Comments on planning application 12/2373

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  • 12/08/2013 - 66 Dartmouth Rd., , London , London , NW2 4HA . Objection: 110 Walm Lane ¿ Second consultation I attended the second consultation for 110 Walm Lane arranged by Fairview and I am very disappointed that they have not removed the 10 story tower. This development should not exceed 6 stories. This height would be lower than the other ugly block of flats already built on the other side of the railway bridge, over the Sainsburys Local. It would also fit with the new attractive modest 5 stories block next door at 112 Walm Lane. If more than 6 floors are allowed it indicates planning permissions are a game of follow my leader precedents and one tall block leads to another taller one. This cynical process is exploited by developers everywhere and should not be allowed. The Southern part of Mapesbury is already visually blighted by the ugly blue concrete 1960s block of flats on Shoot Up Hill visible from many gardens and the local streets. We should learn from this mistake and not create the same loss of visual amenity by allowing an intrusive tower block at the north end of Mapesbury, Why should local people already living in the area have to be abused in this way by arrogant egotistical development. Why not build to a slightly bigger footprint, have the same number of flats, but don¿t spoil the skyline. There is another nearby example of this arrogant 1960s attitude on Mill Lane in West Hampstead next to the railway bridge where a terribly intrusive 1960s block visible literally for miles around was built and has visually offended for over 40 years now. This is architectural arrogance whereby one man¿s ego is ruining many peoples visual amenity. At the presentation the Architect for number 112 said to me he was impressed by his design, he claimed it is what Willesden Green needs, a ¿landmark building¿ to impress people as they come out of the station! I think he is completely wrong. Willesden Green does not need to worry about impressing people. The £1 to £2 million local property prices indicates that it is Fairview who have been impressed by Willesden green and they want to profit from Willesden Green being a very desirable place to build expensive flats and the top two floors of the proposed tower are planned to be a duplex apartment! Everyone I ask says get rid of the tower, it¿s an Architect¿s ego trip. The extra four floors of the tower from 7 to 10 add just a few flats to the development that could easily be accommodated within the main body of the building and nobody would object, or even notice. If the proposed 10 storey tower is permitted this will be a precedent for two more even higher towers on the other two corners of the Walm Lane railway station bridge. Only very recently Number 112 Walm Lane was limited to a modest and acceptable 5 stories due to strong local objections to the application for 6 stories. So if the same planning process were now to allow 10 stories next door at 110 it would put the whole planning process into a very poor cynical state of affairs, there would be no rational logic in such a decision. How can 5 floors be right for 112 next to the existing Conservative club building and then suddenly 10 floors is appropriate development next to a five storey 112. This sort of thing makes a mockery of planning policies. If number 112 was 10 floors between the masses of the Conservative Club and Westley Court it would be just like what is now proposed for the 110 site where a ten story tower is proposed rising out of the surrounding mass of the bulk of the proposed building and neighbours.
  • 19/07/2013 - . Objection
  • 05/07/2013 - 19 Riffel Road , London , NW2 4PB . Objection
  • 26/06/2013 - 41 St. Gabriel's Road , London , NW2 4DT . Objection
  • 07/06/2013 - 96 dewsbury road , Dollis hill , Greater london , Nw10 1ep. Objection: As someone who has recently moved to this area the Queensbury has been a much needed resource to socialise and integrate with the community. It is the only welcoming and accessible public house in the entire area that is actually smart and adds to the area. Without it I would definitely be looking to move elsewhere as there would be nowhere in the area that is smart, clean and friendly to drink,, eat and socialise and be able to walk home afterwards. The building itself is beautiful and in contrast to the rest of the high street that now appears very downmarket in my opinion. It would be a huge mistake to lose this asset to the area!!!! Think again.
  • 31/05/2013 - 110 Walm Lane , London , NW2 4RS . Objection: This simply will ruin Willesden Green. The pub is the ONLY safe and welcoming pub in the area and the ONE reason we moved into Willesden. It is the beating heart of the village and you will absolutely destroy Willesden Green if you take away its only social hotspot. What's the first thing ALL of the local estate agents mention when "selling" Willesden green? It's the Queensbury. If you can tell me an alternative I will listen. But I have loved here for ten years. There isn't one. Don't let the many lose for the corporate that will profit. I bet you don't even live here do you? I didn't think so.
  • 29/05/2013 - 71A Dartmouth road , London , NW2 4EP . Comment: I am not against the height. I feel locals are making a knee jerk reaction to the height yet a slender tall building I believe would only compliment the church spire and the block on the other side of the tracks. London needs more housing and kid adequately planned and good detailing. I support taller developments ESP if this makes it a variable proposition for a developer. Whilst the proposals are in a conservation area it is typical within this conservation area to have bigger/ bolder building on corners Y concern is more with the design of the tower t o ensure its fits with the conservation areas character. Thus NO to the glass balcony railings The tower should reduce in size as it gets taller too
  • 29/05/2013 - 71A Dartmouth road , London , NW2 4EP . Comment: Please make sure that as per your current UDP that new developments make a contribution to renewing and /or planting street tees in the immediate area to help enhance the visual amenity for the occupants and neighbours There are some missing near by in both Dartmouth and Walm lane and some are leaning to much and at risk. I know that S20 agreements have changes but I also know that you can still lawfully request- earmark - a financial contribution towards street tree enhancement
  • 24/05/2013 - 59 Ellesmere Road , London , NW10 1LJ. Objection: This planning application and proposed number / type of apartments will do nothing to alleviate Brent's housing need and everything to destroy community amenity. In the absence of a coherent Strategy for Willesden Green this is an opportunist proposal which fails to make maximum use of the site and existing building. The design is not befitting the location: it detracts from the Grade II listed building opposite; it demolishes a venue used for socialising since the early 1900s and is heavily used today. Brent Council Policy CP23 is clearly relevant. Plans do not meet adopted core strategy objective 7 and policy CP2. The site is not listed in Brent's Site Specific Allocations. It is therefore not a priority site for development. The London Plan 2011 protects the existing public house. The National Planning Policy Framework, paragraph 70 specifically protects public houses. The building is worthy of local listing and this should be considered via this planning process. The proposed replacement building detracts from the conservation area. The building's current use makes it a clear candidate as an asset of community value and no decision should be taken until this is considered. The applications are misleading (graphics showing cafés that do not exist); highly subjective (underplaying the current building's use); and claims that the community are in favour of this scheme (which it does) are clearly wildly exaggerated. Six businesses including two charities will be affected or will close yet the application makes no reference to this. Activities for approx 100 families a week will cease. Brent's gain will be just 4 affordable, family sized houses yet the applicant's gain will be an estimated sale value of £40m. Brent's policies, London policies and national policies seek to protect buildings such as this. Far from approving these plans, Brent council should be placing an Article 4 direction on the building to protect it from such an aggressive, opportunistic and inappropriate development.
  • 30/04/2013 - 1 Trinity Court , Anson Road , London , NW2 6AZ . Objection: I have lived in Willesden Green for six years and I believe that the Queensbury is an integral part of the community. It is a safe and well run pub, terrific restaurant and a community hub. Its sister business, the Queensbury Deli, has helped the regeneration of Willesden Green and in all likelihood it will close if the Queensbury is lost. The Queensbury is one of the few pubs I feel comfortable in when the Football World Cup is underway; they completely rearrange their layout to contain the noise of the football coverage so that people can watch football in the back or enjoy a meal and a drink in the bar area. This thoughtful approach to the needs of local people sets them apart from other establishments. The Queensbury is a distinctive building and demolishing it would detract from the character of the Mapesbury Conservation Area. A modern ten storey building would be out of place in Willesden Green, it would not be in harmony with the surrounding buildings. One of many valuable functions the Queensbury serves for the local community is hosting mother and baby and mother and toddler groups. I very much hope that Brent Council would not deprive new mothers of this vital community facility.
  • 30/04/2013 - Flat 1 Oman Court, Oman Avenue , London , NW2 6AY . Objection: The proposed development is not in keeping with the majority of buildings nearby; 110 Walm Lane is an attractive building and part of a conservation area. The Queensbury is a destination; it is a success story that Brent should be proud of - in difficult economic times it has become a hub, attracting people to it from outside the locality and giving nearby residents another opportunity for somewhere to go - throughout the day and evening. It has done this by putting particular effort into how it presents itself and how it engages with the local community through daytime activities at the site and its deli. The loss of 110 Walm Lane as it is now would deprive Willesden Green of a number of amenities: a place for people to socialise, facilities for families and a car park too. But, as many has said, it would also put Willesden Green the road to being another domitory settlement. Brent could well do without losing the income that is currently generated by this building, and the all-round benefits for society and attractiveness of the area. Yes, we need housing but there are many other sites within the borough that could be developed for flats such as those proposed. And such flats would actually improve some sites. But not this one; the proposed development of 110 Walm Lane would lose more than it gains.
  • 30/04/2013 - Flat 2 , 58 Teignmouth Road , London , NW2 4DX . Objection: I have been a resident of the area for 3 years and will be staying here for years to come. Ever since I moved to the area I have considered the Queensbury pub as the heart and soul of Willesden Green, supporting the community and providing a hub for people to meet and socialise. It doesn't matter what time of the day or which day of the week you walk past there is a buzz about the place that you do not get with anywhere else in the area. It also has special meaning to me following an experience I had within the first 2 weeks of moving to the area when I accidentally locked myself out of my flat after taking out the rubbish. It was a cold October evening and I was stranded with no phone and no wallet in my pyjamas. I knew that my flatmate was out for the evening and was not expected back for hours. I went to the Queensbury and was given a cup of tea and use of the phone to call my flatmate. This made me feel welcome and epitomises the friendly and community atmosphere which the Queensbury is so famous for amongst the residents of Willesden. To destroy the pub would be to destroy the spirit of WIllesden Green. Since I have lived here, I have seen the Willesden Green area thrive and prosper. I for one would like to see this continue. By replacing the Queensbury with an ugly block of soulless flats would only harm the area and detract from much of the charm of the Mapesbury Conservation area as well as removing the great support that the Queensbury has given to the local community over the years. I believe that as the name suggests, we should be conserving the area and not allowing it to be overrun with horrendous looking buildings which will ultimately ruin the Willesden.
  • 28/04/2013 - 5 Meredith Avenue , London , NW2 4AG . Objection
  • 08/04/2013 - 248A High Road , London , NW10 2NX. Objection: I am responding regarding the proposed demolition of the Queensbury Public House in Willesden Green. I believe this would be a terrible loss of a well loved and thriving business. This is the only decent place for the local people to go out in the evening and would be a big loss to the area. It has a lot of community events and a mother and toddler group. This would have a very negative effect on all residents. The proposed building of flats is not what local people want as it is a ugly, modern building with no character that would look terrible in a few years time. Without the Queensbury there would be no heart in this community, I really hope the council do the right thing and refuse this application. Fairview Homes does not care about the local community, they are only interested in making money.
  • 08/04/2013 - 4A Streatley Road , London , NW6 7LH . Objection: The proposal will change the look and feel of this little area that is a community hub. There are so many people who go there and it is not only a pub but a strong part of the community. Taking it away will only add to anti social behaviour and distance the community. Another block of flats will only serve the cheapen this area. We need to move forward to make nicer living spaces not backwards.
  • 02/04/2013 - 5 Ashfield Road Gosforth , Newcastle , NE3 4XL . Objection: As a former resident of Willesden I am appalled by the notion that the Queensbury pub on 110a Walm Lane is under threat. Brent council signed up for the Sustainable Communities Act. If that means anything you will have no choice but to reject this planning application on the grounds that the pub is thriving, very popular and a hub for the community. I remember going there on numerous occasions for music events or simply to enjoy the outdoor area. When I had visitors staying with me they frequently pointed to the Queensbury as the place to go for a drink when we were looking for a pub. This is simply because of its lively community atmosphere. Reject the planning application.
  • 26/03/2013 - 26 Olive Road NW2 6TX . Objection: The Queensbury is a beautiful building which represents the historic domestic architecture of Willesden. The pub is a hub of the communuty where friends and visitors can meet and socialise. We are already losing our libraries; the cinema has gone ... what next? We do not want soulless flats destroying the social fabric or the character of the community. Over development and increased population will only create more social problems if there are no amenities for a community. Brent is selling out to the developers = GREED. This plan is totally inappropriate for this location.
  • 26/03/2013 - 14 Sheldon Road , London , NW2 3AJ . Objection: I object to the demolition of the Queensbury Pub because it is the one charming public house in the area. Plus it serves excellent food and wine. There is quite enough space in the car park behind to build flats and by retaining the Edwardian pub and garden at front would be in keeping with the Mapesbury CONSERVATION area.
  • 26/03/2013 - 52B Oaklands Road , London , NW2 6DH . Objection: The Queensbury Pub is about the best thing that there is in Willesden Green. To knock it down would be a disaster for the area - there are almost no other decent pubs in the area. It's a vital community space and a focal point for the regeneration of the area. There are plenty of new flat being built in the area - for example in the library development - but if they are built at the expense of amenities, then Willesden will become an area people sleep, and then travel away from to shop, eat, socialise or work. Don't know down the Queensbury.
