A new year and three battles ahead to Save The Queensbury

Well done to all of you who commented on the Appeal via the government’s planning inspector website. We’ve heard that the Appeal will take place from 28th August 2019 for five days. This clashes with the bank holiday week, which is not ideal and on the back of comments to the inspector having to be submitted over the new year! We’ve asked for a new date so local community groups can take part.

There are also two new planning applications, to be decided by Brent Council. Again, comments were due early in the new year (clashing with the above) and lots of people have already commented.

But IT’S NOT TOO late to give comments on all three applications so PLEASE DO SO asap.

All comments are considered up to the point of a decision being made and the timescales given by the government and council planners are just minimums.

Please go to Brent’s site for applications 18/4675 and 18/4701

Both of these applications mean loss of the building and a replacement that is not befitting the conservation area. One has a different roof than the other and both miss Brent’s targets for affordable housing. Pictures are below in previous updates.

For the appeal, email enquiries@pins.gsi.gov.uk ENSURING you quote reference 3214420. The issues are much the same. The replacement does not equal or better the loss of a community building, which is an asset to the conservation area that is desirable to retain whereas the replacement will be less sympathetic. Refer to below for more detail.

This is a long haul. Thanks to the ongoing support of the Willesden Green Residents Association, Mapesbury Residents Association, the Willesden Town Team and NW2 Residents Association.

Between us we can send a message that the building should be retained, in a more conservation-sympathetic development. Make your views known and keep going!