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Brent Lib Dems urge Call-In by Secretary of State

 Letter for publication from Cllr. Alec Castle and Cllr. Paul Lorber

Dear Editor,

As a Liberal Democrat councillor for Dollis Hill, and the Leader of Brent Council, we wanted to let your readers know that we have written separately to John Denham MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, urging him to reject the damaging redevelopment plans for Brent Cross passed by Tory-run Barnet Council.

We have restated Brent’s formal opposition to the plans, and made clear that until key wider planning aspects of importance to us are resolved, our strong objections will remain.

The developers have paid little attention to transport issues, and without measures in place to alleviate the likely problems of thousands of extra cars and heavy freight lorries navigating the streets off Cricklewood Broadway and Edgware Road, the impact in Cricklewood, Dollis Hill and Dudden Hill would be devastating.

In our view, no work should begin until appropriate traffic measures and parking restrictions have been formally agreed and put in place. These in turn must be properly informed and influenced by a long-awaited study on the wider traffic flow around the A5 Corridor.

We will now have to see if the Labour Secretary of State is willing to support local residents and ourselves in our serious concerns about these plans. We very much hope he will, but will continue to keep residents informed as soon as we hear anything.

Yours faithfully,

Cllr. Alec Castle
(Liberal Democrat, Dollis Hill)

Cllr. Paul Lorber
(Liberal Democrat Leader, Brent Council)

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