  • 18/03/2013 - 22A Cranhurst Road , London , NW2 4LN . Objection: My husband and I strongly object to this project because if the following: 1. Loss of public house/community facility Brent Council¿s CP23 protects community and cultural facilities. The London Plan 2011 prohibits unacceptable loss of an operational public house which performs an important community role. The National Planning Policy Framework, paragraph 70 specifically protects public houses. 2. Loss of a building in a conservation area The Queensbury is a handsome building that is in harmony with the rest of the Mapesbury Conservation Area. Brent Council¿s policy BE27 is that buildings in a conservation area cannot be demolished, partly demolished or in any substantial way altered unless they positively detract from the character or appearance of the Conservation Area. 3. The replacement building does not fit in the Conservation Area. It is too tall and wide, and does not complement the other buildings (contrary to Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, part 72) 4. The proposed residential tower block will have a negative impact on other, Listed buildings in the area Willesden Green tube station is Grade II listed, and will be overshadowed by this structure. It is out of character with other buildings: LP policy 7.4, which seeks to protect local character, and LP policy 7.6 on architectural quality. In addition to this, The Queensbury also hosts Busy Rascals and National Childbirth Trust courses and classes, and has a dependent, sister business ¿ the Deli ¿ that will be unsustainable should the pub be closed. These groups and businesses all contribute positively to the whole area. Losing them would be a big blow to the vibrancy of Willesden Green and NW2 in general. Thank you
  • 18/03/2013 - 18a Deacon Road , London , NW2 5QH . Objection: I strongly oppose this proposal. I believe it would take away a very important asset in Willesden. I've been living here all my life and I feel Willesden is slowly losing any community spirit it had with the loss of libraries such as Cricklewood Library. WIllesden is becoming a place full of flats rather than spaces for the community to come together, such as the Queensbury. At the weekend, I find I'm often travelling to nearby Queen's Park or West Hampstead to meet friends and for social time,rather than staying in my own area and spending money here to support local businesses. The Queensbury Pub adds real character to the area, something that should not be lost. It's a meeting place for locals, including parents and children and helps generate community spirit. once this has gone, please imagine how different and bereft our high street will look. Is there anything like it nearby where families can come together? No. It just feels in general that Brent Council is only concerned about making money these days, rather than looking out for residents. Please please please let us keep the Queensbury pub and deli, it's some of the few good things wehave to be proud of in this area. Thank you.
  • 13/03/2013 - 14a Grove Road , London , NW2 5ta . Objection: Undoubtedly detrimental to Willesden Green. The proposal would destroy a community hub, a great pub and an asset to the area. The resi building is an eyesore. You only have to look at the disgusting building above sainsburys local to see what we would be left with. Allowing this development to proceed would be an abomination.
  • 12/03/2013 - 53 Sherrick Green Road , London , NW10 1LB. Objection: Dear Sir, Madam, I am writing to express my disapproval of the current plan to demolish the Queensbury to make way for a block of flats. It would have been brought to your attention that the Queensbury is a valued community landmark in the area, in fact it is the ONLY decent place to go with a family within a good 30 minutes walk. There is enough dull suburbia around London to avoid taking away what little life there is in Willesden Green. If you truly care about building additional housing, there are many nondescript shops along Walm Lane, or indeed Willesden High Street which would greatly benefit from rehabilitation. I urge you to reconsider the implications of executing the current plan would have a on the area, and preserve the Queensbury for the benefits of all, rather that secure the profits of real estate developers. Yours sincerely, Romain Thierry
  • 26/02/2013 - 20 ERIN COURT , 94 Walm Lane , London , NW2 4QA . Objection: I am a local resident who moved into the area just over a year ago. Making the move from the community led, friendly Queens Park I was very keen to move to an area with the same feel or atleast the potential for that. When making the decision to move here, the Queensbury Pub and Deli were definitely part of the reason I went ahead. For me, these are the only businesses (at the time before Queens Parade) that offered any sort of community interaction and I still believe they are the leaders in the field. It draws the type of clientele and potential residents that I would like to live amongst and is without the best thing this area has to offer. I cannot see that replacing the heart of this 'potential' community is the right move and I strongly object.
  • 18/02/2013 - 69 Deacon Road , London , NW2 5N1 . Objection: The design of the proposed building is of no architectural merit, will be outdated in a few short years and is out of keeping with the local area. The current group of buildings have stood for decades and their design still inspire many people today. 23 parking spaces for 56 flats is not sufficient in an area that is already congested and close to bus stops, shops and a busy tube station. There would also be additional hazards to pedestrians.
  • 12/02/2013 - 47 The Vale , London , NW11 8SE. Objection
  • 12/02/2013 - 12 Orpheus House , 427A Harrow Road , London , W10 4SA . Objection
  • 12/02/2013 - 127 Melrose Avenue , London , NW2 4LY . Objection
  • 12/02/2013 - 30B Cranhurst Road , London , NW2 4LN . Objection
  • 12/02/2013 - 169 Bravington Road , London , W9 3AR . Objection
  • 12/02/2013 - 36A Blenheim Gardens , London , NW2 4NS . Objection
  • 12/02/2013 - 109 Olive Road , London , NW2 6UT . Objection
  • 12/02/2013 - 29 Wren Avenue , London , NW2 6UG . Objection: I strongly object to the loss of the only family-friendly pub in the area that provides a place for the community to get together. It is a very important part of our high street and the building itself adds a lot of character to the area. Having reviewed the plans, I feel they are not in line with what is allowed in a conservation area and are totally out of proportion in terms of scale with the other buildings. The Queensbury Pub and Deli have made a great contribution to the regenaration of Willesden Green and allowing the demolition of this beautiful pub will set the area back.
  • 26/01/2013 - . Objection
  • 24/01/2013 - 158A Harlesden Road , London , NW10 3RE. Objection: I would like to object to the application by Fairview homes to demolish the Queensbury pub and replace it with a large block of flats I understand that Bren Council's CP23 is designed to protect community facilities. I use this pub to socialise, eat and drink and its the only pub in the are where I am happy to take my child. Furthermore, my wife attends the NCT classes with my son. This is useful to provide her with a network of support and to socialise my child. My wife has also attend vital classes such as baby first aid. Without the Queensbury, Willesden Green will be without the facilities I list above and will be much poorer for it Therefore I strongly object to this proposal Thanks David Goodhew
  • 20/01/2013 - 4 Acland Road , London , NW2 5AU . Objection: I am very surprised that the Queensbury is being demolished to make way for flats. There are already new flats on Willesden High Road and more going up at the Library. This is the only civilised pub in the whole of Willesden that is women friendly and sociable with food and outside space. If this is gone there is a gaping hole in the area for a safe place to socialise over a drink and food. Which is a great loss for this area.
  • 19/01/2013 - 27B Lechmere Road , London , NW2 5DA . Objection: There are plenty of other pubs in the area which are far more suitable for demolition. Brent council should seriously consider the consequences of the overall desirability of the area if its one decent pub is taken from local residents. Please inform the developers that the Blockbuster on the high street is available.
  • 17/01/2013 - 73 Chambers Lane , Willesden Green , NW10 2RN. Objection: I have lived in the area for 40 years and am increasingly saddened by the cavalier attitude of Brent Council in allowing the sale of the family silver - which once gone is irrecoverable. We have a library in existence - It may well need some money and PR work to get it functioning properly again. There used to be a cinema, a vibrant cafe which had musical events taking place. Friends from other parts of London used to come to the Jazz evenings. When the cinema showed Asian films, people flocked there from other parts of London. The bookshop was a real focus for readers and writers - the staff were informed and knowledgeable. All that has gone and Brent is trying to pretend that the proposed scheme is something else other than a cynical money raising exercise. The proposed scheme does not include affordable housing - and we are presently inundated with non affordable housing in the Willesden area. I object strongly to the current proposals .
  • 16/01/2013 - ground floor flat 24 Dean Road , london , State , NW2 5AE . Objection: I have a very strong objection to the proposed demolition of the Queensbury pub and redevelopment of the site. I believe that it will have an extremely detrimental effect on the local community and our environment. Willesden Green would lose a valuable architecturally interesting building-there are not many left- and it will completely change the feel and aspect of that corner. The Queensbury generates a feeling of openeness with a pleasant frontage and quirky sloping roof and is in a significant spot- right opposite the station entrance The proposed building is overpowering, bland and dominant and is not architecturally sensitive to, or complement, the surrounding buildings and streetscape. It will make that area feel more oppressive, and with less variety and interest The closure of the Queensbury pub would be a huge loss for the local area.It has a reputation as the best pub in Willesden Green and enhances the area for the people who live there . The Queensbury is also an extremely valuable community resource- many community groups meet there and it has a strong commitment to and connection with the local area. This is unique among pubs in the locality.There are virtually no venues to run childrens activities etc in Willesden and this is a classic case of the community taking the initiative and finding a way to create good facilities for themselves and their families.It is a great partnership between business and local residents and the council should not support anything that undermines and destroys such relationships and services . There has been no meaningful public consultation for this development and the community in Willesden Green is overwhelmingly opposed to this proposal . The proposal will be of no benefit local residents and the area we live in - in contrast we will lose both a much treasured and significant historic building and a valued focal point and amenity for the community and the conservation area will be the worse for it.
  • 16/01/2013 - 39a Litchfield Gardens London , London , NW10 2LN. Objection: I find the architecture of this development devoid of any aesthetic interest. Plus it will add a lot of traffic to an already congested spot. Worst of all I think that it is terrible to get rid of a pleasant pub, the only decent one in the area (the spotted dog has already vecome a huge housing scheme). It is a much needed social meeting space open late at night where you can just drink and don't have to eat. Ever since Shish restaurant and bar became a faceless FoXton's we need the Queensbury more than ever! Please don't tear it town for a bland un-thought out residential complex. Pick another spot.
  • 16/01/2013 - Held at the Queensbury Pub , 110 Walm Lane , Willesden Green , NW2 4RS . Objection
  • 08/01/2013 - 7 Oman Court Oman Avenue , London , NW2 6AY . Objection: I object primarily to the loss of the pub, and the active frontage that goes with it. One of the good points about living in this area is that even leaving Willesden Green tube station quite late on a winter's night, there are still people about in a civilised setting, which makes the whole area safer. The social space also clearly contributes to the community here, and there are no obvious substitutes. Forcing the pub to close simply in order to build more flats would push Willesden Green towards being one of many soulless dormitory tube stops several miles out of central London where the only people hanging around near the station at night are those you don't want to encounter on the way home.
  • 07/01/2013 - 31 Newton Road , London , nw2 . Objection: Terrible idea. 1. Height in a low rise area 2. Local community resource and succesful pub 3. In conservation area 4. Crap design 5. Why ruin the regeneration of this area. Please, please, please kill this now!
  • 06/01/2013 - . Objection
  • 02/01/2013 - 168a Chapter Road , Dollis Hill , London , NW2 5NB . Objection: If the Queensbury were demolished I can only imagine that people will simply leave the area to find comparable places to meet friends. Having just moved to the area, I was appauled to hear that the only decent meeting place/pub/restaurant is under threat. The last time I visited the pub, I took friends who were visiting me, and met local people who had taken their families there. It's so clearly of value to the local community, and there really isn't any other pub that is welcoming in the area. The area surrounding the tube station will also be negatively affected: without the hub that the pub creates safety will surely be reduced.
  • 01/01/2013 - 42 Bryan Avenue , London , NW10 2AR. Objection: I object strongly to the demolition of the only decent pub in the surrounding area for yet more high density housing such that the Council can yet again get its per room kick back payment from the developers for short term gain ... thereby selling out the community for the long term. I do not know who the council think they work for. This is the 3rd such project that I know of to destroy local community space & the soul of the community. Where are all these extra people expected to go & what are they to do if you destroy pubs and libraries?? It is extremely distressing what all this short-term thinking is doing to our community. Willesden Green used to be a really nice place to live - the Council is trying to fix that !!!
  • 01/01/2013 - 96a Teignmouth Road Willesden Green , London , London , NW2 4DY . Objection: Please accept this as my objection to this project. The Queensbury should stay because it is a local public community resource well used and aesthetically compatable with the surrounding Conservation area. Families enjoy the amenities it provides and young people gather there in the evening for social entertainment. A 10 story block of flats is totally unacceptable.
  • 01/01/2013 - 199a Willesden Lane , London , NW6 7YR . Objection: I object to the possible loss of this family friendly pub which is also important to the community as a meeting place for family groups. This is an attractive building and it's size is in keeping with the buildings around it, a large housing block such as the one proposed will not enhance the area at all.
  • 01/01/2013 - 96 Teignmouth Road , London , NW2 4DY . Objection: I strongly object to the presence of a ten story building on the local skyline. The fact that it is proposed to be built almost on the crest of the hill in Walm Lane will further emphasis its height. The proposal is inappropriate to the district. Furthermore, the Queensbury Pub is a local community, well frequented especially in summer when its garden is a real asset. It would be a genuine loss to the area if it were to be demolished.
