First images released of how £4bn Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration will look

How the Brent Cross Cricklewood development will look

How the Brent Cross Cricklewood development will look - Credit: Archant

Controversial plans will include a new pedestrian bridge and major transport improvements

How the Brent Cross Cricklewood development will look

How the Brent Cross Cricklewood development will look - Credit: Archant

The developers behind the controversial Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration project have released two images today of how the area could look following a revision of their plans.

The £4billion scheme, which campaigners have been battling against, will see the shopping centre in Hendon double in size and a large scale regeneration of the Cricklewood area.

Hammerson and Standard Life Investments have made three improvements to the plans; a better Brent Cross Shopping Centre, a new pedestrian bridge and faster delivery of some of the major transport improvements.

The plans will now go on public display for feedback from Sunday until July 6, before being finalised and submitted to Barnet Council later this year as an amendment to the current outline planning permission granted in 2010.

Once completed the scheme will also include 7,500 new homes, 27,000 jobs, three new schools, a new train station, major road improvements, a completely reinvigorated Clitterhouse Playing Fields, new community facilities and much more.

Members of the Brent Cross Coalition protest group believe the proposals will result in thousands of extra cars travelling through the area.

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They also say the doubling of the shopping centre and a proposed installation of an incinerator on the border of Brent will have a detrimental effect on the community.

Mike McGuinness, development director at Hammerson, said: “These amendments will create a world class destination for shopping, dining and leisure as part of a new town centre for the area which will be delivered over the coming years.

“A network of covered streets and spaces at Brent Cross will provide a fantastic environment for shoppers and local people alike and a new wide green bridge over the North Circular Road for pedestrians and cyclists only will unite both sides of the road.

“Tens of millions of pounds are also committed to transport improvements across the whole and we are proposing to bring forward many of these works into the first phase so that the whole regeneration plan can move forward.”

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