Postcodes: HA0, HA9, NW10, NW9, NW2, NW2, NW6, HA3
Brent was, until around the middle of the 19th century, mainly country villages and hamlets. With the coming of the railway, in particular the Metropolitan underground line, much construction took place. In 1965 the former metropolitan boroughs of Wembley and Willesden were amalgamated and the Borough of Brent created. The borough is home to the iconic Wembley Stadium.
Get Planning and Architecture has overseen a number of successful projects in the London borough of Brent. Our team of experts have worked on a wide range of projects here, and are familiar with the Local Planning Authority.
Brent Planning & Conservation Areas
Conservation areas are sites of historical or architectural importance. Building and redevelopment can be a more complex process due to more planning regulations and constraints applying within such areas. However our highly trained staff have the expertise to address more challenging planning and design issues. We achieve the aims of our clients both on an aesthetic and functional level whilst adhering to regulations set out by the local planning authority.
Brent conservation areas:
Barn Hill, North Kilburn, Brondesbury, Northwick Circle, Buck Lane Kingsbury, Paddington Cemetery, Harlesden, Queen’s Park, Homestead Park, Roe Green Village, Kensal Green, South Kilburn, Kilburn St Andrews, Lawns Court Sudbury Cottage, Mapesbury, Sudbury Court,Mount Stewart, Wembley High Street, Neasden Village, Willesden Green
Planning in Brent
Major areas within the London Borough of Brent are: Alperton, Brondesbury Park, Dollis Hill, Dudden Hill, Harlesden, Mapesbury, Stonebridge, Welsh Harp, Willesden Green, Barnhill, Fryent, Kenton, Northwick Park, Preston, Queensbury, Sudbury, Tokyngton, Wembley Central, Kensal Green, Kilburn and Queen’s Park.
The 2011 census recorded the population of Brent at around 311,200 with approximately 110,300 households. Since then however the number of properties has risen further. In December 2015 Datastore, a government website, found it had reached 114 890. With the ever increasing population comes a need for even more housing.
Get Planning and Architecture team have expertly designed many new properties and extensions along with: site appraisal, appeals, new build, flat conversion, change of use, design and access, CAD presentation, property development, commercial extensions, heritage statement, building regulations and permitted development. Our team liaise closely with both client and the local planning authority ensuring we provide an expert service and comply with all regulations.
The team at Get Planning and Architecture has Chartered Planners (members of the Royal Town Planning Institute RTPI) and Chartered Architects (members of the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA). Team Members have a lot of experience in planning and development so we are able to assist in all aspects of architecture right from the initial planning stages through to the completed project and with any design and planning issues that may arise.
Brent Planning Applications & Appeals
There are around 90 planning applications submitted each week and, whilst it may vary, about 3 appeals made each week.
As a long time established business, Get Planning and Architecture understands all the complexities that can arise when planning to build in listed buildings or conservation areas and when a planning application has been refused by the local planning authority. We have worked on many challenging developments and have had a high level of success winning appeals.
Planning permission has been granted for 5000 new rental homes in the London Borough of Brent. British based property investors and developers, Quintain, are in the final phase of their redevelopment in Wembley Park. They had announced an 800 million pound building project with 3000 new flats surrounding Wembley Stadium by the end of 2017. A further 2000 properties are in the pipeline over the next 7 years. Making it the largest development site for rental properties in the UK.
Planning permission was also given for a 7 acre park, a primary school, restaurants, various shops and newly landscaped “London Square”. The scheme is in response to London’s housing shortage and need for good quality, affordable homes. Chief executive of Quintain, Angus Dodd stated “Our commitment to build to rent at Wembley Park means we can deliver the homes London needs far faster than if we were selling homes privately and ensures they will be occupied very shortly after they are complete”.
The rental homes are available either furnished, part-furnished or unfurnished. Facilities offered include cinema rooms, communal lounges, gardens, roof terraces, gyms and underground parking. Each property has no agent or inventory fee and a reduced deposit. Utility bills and broadband are included in the rent. Some are also being offered at discounted rates for those on low wages.
Once completed it is estimated the project will have created 8500 permanent jobs across various sectors.
Brent Contact Information
Brent – Local Planning Authority
Brent Civic Centre
Wembley HA9 0FJ
For more information, visit www.brent.gov.uk