Category Archives: Planning

Read QPARA’s comments on the Brent Local Plan

Thanks for the suggestions you made after the December QPARA meeting and our previous post. Richard Johnson has now sent our comments to Brent. You can read them here.

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QPARA is commenting on the Brent Local Plan

Comments on the Brent Local Plan are due on 3rd January. Richard Johnson, QPARA’s Planning lead, has been wading through it and noting its impact on our Area. He updated the December monthly meeting and asked for members to read the plan and email him their comments. He will be prepare QPARA’s response – we will put […]

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QPARA comments on Brent’s document on Basements

    The subject of basements has been much discussed at QPARA meetings for a number of years. In response to representations, Brent produced a draft Basement Supplementary Planning Document in February which it issued for comment. You can read  QPARA’s response here. We understand that the finalised document and a summary of consultation comments will be taken to […]

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QPARA response to the Corrib Rest planning application

After much deliberation and consultation, we have submitted our response to the planning application for the Corrib Rest. We believe that the Corrib plans will be considered by the Planning Committee at the meeting on 19 April (7pm start).  You can read our response here.

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QPARA and The Corrib – where we are now

Residents may be aware that QPARA’s position on the redevelopment of the Corrib Rest on Salusbury Road has become a matter of concern, including on social media.  As the new chair of QPARA I think it will be helpful to provide the following brief account of developments and negotiations since The Corrib changed hands two […]

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Positive response from Brent to our complaint about Planning in Queen’s Park

Brent Council has responded promptly to QPARA Chair, Janis Denselow’s 16th April letter: QPARA says planning service is suffering in Queen’s Park due to the loss of key personnel from Brent Planning Department. Apologising for any drop in service, Lorraine Langham, Interim Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment has asked us to bear with the Council as they put the right […]

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QPARA says planning service is suffering in Queen’s Park due to the loss of key personnel from Brent Planning Department

QPARA members are worried that the departure from the council of the Head of Planning in Brent and the Area Planning Manager has resulted in a poorer planning service for the Queen’s Park area. Following a discussion at our April monthly meeting, Janis Denselow, QPARA’s Chair, has written to Brent Council’s Chief Executive about our concerns: […]

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Corrib Rest plans rejected by Brent Planning Committee this evening (6th April)

Brent Planning Committee Councillors have turned down the developer’s plans for The Corrib Rest Pub. They accepted Brent Officers’ recommendation to reject the plans. QPARA spoke to object to the plans. We have consistently argued that any plan should provide for a well-managed pub with adequate community space and protection for local residents.

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QPARA vehemently objects to new Corrib Rest plans in time for Brent Planning Committee meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 06 April)

Brent Planning Officers think along the same lines as we do – that these plans should be rejected. But we hear the planning committee councillors are “mindful to accept”. Our own councillors and our MP are all concerned that these new plans do not afford adequate community space nor protect the Hopefield Avenue residents. Our position is […]

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QPARA’s position on Corrib Rest planning application

QPARA’s Chair has written a comprehensive letter to Brent Council’s Planning Office about the planning application for the Corrib Rest which the Planning Committee  will consider on 6th April. The letter was written following decisions taken at QPARA monthly meetings and legal advice from a barrister specialising in planning law. We want to secure community resources provided for in the existing legally binding Section […]

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