Northwood Development (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1267
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is TfL doing to protect the 17 local "high street" businesses that will be directly affected development and keep them within the local area?

Answer

Answer for Northwood Development (2)

Answer for Northwood Development (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following clear local feedback, TfL designed the scheme to support ongoing local retail businesses rather than supermarkets or other high street brands.  TfL takes it responsibility towards its tenants seriously and has taken steps to support and assist those businesses. TfL has met frequently with tenants to offer them support with relocation during the development period and to assist those who wish to return once the development is completed. This includes proposing a phased development to enable businesses to remain trading, offering assistance with business plans, guidance on bids for units in the new development, and identify appropriate properties for relocation. TfL has agreed the first in-principle lease with one if its tenants in the event that the development proceeds.