The transformation of Church End and the delivery of 1,300 much-needed new homes is set to begin after Brent’s Cabinet approved a key planning document in May 2023. 

The Church End Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was developed with the local community and sets the vision for the area that will be achieved over the next two decades.

The Masterplan will guide the redevelopment of Church End, one of the borough’s priority growth areas. It will set a clear framework to create a prosperous and resilient neighbourhood that values and respects its existing communities.  

It will also be used to assess future planning applications to ensure new developments are well-designed with the right infrastructure for the local community.

Key elements of the plan include a new town centre market square, at least 1,300 new homes and a new secondary school. There will also be improved streets, crossings and cycle routes throughout the area and to Dollis Hill and Neasden Underground stations.

Councillor Shama Tatler, cabinet member for Planning, Regeneration and Growth, said:

“The approval and adoption of the Church End SPD is a significant step forward for the regeneration of the area.

“We are entering a very exciting chapter for Church End that will bring with it lots of positive changes for the local community.

“I want to thank all the residents and businesses that helped us shape this important document. Your insight has been invaluable. Particularly the feedback from young people to ensure regeneration represents their needs. Several of your recommendations have been incorporated into the plan, including improved access to existing spaces and new youth facilities.

“We are also working closely with the Church End community on an exciting film that explores the Masterplan in more detail – watch this space!

“The future is bright for Church End, and I can’t wait to see the area come alive with new opportunities for local people.”

The document can be found here.

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