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Harlesden says yes to new neighbourhood plan

PUBLISHED: 13:10 04 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:10 04 June 2019

Aerial view of Harlesden  (Picture: Brent Council)

Aerial view of Harlesden (Picture: Brent Council)

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Harlesden neighbours have voted overwhelming to have influence over developments where they live.

More than 89 per cent chose to support a new neighbourhood plan in a referendum on May 30.

The Harlesden Neighbourhood plan, created by the Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum, sets out a 15-year vision for the area and contains planning policies and community aspirations to achieve it.

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The plan was supported by 1,139 voters and was rejected by 132 voters.

It is now set to become a statutory document and will guide development within the area alongside other planning policies.

Cllr Tatler, Brent Council's regeneration and planning chief, said: "The community members of the Harlesden Neighborhood Forum put a lot of hard work into creating this neighborhood plan and they now have the support of the local residents to make it a legal document."

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