1-13 Cricklewood Lane (Co-op etc) – revised application

Up until Friday 28th June, you can comment on the revised planning application through Barnet’s online system – click here.

The developers now propose a 9-storey tower block in the middle of Cricklewood. This is far taller than any of the other buildings in central Cricklewood, taller even than the 6-storey building on the Galtymore site at 194-196 Cricklewood Broadway will be – and that will stand head and shoulders above the buildings around it.

The application talks of “creating cityscape presence (increased mass)” in central Cricklewood, “to provide similar massing and densities as seen in the Brent Cross Master Plan”. It’s critical of the Brent Cross Master Plan because it “fails to do the same around Cricklewood station”.

The new application is still for retail space on the ground floor and possibly a basement health centre, but they now propose 145 residential units on the site. They say that there will be affordable housing and that they have an “Affordable Housing Viability Assessment” but they don’t say how much there will be; that’s “subject to discussion with the Council”. They do say it will have a separate entrance “for the convenience of the management of the affordable housing provider”.

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