Brent Cross multi-storey car park

Meeting: 
MQT on 2001-01-24
Session date: 
January 24, 2001
Reference: 
2001/0033
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As the Mayor supports the Secretary of States original decision on Brent Cross does this include the Secretary of States granting of Planning permission for a new multi-storey car park?

Answer

Answer for Brent Cross multi-storey car park

Answer for Brent Cross multi-storey car park

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I supported the principle objection to the scheme to reject the retail extension. I did not support the approval of the car park. The Secretary of State's approval of the car park but rejection of the shopping centre extension may at first sight seem perverse. However, I understand the Secretary of State considered that the new car park would involve the reallocation of existing car parking spaces and improved layout and circulation, rather than any overall increase in parking numbers. On this basis he found the car park proposals acceptable and granted permission.