Brent Council investigates MP over planning permission allegations

Sarah Teather, Brent Central MP, is accused of failing to seek consent to install yellow sign outside her Willesden office

Sarah Teather, MP for Brent Central, has been accused of not applying for planning permission for a big, yellow sign outside her new office.

Brent Council is investigating the allegation along with the claim that the Liberal Democrat politician did not apply for permission to change the use of the premises.

Her new office has been coverted from a section of a chemist.

Ms Teather moved to her new office at 70 Walm Lane, from Willesden High Road, at the end of last year.

Brent resident Mallik Mustaffa spotted the complaint on the council’s website.

He said: “Why do residents need to apply and pay fees to Brent Council for a chance to win planning permission, when it seems that MP Sarah Teather may not have?

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“Just down the road at 5 High Road, Barclays Bank had to apply for permission for its illuminated signs.

A council spokesman said the local authority had received a complaint and would investigate further.

A spokesman for Ms Teather’s office failed to comment.