  • 01/01/2013 - 96A Teignmouth Road , London , NW2 4DY . Objection: I absolutely object to the size of the building. It is totally outkeeping with the area. 4 stories maximum would be more realistic if it were to go ahead at all. I think it should stay as it is. There are many other areas that could accommodate social housing of this nature. This is purely done for money by the Council. As a long standing resident (and my parents before me) our comments don't seem to count for much. It is a Conservation Area and this project goes toally against the grain. Double standards! Please see sense and block this project. Thank you.
  • 22/12/2012 - 63 Sherrick Green Road , London , Nw10 1lb. Objection: I strongly object to the closure of what really is the centre of the Willesden Green community for so many people. Moving to the area this year, this pub has really helped us to feel closer to other people in the area as it is always so busy in the evenings. It also creates a sense of security around the tube station that could do easily be lost.
  • 21/12/2012 - 137 Fleetwood Road NW10 1NP. Objection: Strong objection because: it is a social hub in Willesden Green; it would mean loss of a community space; the new development would be an absolute eyesore and not deisgned to fit in with the space or area; it would have a negative impact on the protected areas and create congestion in an already problematic area; it is the absolute wrong type of unaffordable housing for the area of Willeseen Green.
  • 20/12/2012 - 25B Buckley Road , London , NW6 7LY . Objection: I have been contacted by a group of residents who have explained the importance of the pub as a community space and for activities that are of significant value to the area. I hope that the council can find a way to protect this amenity. Best, James
  • 20/12/2012 - 8 Dicey Avenue , London , NW2 6AT . Objection: This application should be refused for the following reasons: 1. It is out of character with the Mapesbury Conservation Area: the obligation imposed by the statute is to pay special attention to the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character of the conservation area. 2. At 9 floors above ground level high, the height is out of character with the area, which generally consists of two to three storey high buildings. 3. Its bulk, height , architectural treatment, and mode of construction all fail to preserve or enhance the character of the Conservation Area. 4. The density of the development, which contains 56 units with a potential population of over 150 persons fails to preserve or enhance the character of the Conservation Area. 5. The traffic generated by 150 occupants will create further congestion in the area, which, because of the proximity of the tube station and the bus stops opposite, is already stressed.
  • 20/12/2012 - 67 Riffel Road , London , London , NW2 4PG . Objection: I am writing to object to the demolition of The Queensbury. It's a wonderful pub which is an integral part of living in Willesden Green, not just to have a drink, but also for the kids to go to Busy Rascals. It's a beautiful building and contributes significantly to the appearance of the High Street, as well as its active frontage making the area around the tube station safer for people walking home at night.
  • 20/12/2012 - 13A Grove Road , London , NW2 5TA . Objection: If this goes ahead, we will loose a valuable community hub, a great pub, which does not have anything comparable to it in the neighbourhood, as well as loosing a historical attractive building. Families use this space, which is in short supply within Brent. Please do not grant this demolition it would have an enormously detrimental effect on the area.
  • 20/12/2012 - 13 Dean Road WIllesden Green NW2 5AB . Objection: I object to this development because the community will lose a irreplaceable space in which we can come together as friends and neighbours. We will all lose a terrific pub and a large social space. The size of the development is out of proportion to the surrounding area and will stick out like a sore thumb on the landscape. I notice in the landscape drawing there is no sign of the surrounding area. No pictorial view of what this building would look like in its as-built form among its surroundings.
  • 20/12/2012 - 34B St Pauls Avenue , London , NW2 5TE . Objection: Brent Council's housing planning is already disturbing my life as a Willesden Green Resident. Plans have been approved for apartments opposite my home in St. Paul's Ave; Plans to ruin our local library for housing; And now our 'local' pub. My objection is on the follow grounds. 1. The Queensbury pub is a local community centre. With attached restaurant, pleasant outdoor garden area it is by far much more sociable than any other High Street pubs in the area. 2. To continue to be a pleasant place to live, Willesden Green needs to retain its older, gracious buildings. Yet another faceless, modern building contributes nothing to a ¿nice¿ place to live. Local objections to tearing down the old Willesden Green library building was a classic example of local resident concerns. 3. The pub sits on a very busy intersection outside the Underground Tube station. It is not an ideal situation to have traffic entering/exiting a private location. Bus route traffic already makes this a congested site. 4. The plans for this development provide little for needed accommodation.
  • 13/12/2012 - 31 Bertie Road , London , NW10 2LJ. Objection: I am objecting to the building of flats on the site of what seems to be a much loved, community local pub. Losing it would also mean losing a fine deli. Much of Willesden (and many of it's other pubs) could be improved. We are in danger of being left with nothing but Fried Chicken takeaways and Old Irish pubs that only appeal to a small number of local residents.
  • 13/12/2012 - 14 Grove Road , London , NW2 5TA . Objection: I strongly object to the proposal of tearing down the Queensbury pub. The Queensbury is a lovely pub and together with Queensbury Deli has been instrumental in raising a profile of the area and facilitating a place for the community to come together. The loss of the pub and deli would knock back the development of the area by years and we would be left with what - a high street populated by estate agents and hair dressers, quite a sad prospect. I really do hope that the wellbeing of the community is held above the ambition of property developers and the Queensbury remains. Thank you.
  • 13/12/2012 - 46 Kingsley Court Park Avenue , London , NW2 5TX . Objection: The Queensbury provides the area of Willesden Green with virtually the only decent place to eat and drink. It is place used by families. I am also concerned about the sister organisation, the deli, which will be forced to close if the Queensbury itself is closed.
  • 13/12/2012 - 12 Grove Road , Willesden Green , London , NW2 5TA . Objection: I object for the following reason. There is a lack of decent establishments with outdoor space that up lifts the area. This propose development reduce the community out door social areas. The Queens-bury is well known and brings the community together. The proposed development is out of place with the surrounding environment. The proposed development exceeds the hight of other surrounding building and is vastly out of place due to its poor design. The proposed development reduces the parking spaces already available The proposed development dues not give anything back to the community and is only taking away what little the community has.
  • 13/12/2012 - Flat 3 3 Dean Road , Willesden Green , London , NW2 5AB . Objection: I object to the proposal to build a new block of flats on this plot. Firstly, the loss of the pub would be a great loss to the community. There is a distinct lack of friendly, laid back and modern pubs in the area and were this to go there would be no alternative. This pub hosts community events during the day time as well as providing good home cooked food as well as a fantastic being place to drink in the evenings. Secondly, a block of flats which may be up to ten stories high is not appropriate for this area. It would potentially set a precedent for other developments to follow suit. High rise towers are not appropriate for many people, for example those with disabilities or those with young families who are most in need of housing in the area. Also, the housing will not be affordable to those who require it. Thirdly, the Queensbury pub resides in a listed building. It is part of the historical landscape and it would be an disgrace to replace it with a modern looking monstrosity which will not age well, just as many other modern looking buildings that have been built in the last ten to twenty years haven't. Fourthly, there would be many consequences should this go ahead. The local area would become less appealing to many, resulting in people moving out of the area. Who wants to live somewhere that has no social hub, place to relax or place to enjoy good food. Although there are several excellent restaurants in the area, there are none that offer the type of cuisine that the Queensbury offers. Again, there are other pubs in the area, but none that are as welcoming or as diverse as the Queensbury. The pub also works in connection with the deli further down the high street, which offers more variety and choice. The pub provides a massive contribution to the community. If Brent council were to allow the demolition of this pub to go ahead to make way for this development they would not be serving the best interests of the local community and the consequences would be seen for several years to come.
  • 13/12/2012 - 4c Grove Road , London , Brent , NW2 5TB . Objection: Please do not let someone demolish the only pub in the area that is worth going to. It is a very sociable place, nice looking building and an important contributor to the community.
  • 13/12/2012 - 28 Richborough Road , Cricklewood , Camden , NW2 3LX . Objection: Please do not let such a planning application to go through. It is such a lovely establishment, great for the local community & brings revenue to Willesden Green.
  • 13/12/2012 - 28 Richborough Road , Cricklewood , Camden , NW2 3LX . Objection: Do not let this planning application to go ahead, it is a vital part of the community.
  • 07/12/2012 - Brent Council , Town Hall , Forty Lane , Wembley , HA9 9HD . Objection
  • 06/12/2012 - 43 St Johns Court , Finchley Road , London , NW3 6LL . Objection
  • 06/12/2012 - 33 Hollybush Road , Kingston , KT2 5SD . Objection
  • 06/12/2012 - 19A Rutland Park , London , NW2 4RE . Objection
  • 05/12/2012 - 32A Osborne Road , London , NW2 5DP . Objection: Area will really feel the loss of this lovely pub (and its associated deli), not just because it's a drinking place but because there are community groups which meet there and it's an attractive building and really makes the area seem inviting, which I do not believe a 10 storey tower will do.
  • 04/12/2012 - 2B Howard Road , London , NW2 6DR . Objection: Please do not let such a planning application to go through. The Queensbury is a wonderful establishment, great for the local community and is a great sight for any visitors or locals upon exiting the station. It also brings revenue to Willesden Green.
  • 03/12/2012 - 7 Adys Lawn , St Pauls Avenue , London , NW2 5UE . Objection: Please do not close down the only decent and family friendly pub in the area. Where will the NCT and other child groups currently running there go....Angies 111 ! More flats and less local amenties is not the way to go.
  • 28/11/2012 - 58 Cranhurst Road , London , NW2 4LP . Objection: Aside from the obvious loss of amenity the closure of the pub represents, a ten story tower block is wildly inappropriate for the location, being far too big for its position as the focal point and at the highest point of the High Road/Walm Lane and with a drastic impact on parking, and facilities locally. The artists impressions provided by the developer are an insult to the intelligence of local residents , giving a completely and deliberately misleading impression of how tall the building is and how it will dominate, over-shadow and spoil the look of what is at present an attractive and well-preserved area. To make the height of the building even vaguely acceptable and apparently the same height as the block above Sainsburys - when it will actually be more than twice its height - the artist has had to take an absurd imaginary position a ridiculous distance down the High Road. This feeble attempt at deception reveals that even the developers themselves know this is an inappropriate development and are taking a punt and hoping to get lucky with a council with at best confused priorities.
  • 28/11/2012 - 79B Teignmouth Road , London , NW2 4EA . Objection: I think it would be a sad loss for the community and members living in the area if this project is going ahead. The Queensbury is not only a pub, it represents a community entity, where people is going to join their social groups, making the area more enriching and interesting in different ways: 1. Loss of public house/community facility. It is public house which performs an important community rol. Is what I've told before, is not only a pub, is a place where the community is going to enjoy the different activites carried out. It is carrying on an important social rol. 2. Loss of a building in a conservation area This nice and antique building is included under the Mapesbury Conservation Area. For that reason, it shouldn't be permitted to demolished the buildings included into this description. 2. The replacement building does not fit in the Conservation Area. In fact, the building it doesn't have any relation with the kind of construction of the area. Is not following the construction criteria of the Willesden Area, is too much high and modern that the community deserves. It will destroy the sightseeing of the area, definately is not in harmony with the rest of buildings. 4. The proposed residential tower block will have a negative impact on other, Listed buildings in the area This high building will cause a lot of shadow in the closer buildings as well as other archuitecture disconformities which sould not being permitted. Many thanks, I hope that this objection helps to avoid the demolition of our Queensbury.
  • 26/11/2012 - 217 Harlesden Road , willesden , london , nw10 3sd. Objection: At present you can leave the station and see a lovely building that includes the only pub in Willesden that isn't an old Irish boozer type pub. If the council want to make Willesden a better place to live (as they should do, but don't often show it) then keeping this community hub for people should be a priority. It is great to move people to Willesden but if they want to improve the quality of life for Willesden residents then ripping down the only pub with clean toilets and replacing it with flats is not going to help. Will these new residents want to go to a nice clean pub, maybe, but they won't be able to because it might have been ripped down!!!!! Who has been consulted in this? I drink there on a regular basis, and no-one asked me, or any of the patrons in fact. Most of whom live in the local area, strange! Also, the houses in the area are beautiful, and a ten story block of flats, probably built in a very modern style will look completely wrong and certainly doesn't fit in with the local vicinity. I strongly object.
  • 26/11/2012 - 13 Electra Court 42 Station Parrade , London , NW2 4NZ . Objection: I strongly object to the demolition of the Queensbury Pub. It is an asset to the area and should not be lost. The trend in Brent for the removal of community spaces to accommodate high cost housing could destroy the community in this area. Willesden Green via the new initiatives on Walm Lane has been making very good steps towards improving the area for the residents and creating a sense of community. The Queensbury is an integral part of these moves forward and its loss would be disastrous. If the planning application were to be approved. the new residents would simply cross the road to the tube station and socialise elsewhere as there will be nowhere left to go in Willesden. The Queensbury occupies a handsome building, has a friendly atmosphere and a sociable crowd. It is a thriving business and is the only pub local to us that we will take visiting friends and family to. Without it we would have to go outside of the area. There is clearly a lot of money to be made from this proposal, by the council and private developers but the council is the representative of the people in the local area and should not be putting the interests of private developers above the interests of the residents. Other than the money to be made I can see no reason for the council to support this application.
