Brent Council Cabinet has approved plans to look at Brentfield Road in Stonebridge as the site for new homes.
Plans were brought forward by the Brent Community Land Trust, a group made up of local residents, who are supported by Community Led Housing London, in their ambitions to provide affordable housing across the whole of the borough.
If the project secures planning permission, it would transform a small parking lot and eight disused garages into much-needed homes for Brent residents. All of the homes would be priced at an affordable rent in line with the average local income for people already living in the area.
Atara Fridler, Chair of Brent CLT, said: “We’re so pleased to be working with Brent Council and the local community to realise our vision of delivering much-needed homes in Brent. We can’t wait to see how a community led approach to the design, planning and management of homes at this site can help us deliver more affordable housing for local people controlled by local people.”
Brent CLT is exploring designs that would maximise use of the site, recognising how difficult it is for those with low incomes to secure affordable housing in the private rented sector.
Cllr Promise Knight, Cabinet Member for Housing, Homelessness and Renters’ Security, said: “This is the first, exciting step in Brent CLT’s journey towards providing genuinely affordable homes for Brent residents.
“I am looking forward to seeing how this project progresses in its engagement with the local community who will be invited to share their ideas throughout the design, planning and construction stages.”
Brent CLT was established in 2020 and is an independent, not for profit, membership organisation. You can find out more about Brent CLT and register for updates on how to get involved on www.brentclt.org.uk