond to the consultation we would prefer if you answered an on-line version of the questions. This will make it easier for us to collect and analyse responses, saving time and allowing us to take forward the Plan quicker. Alternatively, you can respond by e-mail, or by post.
Post: Paul Lewin, Team Leader Planning Policy, Brent Council, Engineers’ Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ
If not completing the consultation questionnaire, please make it very clear which part(s) of the document you are commenting on, ideally referencing by paragraph and question number.
If you require any assistance or want to get in contact about the consultation then please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @Brent_Council using #shapebrent.
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