  • 23/11/2012 - 67a Dartmouth Rd NW24EP . Objection: I wish to severely object to this planned construction! Having lived in the area for 12 years the arrival of a true community hub in the form of a great Gastro pub on this site gave the area a true centre and a great meeting point for local. There is NOTHING else like this around. My friends and I regularly meet there and my wife my children and I regularly dine there. Our friends with young children regularly attend the kids groups held there. This is what communities are all about, they need places like these, and as a council Brent should be supporting there communities and encouraging them to grow and flourish, not through their direct actions be squashing them and allowing these hubs to disappear. The height of this proposed building is way out of keeping with the lovely residential area it would be inhabiting. It would blight the skyline, increase parking problems and cause countless gardens to become overlooked. The idea that the council could allow this huge misplaced building to be built less than 50m from a conversation area where you rigidly enforce what a front wall should look like is beyond belief!! Please do not allow this building to be built there.
  • 22/11/2012 - 42c Blenheim Gardens , London , NW24NS . Objection: I strongly object to the proposal to demolish the Queensbury Pub and construct a 10 storey residential tower for the following reasons: 1.Loss of a unique social hub and community space. The Queensbury offers a traditional pub and quality of venue that is unique in this area. The Queensbury and its Deli (which is also threatened by this development) is a pleasant community gathering space which is used by NCT groups and Busy Rascals. Willesden Green has hardly any other communal meeting spaces which can be used as a community facility. Brent's own policies state that existing community and cultural facilities should be protected. 2. Lack of appropriate consultation. There has been NO CONSULTATION with community groups you use the Pub which surely means the correct consultations have not been performed. 3. A negative impact on the regeneration of the area. The pub and restaurant (and deli) are unique in their quality in Willesden Green - their loss will certainly deter the kind of buyers that Fairview Homes wishes to attract, affecting the gentle steps towards regeneration which have been taking place in Willesden Green. 4. Loss of active frontage - the pub and garden ensure a safer walk along Walm Lane at night as there are people and activity along the street in the evenings. 5. Loss of external space and open aspect. Aside from Gladstone Park, there is a severe lack of limited external spaces to meet in Willesden Green. 6. Negative impact on the Mapesbury Conservation Area. The Queensbury is in the Mapesbury Conservation Area, adjacent to the Willesden Green Conservation Area and opposite the Willesden Green Station which is a Grade II listed building. Replacing a pleasant, characterful community building in the Conservation Area with a ten storey residential tower is in complete contradiction with the intention of having conservation and preservation orders on the surrounding areas. The new 10 storey building will dwarf its neighbours and is completely out of character with the street. 7. Appropriate housing - Does this development meet Brent's own requirements for affordable and community housing while maintaining essential community facilities?
  • 22/11/2012 - 83 Geary Road , London , NW10 1HJ. Objection: We can not lose this pub, I love it, my family loves it and my friends do. It's a place to socialise after work with work colleagues and friends. It is a great place for a meal and I always take people that come to visit me there. They run pub quizzes and have a lovely active frontage. It makes the area feel safe, inhabited and open. In the summer it is a great place to meet locals in its fantastic open front area. I feel safer that the pub is there, it is open and welcoming. I can walk there and it is the only decent large community pub near my house.
  • 22/11/2012 - 42A Blenheim Gardens , London , NW2 4NS . Objection: I strongly object to the proposal to demolish the Queensbury Pub and construct a 10 storey residential tower on several grounds: 1.Loss of a unique social hub and community space. The Queensbury offers a traditional pub and quality of venue that is unique in this area. The Queensbury and its Deli (which is also threatened by this development) is a pleasant community gathering space which is used by NCT groups and Busy Rascals. Willesden Green has hardly any other communal meeting spaces which can be used as a community facility. Brent's own policies state that existing community and cultural facilities should be protected. 2. Lack of appropriate consultation. I understand that there has been NO CONSULTATION with community groups you use the Pub. Surely there must be proper consultation with those directly affected by this proposal? 3. A negative impact on the regeneration of the area. The pub and restaurant (and deli) are unique in their quality in Willesden Green - their loss will certainly deter the kind of buyers that Fairview Homes wishes to attract, affecting the gentle steps towards regeneration which have been taking place in Willesden Green. 4. Loss of active frontage - the pub and garden ensure a safer walk along Walm Lane at night as there are people and activity along the street in the evenings. 5. Loss of external space and open aspect. Aside from Gladstone Park, the garden there are limited external spaces to meet in Willesden Green. 6. Negative impact on the Mapesbury Conservation Area. The Queensbury is in the Mapesbury Conservation Area, adjacent to the Willesden Green Conservation Area and opposite the Willesden Green Station which is a Grade II listed building. Replacing a pleasant, characterful community building in the Conservation Area with a ten storey residential tower is in complete contradiction with the intention of having conservation and preservation orders on the surrounding areas. The new 10 storey building will dwarf its neighbours and is completely out of character with the street. 7. Appropriate housing - Does this development meet Brent's own requirements for affordable and community housing while maintaining essential community facilities?
  • 21/11/2012 - 157 Chatsworth Road , London , NW2 5QT . Objection: I object to this planning application as the Queensbury is a wonderful pub in a delightful old building. There is nowhere else like it in Willesden Green and while we are starting to see the improvement in the area, the loss of the pub will deter new comers to the area. A local community based pub is important. With the potenial loss of the library community centre too there will be nothing left for the residents of Willesden Green to do in an indoor community setting.
  • 19/11/2012 - City Hall , The Queens Walk , London , SE1 2AA . Objection
  • 19/11/2012 - 183 Chapter Road , London , London , NW25LJ . Objection: The Queensbury offers a valuable service by hosting events for children and parents. It's also an impressive building that provides a local landmark for Willesden Green.
  • 19/11/2012 - 67B Chichele Road , London , NW2 3AN . Objection: I object to this application as it means the destruction of a community hub and important local amenity as well as a beautiful, traditional building. If the pub was struggling I would understand, but it isn't. This is the only nice pub in Willesden Green and there seems to be a worrying trend across the Brent borough towards destroying the community that we live in to increase the number of people we can fit here - for example, Claremont Road stadium. I feel as if we're sliding towards a communities where there are lots of people but nothing to do just because developing are looking to cash in on residential property prices. This appears to be very unsustainable. Kind regards, Andrew Britton
  • 19/11/2012 - 3 Exeter Road Flat One , London , NW2 4SJ . Objection: This plan would lead to both the destruction of a community asset, and a development seriously out of keeping with the character of the area.
  • 19/11/2012 - 116 Anson Road NW2 6AH . Objection: Object. The Queensbury is a great community pub, the only decent pub that I frequent in the area. I go there often with friends and with family. Willesden Green badly needs pubs like this that we can walk to. The other pubs in the area are awful. The deli is hugely popular and is a lively sociable meeting place. The flats however look awful. Totally out of keeping with the attractive area.
  • 19/11/2012 - 23 Oman Avenue , Dollis Hill , London , NW2 6AX . Objection: This popular pub and attractive building is an asset to Willesden Green and its community. Allowing this plan to go ahead will only serve to erode the sense of community towards which the Queensbury contributes. This, along with the destruction of perfectly good local libraries to make way for further development, will result in Willesden Green becoming increasingly like a characterless limbo and not, as it could be, a vibrant area towards which people will be drawn. .
  • 19/11/2012 - 8 Rutland Park Gardens , Willesden green , Nw24rg . Objection: The proposed building is much too high and not in keeping architecturally with the surrounding area. A structure this high would look very put of place and would be to the determent of the local area. I would also be very concerned about the addition burden this would put on our local infrastructure, in particular the increased traffic this amount of new dwellings would bring to an area that struggles most mornings and The demolition of the pub would also be a great loss both architecturally and amenity wise.
  • 19/11/2012 - First Floor Flat 69B , 69B Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4EP . Objection: I object to this in the strongest possible sense. Apart from being an absolute eyesore, and creating more congestion (and chaos during the build), by destroying The Queensbury pub and deli a vital part of the local community would be removed.
  • 19/11/2012 - 17 Chatsworth Court , 241 Willesden Lane , Willesden , London , NW2 5RZ . Objection: I strongly object. The Queensbury Pub plays an vital role in the community that is irreplaceable if it were to be demolished. I am a recent father and whilst I regularly visit the pub at a lovely venue n Willesden (with no equal in Willesden, for that matter), I have also began using the Busy Rascal facilities and services as well. The community simply doesn't need more housing. It needs more places like the Queensbury. There are so many businesses closing down along the high street. It would be nice if the council gave the Queensbury the best possible chance of survival.
  • 16/11/2012 - 46 Hamilton Road , Dollis Hill , London , NW10 1NE. Objection
  • 15/11/2012 - 8 Anson Road , London , NW2 3UT . Objection: This building will be a disaster for the area ... we are only just beginning to see the shoots of community and attractive spaces to enjoy in what has been a dismal and ugly cityscape ... the pub and deli, along with the recent pop up shops have been the only signs of colour and exciting life for almost 2 decades. Destroy this pub and architecture and we lose: A social Hub, Community Space, a well used pub (all thriving areas have something like this - a focus for people living in the area), active frontage. We gain .... nothing! Replace it with more housing for more people to enjoy ... what exactly? This is short sighted and not desired by hundreds of people in the area. Please listen to the residents of this Borough and what they are saying to you about how we want to be able to live! Thank you.
  • 14/11/2012 - 19A Deacon Road , London , NW2 5NP . Objection: I strongly object to the proposal to demolish the Queensbury Pub and construct a 10 storey residential tower on the following grounds: - Loss of community facility. The Queensbury and its associated deli (which is also threatened by this development) is a pleasant community gathering space whether this is for traditional pub meetings or other community uses eg NCT groups and Busy Rascals. Willesden Green has hardly any other communal meeting spaces which can be used as a community facility. I gather there has been NO CONSULTATION with these community groups. - The pub and restaurant are one of a kind in terms of quality in Willesden Green - their loss will certainly deter the kind of buyers that Fairview Homes wishes to attract, affecting the gentle steps towards regeneration which have been taking place in Willesden Green. - Loss of active frontage - the pub and garden ensure a safer walk along Walm Lane at night. - Loss of external space and open aspect. Aside from Gladstone Park, the garden is the only external space to meet in Willesden Green. - Development in the Mapesbury Conservation Area - I am shocked that Fairview Homes have been given pre-application advice that must suggest that the loss of a pleasant community building in the Conservation Area is in any way justified by a change of use into a ten storey residential tower, completely eroding the preservation of the Conservation Area and damaging visual impact along Walm Lane. - The tower itself if completely out of scale for the area - with no buildings of a similar height for miles. Whilst I appreciate that Fairview Homes must be terribly excited by the vast profit they can gain from building a 10 storey tower, in one of the few remaining sites so close to a Zone 2 tube station, (hence the lack of family sized flats or affordable housing - well under Brent's own policies), this should not be achieved by destroying a much-loved community facility in an area where Fairview have little background or local knowledge. I sincerely hope that Brent are able to listen to and support the local community in relation to this applciation and will work to avoid the demolition of the Queensbury. I note that Fairview Homes are already advertising the development on their website, which further empasises their lack of care towards the community and its wishes - or consideration that Brent may not approve their application. http://www.fairview.co.uk/?xhtml=xhtml/general/futuredevelopments.html With thanks Michelle Jones
  • 14/11/2012 - 10 Acland Road , London , NW2 5AU . Objection: I strongly object to the proposals to demolish the former Conservative Club premesis and build a 10 storey block of flats in its place on the following grounds: 1) impact on the protected areas of Mapesbury and Willesden Green conservation areas. The former conservative club is the most prominent building in the area around willesden green station, after the grade II listed station itself. The station is one of the best preserved original metroplotian railway stations and building a 10 storey block of flats opposite will greatly detract from the station's prominance and design. The proposed development will hugely and detrimentally alter the astetic of the area around the station. Planners only need look at the impact the much smaller block of flats built on the other side of the railway line has on the high street scene scape, dominating the original turn of the century buildings and greatly detracting from the original suburban high street vista as you leave and enter the station. The pub and former conservative club is an important building and landmark in the area that is worth preserving as part of the scenescape of the centre of willesden green and dominates first impressions of the area as an attractive high street vista. 2) loss of a vital and loved community hub. as well as it's use by various community groups, the quensbury pub situated in the building is central to willesden green's vibrancy and attractiveness as a place to live. It is the only pub in the area that i can persuade friends and family living outside the area to come and visit, it thus draws people to the station area. It has a positive impact on surrounding shops and restaurants. It provides a focal and meeting point by the station. The activity generated by the pub contributes to the cultural diversity of the area, attracting different mixes of people to willesden green. the pub provides the only meaningful outside space in willesden green to sit and eat or drink in proximity to the high streeet. The proposal also relaces the active open frontage of the pub with a private entrance, reducing the activity in the area at night and making it less safe for people using the bus stops and shops. The council has already permitted the demolition of the area's only purpose built pub (the spotted Dog) to be replaced with flats. The council must prevent this development on the grounds of loss of vital community space. If the Queensbury goes then myself, friends and family will no longer meet in willesden green at weekends as we do presently but will likely meet in areas such as west hampstead where there is greater selection of meeting places. 3) wrong type of housing. Willesden green is becoming an increasingly transient community, with people increasingly temporarily renting in the area and moving on. this leads to a break down in the community bonds that encourage people to invest time and effort as well as financial resources in the area and every shop becomes a take-away kebab or fried chicken restaurant. To increase the social vibrancy of the area the council needs to provide affordable community housing and housing for families. On my street i am one of only 2 houses on my side that have not been converted into flats. Three young families on my street have moved away in the past 2 years to be replaced by single renters because there is no affordable family housing. Only 20% of the flats in the proposal are family sized and less than 20% affordable. This does not meet adopted core strategy objective 7 and policy CP2. 4)Lack of proper consultation. It is clear from the consultation document provided by the developer that consultation was strictly on their terms and did not cover any possibility of keeping the pub or existing building
  • 13/11/2012 - 20 casselden rd harlesden . Objection: Objection , A much needed community centre should not be destroyed .
