Exhibition of controversial development plans in Willesden Green to go on display

The Queensbury Pub in Walm Lane

The Queensbury Pub in Walm Lane - Credit: Archant

The Queensbury Pub in Walm Lane faces demolition

Bumps and Babies are based in the pub

Bumps and Babies are based in the pub - Credit: Archant

An exhibition featuring controversial development plans in Willesden Green will take place next week.

Fairview Homes will showcase an updated version of their proposals for a former Conservative Club building in Walm Lane.

The original plans sparked anger with residents after it was revealed in October 2012 that the Queensbury Pub, which is on part of the site, would be demolished to make room for a 10-stroey block of flats.

A campaign was launched which received the backing of a host of known names including Sarah Teather, Lib Dem MP for Brent Central, former Mayor of London and Cricklewood-resident Ken Livingstone and boyband The Wanted.

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The pub is also home to two baby and parent groups.

In June this year Fairview Homes withdrew the application which would see the pub demolished but in an email leaked to the Times they indicated retaining the building is not in their revised plans.

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In place of the pub it suggests a community space such as a café or restaurant in order to accommodate the groups.

Sujata Aurora of the Save The Queensbury group said: “We urge Fairview to go back to the drawing board and devise a scheme which preserves The Queensbury and builds around it, rather than demolishes it.”

The exhibition takes place at St Gabriel’s Church Hall on the corner of Anson road and Chichele Road, Cricklewood, on July 17 and 18 between 3 - 7pm.

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