Approval for Cricklewood Library plans

The former Cricklewood library building has become the second former library site in Brent to be granted planning approval for redevelopment with a local group lined up to run a library in the new community space.

Brent Council’s Planning Committee voted unanimously to approve the application submitted by Cricklewood Library Ltd to provide new community space and 6 new residential apartments on the upper floors.

The application was supported by the Friends of Cricklewood Library who have been leading local resident’s ideas to provide a community facility on the site.

This decision follows the approval by the Planning Committee in July 2014 of a similar proposal to re-provide community facilities along with a residential conversion of the former Kensal Rise Library site in Bathhurst Road, which was also supported by a local group – the Friends of Kensal Rise library.

Councillor James Denselow, Lead Member for Stronger Communities at Brent Council said: “The Council now hopes that the developers of both buildings can progress the schemes as soon as possible and work closely with the Friends’ groups to bring forward the community space.”

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