Leader of Brent Council, Cllr Butt, confronts David Kaye who was making representations
about the proposals
The Cabinet decision of 11th March 2019 on South Kilburn has been called in. The Cabinet had approved a scheme to allow 23 social homes to be built on Granville Carlton site and The South Kilburn Trust to be given management of the entire site.
A special meeting of the Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committee will be held on Wednesday April 3rd at 7pm to consider the call-in.
Seven councillors made the request for a call-in, including the three Kilburn Councillors, Cllr R Connelly, Cllr F Hussain and Cllr A Abdi.
In his request for the call-in Cllr Abdi said:
I would like to suggest that we do not part develop this site. The population of South Kilburn is increasing and this decision risks the future use of the site as a community facility. I am in favour of option 4 of the report presented to the cabinet.
Any shortfall of social housing can be put right by increasing the number of social homes on the Peel site, which is approximately 20/30 metres from the Carlton-Granville Centre. The proposed number of homes on the Peel site is 308, of which 42 properties are at social rents.
I suggest that we find alternatives ways of investing and making the Carlton and Granville Buildings fit for purpose.
Residents and campaigners working to keep Granville Carlton as multi purpose community space run by an Alliance of community organisations have welcomed the opportunity to present their full arguments against the Cabinet decision to the Scrutiny Committee.
Leslie Barson who has worked in Granville Carlton for over 26 years said:
We are very pleased this decision has been called in with the support of our three councillors. With the population of South Kilburn planned to more than double and with no new multi purpose community spaces planned we are determined to keep Granville Carlton site for the community.