Brent Council launches consultation on basement developments in the borough

Queen's Park residents have raised concerns over an increase in basement applications

Queen's Park residents have raised concerns over an increase in basement applications - Credit: Archant

Town hall wants to change the way it reviews plans following complaints from residents

Council chiefs have launched a consultation regarding plans for a new approach to how it assesses proposals for basement developments in the borough.

Last December, the council revealed it was reviewing how to tackle the increasing number of planning applications following concerns from residents

People living in Queen’s Park, Kensal Rise and Kilburn had complained that the construction work not only disturbed their lives but they feared it could cause structural damage to their homes.

The review had thrown up a series of proposed changes which will assist the council’s planning officers in their assessment.

The views of local residents, residents’ associations and industry representatives will be sought throughout the six-week consultation which ends on August 6.

Cllr George Crane, lead member for regeneration and major projects said: “We recognise that the government has given developers the opportunity to challenge unreasonable requests for information but this is in response to concerns of local residents in areas where basement applications are increasing.

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“I hope the development industry will recognise and agree that what we seek represents good practice.”

To make your views on basement development in Brent heard click on the link at the top right of this article.

If you would like more information on the proposed changes to basement applications please contact