Developer rejects Brent Cross call-in demands

Jonathan Joseph

Jonathan Joseph

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THE man charged with overseeing the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration scheme has responded to a petition calling for a public inquiry saying there is “no reason to call in the scheme”.

Yesterday campaigners for the Coalition for a Sustainable Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration handed a 5,000 name petition asking for a call in to Communities Secretary John Denham.

However, Jonathan Joseph , the development manager for the Brent Cross Cricklewood Partners (BXCP), said: “The regeneration scheme has been the subject of rigorous scrutiny over a number of years by all the relevant statutory agencies and complies with local and regional planning policies for the creation of a town centre in the area.  “There is no reason to call in the scheme which will deliver the lasting regeneration of a long-neglected area in a comprehensive and sustainable way.

“The BXC Partners have gone to great lengths to consult and engage with the local community during the development of the plans and will continue to do so.

“Environmental sustainability is at the heart of the Brent Cross Cricklewood plans which include a range of measure that together will achieve a dramatic reduction in carbon emissions compared with current building regulations.”

He also refuted claims a power station planned for the site is an incinerator and said the figure of 29,000 extra cars on the road each day should read 9,000.

He added the scheme would deliver nearly £1bn worth of community investment in roads, transport and schools as well as a new rail station.

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8:15am Wed 10 Mar 10

dellertron says...

There should be an independent investigation into the personal links betweeen this developer and individual councillors and council officers.
There should be an independent investigation into the personal links betweeen this developer and individual councillors and council officers. dellertron
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10:09am Wed 10 Mar 10

SAC says...

An independent inquiry to ivestiage whole this development should be initiated - as being a local resident of Cricklewood I never been told of any consultation about this project until I found it by chance at a very late state.
An independent inquiry to ivestiage whole this development should be initiated - as being a local resident of Cricklewood I never been told of any consultation about this project until I found it by chance at a very late state. SAC
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12:30am Thu 11 Mar 10

Mr Worried says...

So, when will the smug Jonathan Joseph be moving in to the new development?
Will he take one of the first phase rabbit-hutch like boxes and be surrounded by the massive building site for years, or maybe he'll wait until the INCINERATOR is complete and belching out toxins before he takes residence in one of the already most polluted parts of London.
Or perhaps, like all those involved at the top of such projects, he'll take the money and run...
Incinerator/Gasifica
tion plant, Development Manager/Shyster. It’s just a matter of terminology.
How many of the architects who designed Grahame Park have ever lived on that estate?
Slum City just about sums up the BXC development.
So, when will the smug Jonathan Joseph be moving in to the new development? Will he take one of the first phase rabbit-hutch like boxes and be surrounded by the massive building site for years, or maybe he'll wait until the INCINERATOR is complete and belching out toxins before he takes residence in one of the already most polluted parts of London. Or perhaps, like all those involved at the top of such projects, he'll take the money and run... Incinerator/Gasifica tion plant, Development Manager/Shyster. It’s just a matter of terminology. How many of the architects who designed Grahame Park have ever lived on that estate? Slum City just about sums up the BXC development. Mr Worried
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7:37pm Mon 15 Mar 10

Grumblepop says...

Mr Worried, I concur, but will clear up a little point, Grahame Park was created by the GLC (Greater London Council) a predecessor to the GLA. As for the Architect, Well you are right in a way, some seniors might recall, ironically and tragically she took her own life. After Barnet Council inherited Grahame Park, there was an expensive legal battle regarding the cost to remedy the structural damage due to poor construction. I believe the history is not far wrong
Mr Worried, I concur, but will clear up a little point, Grahame Park was created by the GLC (Greater London Council) a predecessor to the GLA. As for the Architect, Well you are right in a way, some seniors might recall, ironically and tragically she took her own life. After Barnet Council inherited Grahame Park, there was an expensive legal battle regarding the cost to remedy the structural damage due to poor construction. I believe the history is not far wrong Grumblepop
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8:19pm Tue 16 Mar 10

isabeln says...

It's also very concerning that Cllr Mike Freer stepped down within days of this being approved after his scaremongering statement "This is the only plan on the table. If it's refused there's not an alternative plan."
This smacks of getting out before everyone realises this is the worst plan ever.
It's also very concerning that Cllr Mike Freer stepped down within days of this being approved after his scaremongering statement "This is the only plan on the table. If it's refused there's not an alternative plan." This smacks of getting out before everyone realises this is the worst plan ever. isabeln
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