  • 13/11/2012 - 137 Denzil Road , London , NW10 2XB. Objection: I am opposed to the granting of this planning permission for the following reasons: 1) The pub in question is part of the fabric of Willesden's community look & feel. It contributes to the live style and flair of the area. Ever more conversions of sites with community value will erode and undermind the overall value and character of Willesden Green. 2) With Willesden Green station just diagonally across, there is already a very busy pedestrian crossing near the pub. Currently, because of the highly frequented crossing, vehicle flow in both directions is already negatively affected. 3) Further to 2), the Willesden mosque exacerbates this reduced traffic flow already. 4) With 2) and 3) combined, I don't see any justification of adding another 23 cars having to go in and out of the proposed underground car park close to such a critical junction.
  • 13/11/2012 - 48 Dartmouth Road , London , NW24EX . Objection: I wholeheartedly object to the planning application for the redevelopment of the Queensbury Pub site. The Queensbury is a vibrant, well used and important community benefit to local residents and members of the wider community. It is also one of the very few quality public houses in the area, where people can meet in comfort and safety. The loss of this valued amenity would not only affect the social fabric of Willesden Green, but it would also be detrimental to the areas character, especially due to it's proximity to the Mapesbury Conservation Area. I also feel strongly about the infrastructure and social impact of bringing so many more people into an area that already has a busy transport system and a low number of good quality community facilities available. Allowing scheme like this to progress will only serve to break up the community cohesiveness that exists in Willesden Green, whilst making the area less attractive. Brent Council will also be making a mockery of their urban planning code of practice and their pledge to improve community services in Willesden Green.
  • 13/11/2012 - 179B Melrose Avenue , London , London , NW2 4Na . Objection: I am totally against the redevelopment of the Queensbury site. This is the only decent local clean pub with lovely food and service and the place where I meet all my friends who come from other parts of London because they like it so much. This would be detrimental for the community and I can't believe this has even been considered. There is nothing like this in the area and the rest of Willesden Green, near the big Sainsbury's etc is getting terribly unattractive so you might want to consider twice before destroying the only decent pub in the area. I am totally against this project. With kind regards Danielle
  • 13/11/2012 - 161B Walm Lane London NW2 3AY . Objection: This is the only nice pub in the area and without it Willesden Green won't have much going for it on the surface, which may lead to a decrease in property values. It's also a community hub. While I agree that additional housing is needed, there must be a more sensible site than this on which to build.
  • 13/11/2012 - 2a Howard Road , Cricklewood , London , NW2 6DR . Objection: I would like to object to this proposal as it would be a serious blow to the Willesden Green area. As a lifelong resident in the south of the borough, I have never known such a drastic loss of amenities in such a short space of time, which collectively risk fundamentally altering the character of the area for the worse. The economic impact of an increasingly impoverished living environment compared to other London boroughs will ultimately outweigh any gain from increased council tax receipts, etc.
  • 13/11/2012 - 13A Linacre Road , London , NW2 5AY . Objection: I would like to object to the planning application for the redevelopment of the Queensbury Pub site. The Queensbury is a well-loved and much-used community gathering place - one of the few in the area, and I feel it would be detrimental to the character of Willesden Green to replace this pleasant open space with a residential tower block. Bringing more people into the area but reducing the amount of good quality community facilities available seems like poor urban planning and something that will only serve to make the area less attractive to families rather than helping it to thrive.
  • 12/11/2012 - 19a Deacon Road , London , NW2 5NP . Objection: The Queensbury and the associated delicatessen are key attractive features for the local area. Aside from this one pub that does good food and is a focal point for Willesden Green there are no other family friendly places to socialise. To remove these businesses would have a major detrimental effect on the area and it's attractiveness to new residents and investors. This makes no sense at all. We have lived in the area for 5 years now and have watched the street scape slowly improve with the addition of the re-vamped Queensbury, their delicatessen, Costa coffee, Sainsburys and the pop up shops. To remove the pub and replace it with more characterless medium rise apartments would have a very negative impact and would be a huge mistake. It was bad enough that the Spotted Dog was closed and has been replaced with ugly apartments. Change for new is not always a good thing - some character has to be retained to make an area a nice place to live.
  • 12/11/2012 - 116 Olive road , London , NW2 6UU . Objection
  • 11/11/2012 - 14B High Road , London , London , NW10 2QG. Objection: This would mean the end to the only decent pub with decent food in the area.
  • 11/11/2012 - 14B High Road , London , NW10 2QG. Objection: It is an outrage that there should even be consideration of a plan to remove such a wonderful asset to the community. I cannot see how the proposed development will have a benefit that outweighs the loss.
  • 11/11/2012 - 9 Wren Avenue , London , London , NW2 6UG . Objection: I have objection to the proposed development on the following ground: 1) It will have a negative impact on this consevation area. 2) Loss of a lovely and very popular and attactive local pub.
  • 10/11/2012 - 18 Blenheim Gardens , Willesden Green , London , NW2 4NS . Objection: Objection: Lack of similar facilities in the area. Hub of community will be destroyed
  • 10/11/2012 - 53 Balmoral Road , London , nw25bn . Objection: 1. Loss of public house/community facility Brent Council¿s CP23 protects community and cultural facilities. The London Plan 2011 prohibits unacceptable loss of an operational public house which performs an important community role (which was successfully used to save The Wenlock Arms and The Lord Clyde recently). The National Planning Policy Framework, paragraph 70 specifically protects public houses. 2. Loss of a building in a conservation area The Queensbury is a handsome building that is in harmony with the rest of the Mapesbury Conservation Area. Brent Council¿s policy BE27 is that buildings in a conservation area cannot be demolished, partly demolished or in any substantial way altered unless they positively detract from the character or appearance of the Conservation Area. 3. The replacement building does not fit in the Conservation Area. It is too tall and wide, and does not complement the other buildings (contrary to Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, part 72) 4. The proposed residential tower block will have a negative impact on other, Listed buildings in the area Willesden Green tube station is Grade II listed, and will be overshadowed by this structure. It is out of character with other buildings: LP policy 7.4, which seeks to protect local character, and LP policy 7.6 on architectural quality.
  • 10/11/2012 - 53 Balmoral Road , London , London , nw25bn . Objection: - The Queensbury is within a conservation area called Mapesbury. I am against a 10 storey block of flats which will not conform to the conservations area's Grade II requirements, leading to negative impact on protected area - Lack of proper consultation from developers. They have spoken to a select group of local residents with regards to the look of the apartments rather than addressing the main issue of the demolition of the Queensbury. - Loss of Community Space i.e. CP 23 of Brent's Adopted Core Strategy - Loss of social hub i.e.: National Planning Policy Framework para 70 - Wrong type of housing, i.e.: Adopted Core Strategy Objective 7 and Policy CP2 state that at least 50% of all new housing should be affordable and 25% family-sized
  • 10/11/2012 - 6 Grosvenor Gardens Willesden Green , London , London , NW2 4QP . Objection: Dear Madam/Sir, I am very concerned re the proposed development and subsequent demolishing of The Queensbury Public House for many reasons. 1) this beautiful historic building is to be knocked down to be replaced by a modern 10 storey monstrosity not in keeping with existing surrounding buildings. 2) The Queensbury is the only decent Public House in Willesden Green and as such I would need to travel quite far if I and my friends wanted to have a social gathering. 3) I strongly feel that if the developers must insist on building the type of proposed development in question, that they look for a more suitable site. As I understand it, Brent Council are already in contravention of Planning Violations and strongly feel this matter should be taken up with a higher authority if this matter does not resolve itself satisfactorily in my opinion.
  • 09/11/2012 - 18 Maybury Gardens , London , Middlesex , NW10 2LY. Objection: The Queensbury building is a beautiful building and landmark for Willesden Green. It is the first building that people see when exiting the Willesden Green Tube Station making its role as the primary building to set the ?tone? and the ?sense of place? for Willesden Green. It sits at the entrance to the Willesden Green commercial area both from the tube station and all automobile or bus visitors coming from Cricklewood. Willesden Green residents are trying so hard to bring the Willesden Green commercial area up to a high standard and that standard is exemplified in this Arts and Crafts building. This is a Conservation Area and we have been finding developers chomping at the bit to take big bites out of the Willesden Green Conservation Area from every direction to erect their tasteless and intrusive projects. To allow this demolition and development to go ahead would be in direct contravention of the Council's BE27 policy regarding the Mapesbury Conservation area. The current building does not 'positively detract from the area'. In fact, it contributes beautifully. What is more, the proposed structure would be completely out of context and would not fit in with the surrounding buildings and the area. This proposal is contrary to Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, part 72, as well as LP policy 7.4, which seeks to protect local character, and LP policy 7.6 on architectural quality. The Queensbury plays a multi-faceted role in this community especially as a community meeting place for all types of groups and organisations. For this plan to be allowed to proceed would detrimental to the community, to the local economy, and to the ambiance of Willesden Green and its Sense of Place. Moreover, it would clearly show that Brent Council is once again acting in direct conflict and against the best interests and wished of its electorate as well as the area and community it is supposed to serve.
  • 09/11/2012 - 37a St. Paul's ave , Willesden green , London , NW2 5SS . Objection: 1. The modern external look of the building is not sympathetic to the character of the area in conservation area, jarring with the traditional façades of Walm Lane and especially the railway station and nearby mansion blocks. The height of the structure also compromises the look of the area. 2. The increased traffic created by increase cars entering and exiting a busy road would significantly reduce safety in this area, already crowded and congested. 3. The loss of this Public House in particular would significantly alter the character of the area. The present Public House creates a community atmosphere on both sides of Walm Lane to the north of the railway bridge, providing a focal point for local residents. The Public House has outdoor space and hosts regular community events for which there is no suitable alternative venue. 4. The presence of the Public House creates a welcoming environment as you leave Willesden Green station. In its absence, the area to the north of the railway bridge would feel significantly more threatening and create potential for crime/feeling threatened as people would no longer congregate in this area. The local groups that currently meet there would be forced out of the area, such as mothers and baby groups.
  • 08/11/2012 - 51 St Gabriels Road , London , London , NW2 4DT . Objection: There would be increased human and vehicular traffic, an increased strain on local drainage and would be an unsightly blot on the landscape. Furthermore the Queensbury pub which currently occupies the site is a well used and well loved local, which not only provides a pleasant local pub and restaurant but also hosts gatherings for local mothers and babies/toddlers. It would be unfortunate if this local resource were to be lost.
  • 08/11/2012 - 50 Kenneth Crescent , London , NW2 4PN . Objection: This application should be rejected. In effect it will be closing down two establishments (the pub/restaurant and the Queensbury Deli further along Walm Lane) which provide vital social services to the community. Both are contributing to the regeneration of the area and should be valued by the owners of the land, not demolished or closed down. Both provide warm and welcoming atmospheres, no matter who you are. There is nothing else like them in Willesden Green. This tower block is also being built in a conservation area. I have reservation about the architectural merit of what is being proposed ¿ and shouldn¿t any building be incorporating what already exists in such circumstances? The developers may argue that it may mirror the tower block on the other side of the railway line, but unlike 110 Walm Lane, it does not have to be mindful of building within a Conservation area. Willesden Green tube station is across the road from this site and Walm Lane itself is well served for buses. I have reservations as to the necessity of increasing emissions from an increased volume of cars to the area if parking space is included in the scheme. Vehicles will presumably have to gain access from either Walm Lane or Dartmouth Road, both of which are heavily used. This will only serve to increase traffic congestion in an already busy area. As there is a GP surgery on the other side of Dartmouth Road I would be concerned about the increased level of danger imposed on pedestrians visiting the surgery, particularly parents with young children and the senior (and therefore less mobile) residents in the area. As I understand it, when proposing to demolish buildings in a Conservation area it is for the developer to demonstrate that what it plans to build will improve on what already exists. This scheme fails to do that. It will deprive the area of two well used, much admired and vital social hubs which provide community cohesion and a sense of neighbourhood to our diverse community in this part of Brent. Fairview Homes is already building on the site next door. Surely it would be better for the residents they expect to attract to their flats to have good quality social facilities on their doorstep rather than having to travel out of the area to find anything that is remotely similar?
