Category Archives: Planning

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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QPARA appears before parliamentary Select Committee

QPARA representatives, Robin Sharp and Kevin Barrett, appeared before the  HS2 Select Committee on 26 January. We were ‘petitioners’ against HS2’s plan to build a large ventilation shaft and transformer unit on the Keniston Press and car park site by Queen’s Park station. Although HS2’s most recent plan is to switch this to the Canterbury Works site on Canterbury Road, […]

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Use this link to get e-alerts from Brent

At the last QPARA meeting, someone recommended registering with Brent to receive emails about planning applications in Queen’s Park. Here’s how: Use this link http://brent.gov.uk/ealert  and choose “email alert sign up”. Then fill in the details requested to register: username, password, email address etc. Then press “proceed” and work through each screen to provide your address and the kind of […]

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Queen’s Park station car park plans: HS2 vent or housing?

QPARA is continuing to monitor HS2’s plan to build an enormous ventilation shaft structure in the car park in coming years to sit above their tunnels on the new line between London and Birmingham. We have made a submission (called a ‘petition’) to the HS2 Select Committee opposing these plans and suggesting that such an industrial type structure […]

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