Brent Cross (2)

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Have you been content to consider the Brent Cross scheme under its still-current supplement to the London Plan, which predicts over 29,000 extra vehicle movements per working day in the area?

Will you still be undertaking Stage II planning determination of the scheme against those criteria?


Answer for Brent Cross (2)

Answer for Brent Cross (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The most recent Brent Cross application was made under section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act. This is in effect a minor material amendment to the 2010 permission. In my response to Barnet Council in January 2014 I advised that I support the regeneration benefits of the scheme and recommended they work with TfL to mitigate the transport aspects and ensured that TfL are a signatory to the section 106 agreement so that they can fulfil their strategic transport role. As a section 73 application there is no formal stage 2 determination, and I do not have any strategic planning remit at this stage. That said, TfL continue to work closely with Barnet Council to determine the subsequent reserved matters and ensure that any transport obligations are fulfilled as required.