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 that the developer has not fully embraced the community nature of the pub and the community/function rooms and the subsequent plans do not promote a viable community pub, provide adequate and sustainable community space or protect the Hopefield Ave residents. Here is our letter: QPARA Supplementary Letter 04 April 2016.
The Planning Committee meeting starts at 7.00pm is open to the public (details here) for anyone who is able to attend.