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What House: "New homes to be built on former Hendon FC site"

"The former Hendon Football Club ground in north-west London will finally be bulldozed to make way for the construction of more than 100 new homes.

"Hendon football fans were left heartbroken when the club were forced out of their home of 82 years, back in 2008, in order to pave the way for new residential properties to be constructed on the 4.4 acre plot in Claremont Road.

"But despite long-standing plans to build new properties, the planned development has faced numerous delays due to financial constraints. However, the scheme now finally looks set to go-ahead, after a planning application was submitted to Barnet Council this month.

"According to the proposal for the project, the former football ground will be redeveloped to provide 135 residential units, comprising 84 flat in three five-storey blocks as well as 51 two- and three-storey houses.

Hendon's former football ground is located in the Brent Cross and Cricklewood area which is set to undergo a major £4bn transformation over the next 15 to 20 years.

"The Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration scheme is expected to deliver around 7,500 new homes, 27,000 jobs, three new schools, a new train station, major road improvements, a completely reinvigorated Clitterhouse Playing Fields, new community facilities and much more. Barnet Council [using its own-designed corrupt planning procedure of a single 'yes/no' planning application covering several square miles] gave the scheme the green light in 2010. Mike McGuinness, development director at Hammerson, said:
"The benefits [we prefer 'effects'] of Brent Cross Cricklewood will be felt for generations to come."

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