Brent Council give Harlesden Jubilee Clock move the green light
PUBLISHED: 15:07 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:07 18 April 2013
Iconic landmark will be repositioned as part of regeneration plans
Planning permission has been granted to move an iconic landmark in Harlesden in order to make way for a large scale regeneration project.
The Jubilee Clock, in High Street Harlesden will be moved 5 metres from its present location on a traffic island to a new home on the pavement of the High Street.
The move is taking place in order to make way for a major regeneration of the town centre in a bid to improve traffic flow and improve the area for residents.
A section of the High Street will also be part pedestrianised.
Leeroy Simpson, chair of Harlesden Town Team, which has been working alongside Brent Council and Transport for London (TfL) on the development said he welcomed the decision.
He told the Times: “We believe its [the clock’s] new location will bring it into the heart of our community and serve as a landmark which we can all be proud of.”
The planning committee unanimously passed through the application at a meeting last night (Wed).
However, the plans did attract some opposition from the Rucklidge Avenue Resident’s Association who initiated a petition calling for the clock to remain in its current place.
However, Mr Simpson added: “It was essential this happened to help ease the traffic flow and we are grateful to the planning committee for passing it through.”
The clock has been a landmark in Harlesden since it was erected in 1887, to commemorate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee and has been refurbished twice.
Work on the regeneration of Harlesden Town Centre is expected to begin at the end of May.
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