  • 08/11/2012 - 61 Chandos Road , London , NW2 4LT . Objection: Dear Brent Council, I am a local resident and work in the borough. There is already a dearth of pleasent and attractive community facilities. I am absoulutely stunned that you could consider knocking down a beautiful building which is a well run buisness and is probably one of the very few organisations which really increases the the quality of local life. The shop in the library is lost as a result of the counsil's negligant attention to these quality of locality issues, this next plan would be a blow from which Willesden would not recover reducing it to not a locality but just an outpost on a tube line with a few blocks of flats around it. I therefore object srongly to this application on the following grounds: Firstly the Loss of public house/community facility Brent Council¿s CP23 protects community and cultural facilities. The London Plan 2011 prohibits unacceptable loss of an operational public house which performs an important community role. The National Planning Policy Framework, paragraph 70 specifically protects public houses. Secondly the Loss of another building in a conservation area The Queensbury is a handsome building that is in harmony with the rest of the Mapesbury Conservation Area. Brent Council¿s policy BE27 is that buildings in a conservation area cannot be demolished, partly demolished or in any substantial way altered unless they positively detract from the character or appearance of the Conservation Area. Thirdly The replacement building does not fit in the Conservation AreaIt is too tall and wide, and does not complement the other buildings (contrary to Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, part 72) lastly The proposed residential tower block will have a negative impact on other, Listed buildings in the area Willesden Green tube station is Grade II listed, and will be overshadowed by this structure. It is out of character with other buildings: LP policy 7.4, which seeks to protect local character, and LP policy 7.6 on architectural quality. It is also worth noting that in addition to supporting local community events, The Queensbury also hosts Busy Rascals and National Childbirth Trust courses and classes, and has a dependent, sister business ¿ the Deli ¿ that will be unsustainable should the pub be closed. These groups and businesses all contribute positively to the whole area. Losing them would be a big blow to the vibrancy of Willesden Green and NW2 in general. Please do listen to this plea not to further degnerate this area.
  • 08/11/2012 - 35 Melrose Avenue , London , Greater London , NW24LH . Objection: I wish to object to the above planning application on behalf of Willesden Green Team which is a formally constituted association recognised by Brent Council as the town team for Willesden Green & I am its elected Chair. We are concerned to conserve & improve the amenity & appearance of the town centre & Walm Lane & the High Road in particular. We are of the opinion that this proposed development will materially detract from the visual & social amenity of the area & should not be approved. Grounds for objection are as follows: 1.Sustainability This scheme fails to meet essential criteria for sustainability on several grounds: Sustainable Homes standards : The scheme is being submitted as a Code 3 for Sustainable Homes which falls short of GLA standard of Code Level 4. Ecological : proposal is to cut down all the existing trees on the site except one. All of existing trees provide habitat diversity which will be lost to this urban area of minimal green space. This is not a sustainable form of development. Transport: generous level of private parking provision will encourage use of fossil fuels & is therefore unsustainable & unnecessary with such close proximity to public transport . Conservation Area: Council¿s own policy states that unless a building detracts from the Conservation Area is should not be demolished. The Old Conservative Club building does not detract from the appearance of the Conservation Area. Therefore a sustainable development on this site should include the reuse of the existing building. Established Use: established use is A3 as a licensed Restaurant & the remainder of the site is in community use. The Council¿s policy protects community uses & because there is no proposal to retain community uses on the site the scheme is unsustainable 2.Loss of community meeting space & social hub. The existing public house & community space provide a valuable, safe and attractive venue for formal & informal community gatherings and the scheme offers no compensatory provision. 3.Loss of active frontage We are concerned to preserve & enhance active frontages along the retail street. The pub & pub garden provide people & activity within the street & contribute to community safety, particularly after dark. The development proposal is set back & does not provide any active frontage which will be a major loss to the vitality & vibrancy of the street. 4.Visual impact The existing building is within the Mapesbury Conservation Area. It is also opposite the Station which is a Grade II Listed building. It provides a very significant contribution to the whole setting & character of this point of arrival to Willesden Green & its loss will detract from the streetscape and sense of cohesion. The demolition of this building is not in accordance with the Council¿s own criteria for conservation areas. 5.Height of building Building is within a Conservation Area of 2 and 3 storey buildings. A scheme of this height & scale in such proximity to the development on the opposite side of the bridge will create an unwelcome ¿tunnel¿ effect & overwhelm the skyline. 6.Traffic generation & sustainability The provision of 50 % car parking allocation for a development adjacent to a Zone 2 tube station & bus services is unnecessary & inconsistent with the Council¿s sustainability objectives. Access to & from Walm Lane to a car park at this point will jeopardise pedestrian & traffic safety. 7.Lack of alternative design concepts We recognise need for new homes but this is an inappropriately dense scheme at a major cost in terms of loss of amenity & detrimental visual impact in a conservation area. A scheme which retained the pub but converted the rest of the existing building into homes, & building on car park acceptable.
  • 08/11/2012 - 53 Melrose Avenue nW24LH . Objection: I object to this development for 4 reasons 1) The proposed building is too high and not in keeping with the surrounding low rise Edwardian suburban area. It would also overshadow the Grade 11 listed Willesden Green Station 2) Extra parking generated by this development would put strain on an already overloaded CPZ scheme . I understand that some flats will be allowed parking provision, but not others. The planned underground parking would create a hazard to drivers and pedestrians alike 3) It would involve the demolition of the Queensbury Pub which is an important venue for local residents of all ages. It would also mean the loss of a commercial business on that side of the road 4) I believe a planted area is planned for the front of this block. Judging by similar schemes locally (Melrose house for instance) despite best intentions these are not properly maintained
  • 08/11/2012 - 39 blenheim gardens , london , NW2 4NR . Objection: Objection to proposed development on the grounds of: scale & design of building out of all proportion to existing buildings in immediate area and in conflict with adjacent conservation area status loss of amenity with demolition of pub/meeting place pressure on parking spaces in nearby streets general negative impact on local community: more housing and loss of amenity is not a recipe for regeneration of 'town' centres
  • 08/11/2012 - 210 Roundwood Road , London , London , NW10 3UG. Objection: The design of the proposed building is not in keeping with the surrounding architecture and is too tall and too wide. The area where the building is proposed is in the Mapesbury conservation area and the demolition of the Queensbury, the current building, will positively detract from the character and appearance of that area. The loss of public house and community facility will make Willesden a much poorer area in terms of cultural and community welfare. The proposed building is out of character with other buildings in the area will overshadow and detract from the Willesden Tube Station opposite, which is a listed building.
  • 08/11/2012 - 30 Brondesbury Park , London , nw6 7dn . Objection: I wish to lodge an objection. The Queensbury is a beautiful pub. Many people enjoy it not only for socialising but for community activities too. It is an important part of our infrastructure. We do not want anymore 'developments' that benefit the few over the many just for profit. We value our pub, its activities and its architecture. We will not let you build ugly flats. We, apparently ,live in a democracy. If that is so it means your job is to listen to the peoples wishes. Are you listening? We will not give up.
  • 08/11/2012 - 149A Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4EN . Objection: My objection is based on a belief that a fundamental component of the services for which a local authority (financed to a substantial degree by ratepayers, and indirectly by taxpayers) is responsible is to oversee the provision of the highest level of amenity feasible within financial and infrastructural constraints. My personal view is that this proposed development fails lamentably to address this requirement because it is blinkered and inconsiderate. It is clear from the huge number of objections raised that this proposal is deeply unpopular with many, many members of the local (and wider) community. The main reasons for this are that, 1- the community values and needs the Queensbury Arms, 2- it casts a large, inappropriate and ugly shadow over the Mapesbury Conservation Area, and 3- there is a large and growing traffic management problem in the area (especially concerning parking space). The value of the public house to a clientele, including Mother and baby groups, is amply covered in other objections here. If this development gets planning approval in its present form, it will cast its monstrous shadow over the wall of my front garden ¿ on which Brent refused to allow the erection of a 24 foot by 2 foot wooden fence 2 years ago!!! (Such is the lip-service that Brent pays to environment quality). The visual pollution presented by a 100+foot high concrete tower looming over the back garden is rather more of a threat to my neighbours and myself. Finding a parking space in the MW section of the street where my family lives is often well-nigh impossible. The worry is how much worse this problem is going to become. What the planners need to consider is the extra pressure that is growing on the parking space close to 110 Walm Lane. How many parking spaces will be needed for the occupants of 112 Walm Lane when it is built? What about Foxtons' vehicles? I understand that Foxtons have a contract to park 13 cars on the car park to the rear of 110 Walm Lane. Where will they go when the car park closes? The development itself will add in excess of 100 bedrooms. How on earth can 23 parking spaces be adequate for this amount of potential occupation? The ensuing upheaval during the development will only add to this problem. Given the pressure on social housing, one must have some sympathy with regard to the need for the production of new homes. What the council MUST DO is send this proposal back to the drawing board, where the issues raised in these objections can be addressed. I have been led to believe that the pub has 4 years left on its lease. This gives AMPLE TIME for a scheme to be drawn up that will be more sympathetic to the feelings of, and provision for the needs of the existing ratepayers in the area. Perhaps the council could also spend a bit of time coming up with a parking policy that truly addresses the present AND FUTURE needs of the locality.
  • 07/11/2012 - 64 Teignmouth Road , London , NW2 4DX . Objection
  • 07/11/2012 - 8 Deacon Road , Cricklewood , London , NW2 5QH . Objection
  • 06/11/2012 - 51 St Gabriels Road , London , . Objection: Loss of a local social facility; overconcentration of residential units with additional strains on local amenities; congestion in traffic and parking; inappropriately large scale of development
  • 06/11/2012 - 3 ellesmere road nw101lj . Objection: I object to this in the strongest possible sense. This would be bad for Willesden Green as an area, as the pub and the associated deli act as the dpi centre for willesden greens budding community. not only do local groups and families use the facilities but having establishment of this caliber in the area attracts investment. the irony is that the people who these horrible flats are aimed at would find the Queensbury a massive plus when considering to move to the area Secondly, to allow this to go ahead would be in direct contravention of the council's BE27 policy regarding the Mapesbury Conservation area. the current building in no way 'positively detracts from the area'. What is more, the proposed structure would be completely out of context and would not fit in with the surrounding buildings and the area. this, from what I understand, would be contrary to Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, part 72, as well as LP policy 7.4, which seeks to protect local character, and LP policy 7.6 on architectural quality. At a time when local communities and high streets are struggling to maintain themselves, Willesden Green and it's residents have been working hard to buck the trend and reinvigorate and promote local business, local involvement and interaction, and the agenda of 'loving your high st'. The Queensbury has engaged wholeheartedly in this too, and plays a multi-faceted role. For this plan to be allowed would be a step backwards for the community, for the local economy, and would show the council to be acting in direct conflict with the best interests of it's electorate and the area and community it is supposed to serve.
  • 06/11/2012 - 28 Heber Road , London , London , NW26AA . Objection: It is more than just a pub! It is a social hub and community space.
  • 06/11/2012 - 28 Heber Road , London , London , NW26AA . Objection: I strongly object to yet another block of flats being built, particularly when taking the place of a beautiful old pub which is one of the nicest parts of Willesden Green. We were not consulted beforehand either. I found out about this purely by chance and am really cross at the continuous pulling down of low rise buildings to put up in their place tall, ugly blocks full of people creating further pressure on an already overcrowded area. The Queensbury is a focal point and an attractive and much used pub amidst some tatty, rundown shops. I really hope this does not go ahead.
  • 06/11/2012 - 50 Callcott Road , London , NW6 7EA . Objection: Isn't this a conservation area? This is a scheme which is dermoslishing a loved and much used pub (and the last surviving in the area) and replacing it with a block of flats with no architectural or social merit.
  • 06/11/2012 - 1 cavendish road Nw6 7xt . Objection: The pub had been the meeting point for the national child birth trust where mums, carers & children meet, so demolishing it is considered a loss of a meeting space for the community and a social hub where mothers & carers get support from other mothers & children get the chance to share in activities that helps them through their development.
  • 06/11/2012 - 66 Dartmouth Rd., , London , London , NW2 4HA . Objection: We are objecting to this planning application on the grounds of 1. Height - the surrounding buildings are only up to 6 storeys 2. Parking - residents without parking permits will find a way round this and the area will be overloaded with cars 3. Quality - the building behind sainsbury's local is shoddy and decaying and sainsbury's was given planning permission to store crates and bins on the pavement. The new building should show the residents some more respect 4. Loss of light and amenity. The houses on that side of Dartmouth Rd. will lose light and have an unsightly view, with flatowners overlookiing their gardens 5. Conservation. The proposed block is on the edge of a conservation area - the existing building is an attractive victorian building which is also a focal point for meetings for local residents.
