Quintain get go ahead in Wembley

Plans for 4,850 new homes, a new school and student accommodation around Wembley Stadium have been given the green light.

Quintain hope their plans will create 7,000 new jobs, as well as the new retail and leisure space and community facilities around the national stadium.

The FA had objected to the plans on a number of grounds, including damage to the “iconic view and status” of Wembley Stadium, the safety of fans travelling to and from the Stadium, and a belief that journey times getting away from the Stadium could be lengthened significantly.

However, Brent’s Planning Committee granted approval to the applications, subject to a number of conditions including ones to improve transport, safety and the exit of fans from the stadium.

A council spokesperson said: “These plans mark the next phase in the regeneration of Wembley and will create much needed new homes, jobs, leisure and educational facilities around the iconic home of football.

“While these plans will help accelerate the transformation of Wembley, the committee did consider all representations in detail and these concerns have been taken on board with the series of additional conditions which were imposed.”

“Safety always comes first and we are confident that the plans will ensure that fans and other visitors to the national stadium can continue to enjoy these facilities while providing the significant regeneration which the area needs.”

Quintain’s plans will now be subject to consideration by the Mayor of London.

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