CAMPAIGNERS have reiterated calls for a public inquiry over the Brent Cross Cricklewood plans, which were passed to Mayor of London Boris Johnson for approval yesterday.

Barnet Council took more than three months to iron out the fine details of the section 106 funding with developers the Brent Cross Cricklewood Partners after permission was granted by councillors in November.

However, a coalition of more than 20 residents' and interest groups set up to oppose the plans fear they will bring vast amounts of traffic to the area and the extra homes represent overdevelopment Now Lia Colacicco, the co-ordinator of the Coalition for a Sustainable Brent Cross Cricklewood, has urged residents to write to the Secretary of State to call for a public inquiry.

She said: “Barnet has taken a long time to make these plans, I would have thought these sorts of details would have been sorted out before the plans went to committee.

“I don't hold much hope Boris will not approve them, but the Secretary of State John Denham could decide he wants a public inquiry, which is our best hope.

“Then the plans would be looked at by objective experts and residents would really be able to have their say about them.”

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