  • 05/11/2012 - 11 The Crescent , Cricklewood , London , NW2 6HA . Objection: I wish to object to the proposal to demolish the Queensbury public house. Willesden Green has effectively no comparable facilities, in terms of a pleasant, clean well managed pub with good quality food and drinks. Indeed the wider area - Cricklewood, Dollis Hill, Neasden, Willesden - is seriously short of such facilities of any quality. As a nearby resident for some 25 years, I have visited the Queensbury on many occasions since it became a public house. I have always enjoyed the ambience and the fare, while appreciating the pub's facilities and the quality of the service. Willesden Green has already in recent times lost much of what makes it special and different as a local community. If we are to lose this pub too, it will hasten the demise of that community.
  • 05/11/2012 - 11 The Crescent , Cricklewood , London , NW2 6HA . Objection: I object to this scheme getting planning permission. 1. The Queensbury is a vibrant community asset that is constantly used by a wide range of people. It is the only decent pub/restaurant in Willesden Green and provides a safe welcoming and entertaining environment that enhances quality of life. 2. I dispute the Heritage statement 1.4 which states that demolition will not cause material harm to the character and appearance of Mapesbury Conservation Area' - the demolition of an attractive building replaced by an ugly Fairview building will make a difference. 1.6 statement that the new building 'will enhance the character and appearance of MCA' is contradictd by a statement in 1.7 which says that the 'trees at St Gabriels will screen the building in the summer ' - if the new development enhances the MCA then there wouldn't be a need to stress the fact that the view will be screened. 3. The scheme will only provide 18% affordable housing which is significantly below the Council's 50% AH policy 4. Not all the documents listed on the website can be opened. 5. The design is bulky and the windows and external cladding are not in keeping with the area
  • 05/11/2012 - Flat 1, 208 Walm Lane , London , NW2 3BP . Objection: The Queensbury Pub is the ONLY decent pub in Willesden Green, otherwise it means travelling to Queens Park, Kensal Rise or Maida Vale to find a pub worth socialising in. None of which are within reasonable walking distance. The Queensbury has a pleasant, friendly atmosphere, caters to all age groups, serves good food and has the added bonus of an attractive, well planned outside seating area which is quite unique and would be much missed by all. Willesden Green is already a large residential area and with all the redevelopment that is currently underway surely it is essential to have places for social interaction. That is what forms a community. Places where people can come together in their leisure time and get to know their neighbours. Fast food outlets are not the answer. Willesden Green has long been in dire need of rejuvenation in the high street and projects like Queens Parade are a step in the right direction. We've also seen in recent times a few green shoots appearing in the high street like The Queensbury Deli but if The Queensbury Pub goes the deli may not survive either. It would be a huge mistake to sacrifice The Queensbury pub for yet another block of flats. Perhaps the developers and the council can tell us where these new residents will be able to enjoy a pint with their friends, family and their new neighbours?
  • 05/11/2012 - Flat 1, 208 Walm Lane , London , NW2 3BP . Objection: The Queensbury Pub is the ONLY decent pub in Willesden Green, otherwise it means travelling to Queens Park, Kensal Rise or Maida Vale to find a pub worth socialising in. None of which are within reasonable walking distance. The Queensbury has a pleasant, friendly atmosphere, caters to all age groups, serves good food and has the added bonus of an attractive, well planned outside seating area which is quite unique and would be much missed by all. Willesden Green is already a large residential area and with all the redevelopment that is currently underway surely it is essential to have places for social interaction. That is what forms a community. Places where people can come together in their leisure time and get to know their neighbours. Fast food outlets are not the answer. Willesden Green has long been in dire need of rejuvenation in the high street and projects like Queens Parade are a step in the right direction. We've also seen in recent times a few green shoots appearing in the high street like The Queensbury Deli but if The Queensbury Pub goes the deli may not survive either. It would be a huge mistake to sacrifice The Queensbury pub for yet another block of flats. Perhaps the developers and the council can tell us where these new residents will be able to enjoy a pint with their friends, family and their new neighbours?
  • 05/11/2012 - 65 St Paul's Avenue , London , NW2 5TG . Objection: I wish to register my objection to the demolition of a valuable community asset and to the erection of a ten storey block of flats. The Queensbury is by far the nicest place in Willesden to go for a drink and one of the best places to go for a meal. I see both the pub and the deli as signs of regeneration in the neighbourhood and would be distressed to lose either facility. In addition, the Queensbury is far more than a pub, it's also a community facility, being used daily by local community groups. It would be detrimental to the local community for this facility to disappear. Secondly, I'm appalled by the idea of a ten storey block being built on Walm Lane. It would be twice as high as other buildings in the surrounding streetscape and is not at all in keeping with the late Victorian and Edwardian character of Willesden Green. I urge the planning committee to reject this application, and to retain a much valued local amenity.
  • 05/11/2012 - 43 chandos road , London , Nw24lt . Objection: This is a terrible idea. The Queensbury pub and deli provide a much needed social hub across the community of willesden green. Both significantly improve the quality of life in the area and make it a more appealing place to live. We need more places like this since they attract business into the area instead of allowing it to leach into west hampstead and queens park. The proposed development is out of character with the area and will contribute to widening inequalities in affordability of housing rather than solving the problem.
  • 05/11/2012 - First Floor Flat, 6 Howard Road, Cricklewood , London , NW2 6DR . Objection: Objection: I strongly object to the proposal to demolish the Queensbury pub, just to make way for yet more small apartments. This local treasure is a fantastic community resource and is the last high quality and friendly pub in the Willesden Green area. Architecturally it is also a stunning building, which if replaced by a modern tower block would be plainly wrong! I tire of yet another attempt to replace our magnificent London buildings with small soulless apartments, not to mention the subsequent strain these would put on the local infrastructure and schools etc. It is worth remembering that once these iconic buildings are all gone, you can't get them back. It shouldn¿t always be just about the money!
  • 05/11/2012 - 70 Walm Lane , Willesden Green , London , NW2 4RA . Objection
  • 05/11/2012 - 8 Riffel Road Willesden Green , London , NW2 4PH . Objection: I object very strongly to the proposal to demolish our much loved Queensbury pub and restaurant. There is quite simply nowhere else like it in this area - a place where it is always safe, welcoming, and providing good food and drink in an exceptionally nice atmosphere. The proposal to demolish it to be replaced by what, according to architects' illustrations, will be one of the ugliest blocks in London, is an act of madness. It's ironic that Mapesbury is a conservation area and you cannot so much as put in new windows without contravening regulations, but a firm such as Fairview can come along and suddenly the rules don't matter any more. Does Brent care at all about what its residents feel strongly about? Apparently not, if this badly thought out scheme is allowed to progress in its current form. There's plenty of room behind The Queensbury to build a smaller block while keeping the pub at the front.
  • 05/11/2012 - 4 Rutland Park Gardens , London , NW2 4RG . Objection: I disapprove of the plan to demolish the Queensbury. it will ruin the neighbourhood .
  • 05/11/2012 - 104 Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4HB . Objection: We strongly object to the proposed development. The Queensbury provides a focal point for the community and is a thriving local business which has gone from strength to strength unlike the many 'pop up' bars across the way! Brent Council claims to be interested in regeneration of the Willesden Green area and so to lose one of the few remaining ammenities which attracts people to the area would seem incredibly short sighted. Add to this the nonsense of 56 flats and 23 parking spaces. Where do you expect they will spend their money after the demolition of this established community hub? It is unlikley to be in Willesden Green.
  • 05/11/2012 - 110 Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4HB . Objection: I strongly object to the application to make 110 Walm Lane into flats. I lived at my address for the past 20 years. During the past six years, the road has become congested with heavy traffic and highly polluted with car fumes and traffic noise affecting the physical and mental health of its residents. Currently there are 12 flats in construction right next to the proposed application for 56 flats at 110 Walm Lane . If the development goes ahead, the current difficulties will magnify bringing further misery to local residents. Erin Court, a block of flats next to Sainsbury's has been fairly recently erected. It is an absolute eye sore and not in style with the surrounding buildings. A further two blocks of flats will only add to this and devaluate properties in the neighbouring conservation area. Every little bit of space in Brent is being taken up with the construction of flats and no thought is being given to the impact the increase of significant population and lack of communal space will invariable have on the current resident community. "Major development should enhance the public realm, by creating or contributing to attractive and successful outdoor areas." Vera Lovinger
  • 04/11/2012 - Ground Floor Flat 6 Howard Road , London , NW2 6DR . Objection: - Loss of a beautiful building which enhances the local area - Loss of a wonderful pub/community centre/meeting place - the only one if its kind in this area - Inappropriate large scale development which would be to the detriment of the local area.
  • 04/11/2012 - 6 Balmoral road , london , Brent , NW2 5DY . Objection: The Queensburty Pub have been my local for a long time now. Not only this is the last decent place to enjoy a glass of wine in Willesden Green but it has always been a social place bringing a cheerfull atmosphere around. The all building is also really great and it would be in my opinion criminal to destruct such a beautifull piece of architecture. It does make the surouding of the sation a nice and safe place to be. Please don't let the buildozer take it down ! Regards Gerald Regimbaud.
  • 04/11/2012 - 25 Keyes road , London , Nw2 3xb . Objection: I object to the demolition of the queensbury pub as it is the only decent pub in the neighbourhood. In addition, during the day the pub serves as a gathering place for young mums and their newborns creating a fantastic community spirit. Fine if you have to built highrise apartments but only if you allow for retail and pub space at ground level. Should be no problem to plan in, in fact it should even make commercial viability of the development better. We cannot afford to loose a great community building place like the queensbury in Mapesbury / willesden green.
  • 04/11/2012 - 26b Grange Road , London , NW10 2QU. Objection: The Queensbury is the only pub within 25 mins' walk where you DO NOT HAVE TO avoid eye-contact with some of the regulars (and bar-staff in some cases). It is a family-friendly social hub, bringing together the wide spectrum of people that make up the residents of Willesden. It is a meeting place for young (and old) professionals, and mothers with children. It is also an attractive building in a conservation area. The open front provides a sense of security for passers-by. Willesden already suffers from a lack of school places and GP surgeries. The current "regeneration" programme is short-sighted: non-resident council officers, private landlords and contractors will be the only beneficiaries of this vandalism. We need MORE places like the Queensbury, and FEWER rough pubs, betting shops, junk-food outlets.
  • 04/11/2012 - 117A Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4ES . Objection: Access and Parking How will the machinery and lorries access the site without causing chaos on the roads? Currently access to Wesley court, via Dartmouth Road is problem, particularly for pedestrians. How is this going to be managed into and from Walm Lane? How are the massive parking pressures that this development will create in the nearby streets be dealt with, where there is already a challenge to parking for residents? Half the flats have no parking provided. Add another level of parking under the building. The parking problem is because the developer is trying to squeeze more flats onto the site using the policy to reduce cars by limiting parking. Local people will suffer as a result. Building Height The10storey tower is by any measure inappropriate for the site and surroundings. The development on the opposite side of the railway bridge is 6 storeys high, with a unpleasant looking glass edifice. If developer claims this as precedent, can we then expect applications for 14storeys and 16storeys on the other corners of this junction. The developer for 112 Walm Lane applied for 6floors and in response to local criticism a more comfortable 5storeys was approved. Unfortunately the developer at 110 wants to use the 6plus storeys opposite and the 5storeys next door as a justification for 10floors. Respond firmly by allowing a building the same height as the existing conservative club. Loss of light The 10storey tower flats will overlook the gardens in Dartmouth Road. The tower will obstruct sunlight for a period each day and these residents will have their amenity reduced. If the flats in the upper 4 floors of the tower are essential to the economical performance of the development then accommodate them within the building at lower levels. It would eliminate the visual intrusion and overlooking problems. The architecture of this block is not special. The developer may have already discounted the few extra flats in the top of the tower and would cut off four floors if it guaranteed planning permission. Quality Evidence was provided of good quality ceramic wall cladding for the building and it is essential that this level of quality of materials is specified. The Sainsbury building was drab when put up and is now in a state of disrepair and decay. The granting of planning permission showed a lack of respect for the residents of Willesden Green when Sainsbury¿s were allowed to store their trolleys and rubbish bins on the pavement and store inflammable rubbish against the front wall of this building? The planning department needs to ensure that strict conditions are attached to any planning permission granted to ensure quality long lasting materials for the elevations of this building. Loss of Amenity and Conservation This is an area where people care about their environment. Now the developers are planning to destroy yet another attractive Victorian building, the Conservative Club, a pleasant social hub of the local community. A tragedy to loose the excellent area where young families enjoy networking in the only space available in W Green. The character of this part of Willesden Green is being eroded.
  • 04/11/2012 - 164 Walm Lane , London , NW2 4RX . Objection: There is already a very high degree of residential dwelings in the area. Fr example the new high rise building under construction next to the Old Conservative Club.
