Decision on Town Square bid for Willesden Green Library to be made next week

Willesden Green Library

Willesden Green Library - Credit: Archant

Outcome, which could scupper redevelopment plans, has been delayed

Residents attempting to register the area outside Willesden Green Library as a Town Square in an attempt to stall development, will not hear an outcome until next week.

The town square bid was due to be decided on last weekend but the outcome has been delayed.

The bid, which is being spearheaded by Keep Willesden Green member Martin Redston, could still put a halt to developments if his claims are accepted.

Mr Redston is claiming the area in front of the reading room has been a public square for more than 20 years in a bid to stop a developer from rebuilding Willesden Library and encroaching on the space.

Brent Council’s planning committee granted planning consent “in principle” at a meeting at the end of last month.