Brent Cross Cricklewood planning application
In December 2005 the Cricklewood, Brent Cross and West Hendon Regeneration Area Development Framework was adopted by the council and the Mayor of London as Supplementary Planning Guidance.
This Development Framework was produced in collaboration with the Mayor and the Greater London Authority, landowners and developers in order to guide and inform the design and delivery of the development with the aim of achieving high quality comprehensive redevelopment of the area around a new sustainable mixed use town centre spanning the North Circular Road .
The UDP policies relating to Brent Cross-Cricklewood were saved by a Direction of the Secretary of State, dated 13 May 2009.
The London Plan and the UDP saved policies combined with the Development Framework establishes a series of strategic principles for the comprehensive redevelopment of the area to create a new town centre, the overall vision for which is set out in UDP Policy GCrick in the following terms:
‘The Cricklewood, Brent Cross and West Hendon Regeneration Area will be a major focus for the creation of new jobs and homes, building upon the area’s strategic location and its key rail facilities. All new development will be built to the highest standards of design as well as to the highest environmental standards. A new town centre, developed over the Plan period, will be fully integrated into the regeneration scheme.’
The Development Framework expands upon this vision and provides detailed guidance within the scope of the saved UDP policies as to what will be acceptable to support regeneration in terms of land uses, design principles and housing densities.
A hybrid planning application to establish a master plan and framework for the comprehensive regeneration of the Brent Cross Cricklewood Area in accordance with relevant development plan policies was submitted by a partnership of key landowners and developers (BXC Development Partners) in March 2008. This followed and resulted in extensive pre and post application consultation with the council, the GLA, Transport for London , the Highways Agency, the Environment Agency and other agencies and stakeholders including the local community. In November 2009 the council resolved to approve the hybrid application subject to completion of a Section 106 Agreement.