Search

Plans for Cricklewood Library withdrawn at 11th hour

12:34 17 October 2013

Cricklewood Library

Cricklewood Library

Archant

Controversial plans for Cricklewood Library were withdrawn yesterday, Wednesday, just hours before Brent Council were due to make a decision on its future.

Property developer Andrew Gillick, who planned to demolish the building and replace it with 10 flats and a multi-functional 2,000 square feet community hub, told the Times why he made the 11th hour decision.

He said: “I’m coming up with an alternative scheme.

“The plans are not drawn yet.”

Mr Gillick, of Chelsea-based Platinum Revolver Ltd, said he will hold a public consultation on his revised plans for the former library in Olive Road but would not reveal the changes he intends to make.

The Friends of Cricklewood Library had criticised Mr Gillick’s plans, claiming the hub would be too small to meet the needs of Cricklewood’s growing population.

It is also looking at using the Localism Act to get the building listed as an “asset of community value.”

A spokesperson for FCL was unavailable for comment.

Latest News Stories

37 minutes ago
Cllr Roxanne Mashari

The implementation of the London Living Wage (LLW) policy by Brent Council could drive up a forecasted multi-million pound budget deficit by £11m, a council report reveals.

Yesterday, 17:30
The Duke of Gloucester lent his support to the campaign

A member of the Royal Family paid a visit to Kensal Green Cemetery today to lend his support for a campaign to preserve historic structures at the site.

Yesterday, 13:12
Sex attacker: Patrick Wickens (Pic credit: Met Police)

A sex fiend who attacked a woman and stole her money after following her off a bus in Kensal Rise has been jailed.

Yesterday, 12:14
Lindsay Wesker, right, and Dave VJ

A special event to discuss black British music radio stations will take place in Harlesden this evening.

Most read news

Biffo and Bobo better stay away from the town of Vendargues this Halloween.

As a state of emergency is declared in Burkina Faso, what does the future hold for its president and people?

It might not be moving very fast but it’s still causing problems.

After staging an Ebola-themed night, a nightclub has been forced to make an apology after hundreds complained about the tasteless event.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Brent & Kilburn Times e-edition today E-edition