THE decision over the future of the controversial £4.5bn Brent Cross Cricklewood project could be postponed yet again, according to Barnet Council.

Plans have been drawn up to scrap next Tuesday's scheduled meeting and hold an “unprecedented” two-day review in mid-November, to allow everyone registered to speak a chance to do so.

Campaigners against the scheme had previously criticised the council for scheduling the decision on the project, the most expensive in the history of north west London.

Councillor Maureen Braun, who will chair the committee said: “I am committed to ensuring that the widest possible range of views is heard..

“We have had a great many submissions form the public covering a wide range of issues and I am keen that everyone has a chance to make their voice heard.

“Such a meeting is unprecedented in Barnet and shows the importance we attach to both the proposals put forward and to proper public involvement and transparency in the debate about the scheme.”

In order for this to happen the committee will have to sit next week and agree to defer the decision, which was originally scheduled to be made in September.

A full council meeting on November 3 will then have to agree to suspend the committee's rules and regulations to allow the extended hearing, which would be held in the week commencing November 16.

More soon.