Sudbury Town plan passes referendum

The Sudbury Town Neighbourhood Plan has passed its referendum.

It is the first Neighbourhood Plan in Brent and only the third in London.

The work to promote the plan was led by the Sudbury Town neighbourhood forum with support from the London Borough of Brent.

It was examined by a planning inspector earlier in the year, and has now passed public referendum with 94% of the 960 votes cast (a turnout of 16.38%) in favour.

The plan seeks to restrict the number of hot-food takeaways on the High Street, and to allocate CIL contributions to public realm improvements, and new community facilities. It aims to create a “greener, cleaner, safer Sudbury Town” and seeks to promote a mix of uses within Sudbury town centre, protect open space, set design standards and also support development that strengthens Vale Farm as a centre for sports excellence.

Councillor Margaret McLennan, Lead Member for Housing and Development at Brent Council said: “It is fantastic to see how this local community has worked together to create Brent’s first ever Neighbourhood Plan.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone on their effort and hope that other people will be inspired by their hard work and dedication, which will certainly pay off in helping shape their local area in the future.”

The new Neighbourhood Plan for Sudbury will now be used by Brent Council to guide development and planning decisions in the Sudbury area.

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