Brent Council is set to move ahead with preparatory work for the new development on Kilburn Park Road. This comes after months of hard fought battles by your Maida Vale Councillors trying to halt the development of 133 flats on the current green space.
“We are sorry that we have been unable to prevent the development from starting – a clear and unfortunate case of Brent Council thinking it ‘knows best’ and disregarding the stated will of local residents,” said Cllr Jan Prendergast.
The Maida Vale team had continued to raise concerns about the development at the highest level, taking your concerns to Thames Water, the Greater London Authority, the Deputy Mayor of London, Transport for London and a number of lawyers to try and stop the development. Speaking about the team’s efforts Cllr Alastair Moss commented, “We considered every legal avenue but sadly we were unable to find anything with a realistic prospect of success.”
The Maida Vale Team has now shifted its focus to reducing the impact of this development on local residents. The three year project has been broken down into three stages beginning with preparatory work to create a four way stop. This stage has begun and will continue into the spring of 2011. Once the preparatory stage is completed the site will be handed over to the London & Quadrant Housing to begin work on building the flats. These flats will be ready to be occupied by early 2013.
“It’s really important that we try to mitigate the effect on local residents wherever we are able,” said Cllr Lee Rowley. “Brent will be forced to adhere to strict building regulations and consideration or nearby residents. If you have any complaints or issues with how Brent are acting over the next few months please do not hesitate to get in touch.”