Poll results: readers support Brent Cross Regeneration

Times Series: An artists impression of what the newly improved Brent Cross could look like An artists impression of what the newly improved Brent Cross could look like

More than half of the people who took part in a Times Series poll support regeneration at Brent Cross shopping centre.

A total of 279 people gave their views in an online vote on the £4billion project, the biggest planning application in the history of north west London, which was approved last week.

Although many have spoken against the proposals - a total of 54 per cent of voters said they support the development.

But 46 per cent of people are against the plans to turn the shopping centre into a West-End type retail park, dubbed the “jewel in Barnet’s crown”.

During last week’s planning meeting at Hendon Town Hall, many criticised the proposed 'living Bridge', a new pedestrian and cycle route across the North Circular Road.

Others feared plans to concrete over Cricklewood Green Space would mean losing the area's only “lung” to pollution.

But developers Standard Life and Hammerson called it a “major step” towards turning the area into a “thriving new town”.

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6:00pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Jon10 says...

Hopefully they didn't put you in charge of choosing the wording for the Scottish Independence vote!

Is it "approval" for THIS Brent Cross plan, or ANY Brent Cross regeneration? Specific or general??

Do YES voters support the waste incinerator? The 140m-high chimney? The overwhelming use of more cars? The concreting over of two play areas next to Brent Terrace? The loss of 400 mostly perfectly okay houses and flats? The concreting over of Cricklewood's only green space, and on the same planning application as the new John Lewis shop over a mile away? ...
Hopefully they didn't put you in charge of choosing the wording for the Scottish Independence vote! Is it "approval" for THIS Brent Cross plan, or ANY Brent Cross regeneration? Specific or general?? Do YES voters support the waste incinerator? The 140m-high chimney? The overwhelming use of more cars? The concreting over of two play areas next to Brent Terrace? The loss of 400 mostly perfectly okay houses and flats? The concreting over of Cricklewood's only green space, and on the same planning application as the new John Lewis shop over a mile away? ... Jon10

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