Decision details

Church End redevelopment update and investment proposals

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To agree that capital investment is made available as per the investment appraisal.

To agree the procurement approach.

To authorise to appropriate identified land.

To agree to Stopping Up and Public Highways recommendations.

Note existing Church End market arrangements will be terminated.

Note the Council is still pursuing the CPO and Land Swap.


(i)         that capital investment of £8.2m be made to bring forward the 34 planning consented homes on the Council’s portion of the site, comprising 33 flats for sale or rent and 1 affordable home along, with the non-residential floorspace and a market square, subject to resolving planning requirements.


(ii)        that the Strategic Director of Resources in consultation with the Chief Legal Officer and Chief Finance Officer be authorised to appropriate the land shown coloured pink and green on the plan in Appendix [1] to the report, comprising the Church End Car Park and other land to be acquired by the Council by agreement or compulsory purchase (“the Site“) for the planning purposes of facilitating the development or redevelopment of the Site when the Church End Car Park is no longer required for the purposes for which it is held immediately before appropriation pursuant to the provisions of section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972.


(iii)       that officers make a submission to the General Purposes Committee, to stop up the paths on the car park site and landscaped area; that Eric Road remains as Public Highway; and that the new market square site will be adopted as Public Highway, as outlined in Appendix 2 to the report;


(iv)       that it be noted that Officers are still pursing the CPO and land swap as detailed in the March 2013 report to Cabinet, but that the funding arrangements have changed as outlined in Section 4 of the report;


(v)        that it be noted that the existing Church End market arrangements will be terminated and that a replacement market facility is proposed in Neasden Town Centre, that the existing market operator has been informed, and that following Cabinet approval a consultation exercise will be undertaken with stall holders.

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: Dudden Hill; Harlesden; Welsh Harp;

Contact: Sarah Chaudhry, Head of Strategic Property Email: Tel: 020 8937 1705.

Report author: Sarah Chaudhry

Publication date: 22/01/2016

Date of decision: 20/01/2016

Decided at meeting: 20/01/2016 - Cabinet

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