Here we go again…

Following a long period of silence and pub enjoyment we have been notified by Brent Council that the owner / developer of 110 Walm Lane is holding a public exhibition at St Gabriel’s Church Hall on Thursday and Friday next week (28th and 29th September) between 4pm and 8pm.

This is a pre-planning consultation event and whilst we have had no contact from the developer, we gather the intention is to demolish The Queensbury and build a mixed-use development, 48 flats, including a new pub with function room. Blurb from the PR company running the consultation (Quatro-PR) claims the development is sympathetic to the Mapesbury Conservation area.

As a local interest group, we have also been invited to observe a meeting at Brent Civic Centre on 9th October, where Councillors will be briefed on the plans. It has been made clear to us that we cannot participate in that meeting but can merely observe.

We await detail of the proposals – no plan has been submitted as yet – but it is a brave developer who submits a similar plan to those derided not only by local residents, but by Brent Council and the government’s planning inspectorate too.

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