Approved plans to create a brand new market square and 34 homes are to be set in motion by Brent Council, kick starting the transformation of the Church End Neighbourhood Centre.
Church End is one of Brent’s priority growth areas and, following a Cabinet go ahead, will see regeneration aiming to revitalise the local centre. The council hopes the local economy will be re-energised, with the market in the heart of it.
For the new market and homes to be built, the market in Church End Car Park will be closed and a temporary replacement created in Neasden Town Centre.
The redevelopment plans were granted planning permission back in 2013, following public consultation with local residents and a Site Specific Allocations document adopted in 2011 which identified the site for redevelopment.
Councillor Margaret McLennan, Lead Member for Housing and Development at Brent Council said: “What we are aiming to achieve is a revitalised market square, set in an attractive and appealing area that will be a focal point and source of pride for market traders and local residents.
“These plans have been on the table for a while now so I am happy that we can get going with actually developing the site.”