Councillors on Brent Council’s Planning Committee took all of five minutes to approve plans for 76 flats and retail space at 3 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware.
The plans received only two letters of objection following a thorough community consultation exercise led by Cratus. Previous attempts to gain planning permission had been met with severe opposition by local groups and residents. The plans, approved last month, sees a derelict, unused building, that is an eyesore, demolished to make way for high quality social housing as well as units to be sold to the private market. The plans included an innovative communal garden to the rear of the development. This served to soften the outlook for the residents that are closest to the development. This was a key message utilised by Cratus throughout the consultation process which resulted in the low level of objections from local residents.
Ben Sherreard, Director at Cratus said:
“We are obviously delighted to get planning permission on our projects. However what made this one particularly special was the obvious impact that our consultation had. To receive only two letters of objection from local residents when previous attempts to gain planning consent had been met by such opposition was extremely good.”
If you have a planning application that requires a community consultation programme and political intelligence and support then contact Ben or Nick at Cratus straight away at [email protected]