Poor Matt Kelcher, just off to Chair the Brent Planning Committee and government legislation looks likely to drastically reduce the Committee's role.
Although produced by a countryside charity this is an excellent summary of what the changes will mean to residents' right to have a say as well as undermining the role of local councillors.
You may think, as I do, that the Quintain development in Wembley Park is a mess - just imagine what these changes will do there and to many other places in Brent. It is not for n othing that the changes have been called a developers' free for all.
Make sure you respond to the consultation, even if you doubt it will make much difference!
LINK TO CONSULTATION