  • 04/11/2012 - 13 Newton Road , London , London , NW2 6PS . Objection: I strongly object to the proposed demolition of the Queensbury pub on the following grounds: 1 - This would be a huge loss of one of the few surviving community centres, one particularly supporting parents. The pub's sister business, the Queensbury Deli would also be forced to close, which contributes a huge amount to the ambience and vibrancy of the High Road. Brent council have already closed libraries, the Surestart children's centre, the cinema and children's book shop, and as someone about to have their first child I am extremely concerned about the lack of facilities for young families in the area. This will make Willesden Green a much less inviting area for young families to settle in the future. 2 - The pub is an attractive building and part of the Mapesbury conservation area, protected under Brent Council's policy BE27. 3 - The design of the flats does not fit with the conservation area. 4 - The proposed residential tower block will have a negative impact on other, listed buildings in the area. 5. Parking in the area is already extremely difficult and the underground car park planned would not provide sufficient parking for the number of flats planned, multiple occupants and their visitors. The proposed plans are an incredibly short-sighted move by Brent Council and would have a devastating effect on the community of Willesden Green.
  • 04/11/2012 - 90a Walm Lane , London , NW2 4QY . Objection: The buildings are much too high and not in keeping architecturally with the surrounding area. The demolition of the pub would be a great loss both architecturally and amenity wise. It adds character to the area which we can ill afford to loose.
  • 04/11/2012 - 131B Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4ES . Objection: My objection relates to the limited parking. According to the plan there is going to be 58 flats built but an an underground car park for 23 cars. No doubt some of the flats will be homes to multiple car owners, but if each flat becomes occupied by an average of one car owner then that is 35 cars without a parking space. As things stand there is no room for them on the streets and I would challenge anyone to take a walk from there and count off 35 empty residents parking spaces. It is vital that the council insists that one private parking space per flat is the minimum requirement incorporated into the plans. More to the point is that residents are debarred from having parking permits for the streets outside. The council must make it a condition of these flats going ahead that all potential buyers are clearly informed that a condition of their residency is that they will not able to apply for on street residents parking permits. There simply is no room for them. I will withdraw my objection if this condition is applied irrespective of the number of parking spaces provided.
  • 03/11/2012 - 5, St Gabriel's Road , London , London , NW2 4DS . Objection: I object to this proposal and agree with what seem to be mainly objections! The Queensbury pub is the only friendly pub in the area, it looks great and offers a friendly social environment the like of which is nowhere seen in the area. Replacing it with a towerblock is not only old fashioned, 1960s type planning, but also socially and esthetically shocking, never mind infringing on conservation area laws?! Destroying that pub will erase the only community friendly business in the area (Kilburn is not really an option for families). Already a beautiful Victorian house next doors has been destroyed to build what looks like a hideous block of flats. I will keep this short because I am cynical enough to realise that no amount of protests will prevent the council from doing whatever it plans to do anyway, cf. the Willesden Library. It's a crying shame, the developers should be embarrassed to propose this, and the council even more so if they accept it! Surely they could come up with something more innovative and less destructive if it really is social housing we are talking about here (again, my cynicism firmly in place!) I would strongly urge the council to consider this application very cautiously if it really wants to - as it seems to claim via windowsonwillesden etc. - to build a community in Willesden, so far it is not doing a convincing job!
  • 03/11/2012 - 170C Walm Lane , London , NW2 3AX . Objection: Closing local libraries and community hubs, mother and toddlers etc just increases young mums' isolation - with huge potential costs for health and social services. The potential impacts are significant. Yesterday I was reading this..... http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/nov/03/postnatal-depression-widespread-felicia-boots It's about having somewhere to go, a reason to get up and get dressed, people to share your concerns and daft worries with. The local library in Cricklewood has already closed, the bigger Willesden Green one (a life saver and great local resource) is to be closed for around 12 months to allow redevelopment (wouldn't you think they'd have kept the other one open?). Now the Queensbury pub which runs Mother & Toddler, Diddy Dance etc is under serious threat - with the Conservative Club having sold the site to Fairview Homes it already feels like a done deal in far too many ways. PLEASE stop this going ahead.
  • 03/11/2012 - 170C Walm Lane , London , NW2 3AX . Objection: I object to this in the strongest possible sense. This would be bad for Willesden Green as an area, its residents, the 'look' of the high street. The Queensbury acts not only as a public house (and a profitable and viable one in a time when many public houses are closing out of necessity) but also as a community hub, catering for numerous parts of the community, including families, children and local businesses. Secondly, to allow this to go ahead would be in direct contravention of the council's BE27 policy regarding the Mapesbury Conservation area. the current building in no way 'positively detracts from the area'. What is more, the proposed structure would be completely out of context and would not fit in with the surrounding buildings and the area. this, from what I understand, would be contrary to Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, part 72, as well as LP policy 7.4, which seeks to protect local character, and LP policy 7.6 on architectural quality. At a time when local communities and high streets are struggling to maintain themselves, Willesden Green and it's residents have been working hard to buck the trend and reinvigorate and promote local business, local involvement and interaction, and the agenda of 'loving your high st'. The Queensbury has engaged wholeheartedly in this too, and plays a multi-faceted role. For this plan to be allowed would be a step backwards for the community, for the local economy, and would show the council to be acting in direct conflict with the best interests of it's electorate and the area and community it is supposed to serve.
  • 03/11/2012 - 4 Linacre Road , London , NW2 5BB . Objection
  • 03/11/2012 - 14 Midland Terrace Cricklewood , London , NW2 6QH . Objection: I would like to register my objection to the demolition of the Queensbury Pub. This property hosts a thriving local business which provides a great community resource, both as a meeting place for local community groups and organisations, and supporting community activities in the Cricklewood and Willesden Green areas. The building itself is a beautiful old building which is in character with the surrounding Mapesbury conservation area. The planned development to replace it would both detract from the appearance of the area and mean the loss of a valuable community amenity.
  • 03/11/2012 - 10A Ash Grove , London , NW2 3LL . Objection: The Queensbury pub is the only viable pub in the immediate area and acts as an important cultural hub, hosting numerous community events including daily mother and baby groups. If the pub closes these cultural activities would likely be lost, as would the dependent Queensbury deli. The pub is also a high-quality restaurant which adds significantly to the local nightlife. I understand the need for densification in the borough, but surely this needs to include elements of mixed-use development when replacing mixed-use amenities. Moreover, it is difficult to see how the proposed design fits into the conservation area.
  • 03/11/2012 - 2 Dean Court Dean Road , London , NW2 5AA . Objection: There are no decent pubs/ cafes in Willesden Green except for the Queensbury. It is the only venue in the area with decent outside/ al fresco seating area. It is a beautiful place to meet friends & socialise. The council should never of let the Spotted Dog be turned into flats and if they allow the same to happen here it would be a terrible mistake for the area. A desirable area to live is based on its cafes, pubs and other community facilities. Willesden needs more places like this. If this goes there will be nothing left...!
  • 03/11/2012 - Westly Court 155 Darrtmouth Road NW2 4RS . Objection: We are objecting to this planning application on the following grounds: 1. Height - this building will tower over surrounding buildings. 2.Parking - the increase in residential property will increase the number of cars in the area. Whilst some parking is provided this will not be sufficient for all residents and the area will be overloaded with cars 3. Loss of light and amenity. The houses on that side of Dartmouth Rd. will lose light and have an unsightly view, with flatowners overlooking their gardens 4. Conservation. The proposed block is on the edge of a conservation area - the existing building is an attractive victorian building which is also a focal point for meetings for local residents.
  • 03/11/2012 - Flat C 107 Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4ES . Objection: We were horrified to hear of the plans to demolish the Queensbury pub in favour of a 10 story tower block and strongly object to the plans submitted by fairview. This pub is a beautiful building and a focal point of our community. It provides activities and a place to meet local neighbours and friends. We use the pub regularly, hopping off the tube and catching up with our friends who live in the area on the way home. I object to these plans on a number of grounds: - destruction of a social hub and central point to our community - A significant change to the feeling of our high street. From the pub down, this area is a developing retail environment. The queensbury arcade has been a roaring success and the reason is that residents want a shopping and socialising focal point to their community. Adding a tower block changes the character of the area. - It also destroys a beautiful victorian building on the edge of the conservation area. This will set a precedent that will unpick the fabric of the conservation area and destroy all the history and greenery we have all worked hard to preserve. It will have a negative impact on surrounding areas. I hope you will decline this application by fairview and maintain a beautiful central point to our community.
  • 03/11/2012 - 36 Heber Road , London , NW2 6AA . Objection
  • 03/11/2012 - 2A Avenue Mansions, 36-40 St Pauls Avenue , London , NW2 5UG . Objection: I have only recently moved to the area and am very disappointed to hear about this planning application. The Queensbury pub is by far the nicest pub in the area - there are no others like it - and to me represented signs of regeneration, along with the lovely Queensbury deli which I go to frequently. Both of these places encouraged me that this is an area on the way up and were a factor in my moving here. I am therefore extremely disappointed that the only reason I even found out about the planning application was through someone handing out pamphlets at the tube station - I am unaware of any attempt to contact local residents. The pub falls within the Mapesbury Conservation Area and I am therefore surprised that an attractive old building can be demolished and replaced with an ugly modern tower block. I very much hope that this planning application is rejected and the pub allowed to continue to thrive and enhance the area.
  • 02/11/2012 - 36 St Gabriels Road , Willesden Green , NW2 4SA . Objection
  • 02/11/2012 - 4 Balgove Court St Andrew's Road , London , NW10 2TJ. Objection: The Mapesbury Conservation Area Character Appraisal on this website states: "The Conservation Area is under pressure from insidious small scale change" It would appear that it is equally under threat from large scale development and I am stunned that given the definitions of the conservation area in that document and the clear demarcation that this development lies within its boundaries that this application has even gone to consultation. It should never have been given a moments consideration. I am somewhat fearful that given that the Council are already in cahoots over this, and the rubber stamp is already inked and ready to be applied. It is a terrible plan in any number of ways. The pub that will be lost is, as many have said, a much loved and prized centre of the community. It has no equal in the immediate area either as a pub or a restaurant. The nearest comparable that the supporting patsy earlier listed is too far away to be considered of this community. It is much valued as a centre for new mums in the daytime, so much more than just a better class of drinking haunt but a genuine positive influence in fostering true community links. The suggested replacement is hideous. The impact on traffic, parking and already overstretched local facilities is impossible to overstate. But even if these considerations are obviated, the building itself is ugly and a detriment to the area. And who benefits? Whose life will be made better for this? The developers and investors, those already rich enough to purchase the flats and let them out. I was at the Open Day for Metropolitan Court and was told that the majority of interest had been for buy-to-let, so the community pays in more ways, and there's no guarantee that any benefit will be retained locally. One of the recommendations of the Conservation Area Appraisal is: ii) Improved liaison between the community and the Council. Here's an opportunity to prove it. The community are having their say, and it is a dialogue that will continue all the way to the ballot box if this application is passed.
  • 02/11/2012 - 43 Anson Road , London , NW2 3UY . Objection: Dear Sirs, I'd like to object to this planning proposal on the basis of the following: I am concerned that the Queensbury Pub will be closed and that this will result in a loss of a social hub and loss of a community space contrary to the National planning policy framework para 70 and CP23 of Brent's adopted core strategy. It would be a terrible shame to see the loss of a much loved and utilised pub and would make a mockery of any of Brent planning's efforts to preserve the attractive parts of Willesden Green/Mapesbury and encourage regeneration of the area. In recent years the Queensbury pub and its sister business, the Queensbury Deli have assisted greatly in making the Walm Lane area attractive and family orientated. I fear that the closure of the pub and the resulting closure of the Deli will mark a decline back to the days of a street comprising mainly of chicken and kebab shops and charity stores.
  • 01/11/2012 - 9 Marley Walk . Objection: This would be a terrible mistake for Willesden. This development would make a complete mockery of the term 'conservation area' and take an essential part of the community out not to mention a beautiful Edwardian building, iconic in the area. The loss of what is the only family pub in the area (previous references to Kilburn High Road can be ignored) and as many have said is a key feature to the attractiveness of the area. Any councillor voting in favour of this will definitely lose my vote in the next local elections.
  • 01/11/2012 - 32 Gladstone Court Anson Road , London , London , NW2 4LA . Objection
  • 01/11/2012 - 110 Chatsworth Road , London , NW2 5QU . Objection
  • 31/10/2012 - 6 Hamilton Road , London , NW10 1NX. Objection: I have been approached by residents in my Willesden Ward to support their objections to this application and I refer in part to items in the pretentious ¿Design & Access Statement¿. I do not consider the proposal enhances the location. The Queensbury has an important role as a family friendly meeting place. The height of the frontage apes rather than reflects sympathetically the local high points such as St Gabriel¿s Church tower. Consider the plan for 56 flats excessive and contrary to the Design and Access Statement,it does exploit the potential for cramming in new homes. Willesden appears a target for some aggressive development schemes that increases housing density without providing the amenities necessary to sustain them. There appears to be little regard to the impact on the local infrastructure such as schools and medical facilities. Brent is already pressed to provide sufficient school places and Willesden locality is acknowledged to have fewer general practitioners per 1,000 residents compared to other areas of the borough. The proposal would bring overcrowding to the area rather than the ¿vitality¿ suggested. Disagree with the description of the current building as being of ¿poor quality¿. It fits sympathetically with its neigbours. With a PTAL rating of 5 and proximity to Willesden Green Underground Station and local bus routes the development does not really need 50% car parking provision.
  • 31/10/2012 - 13 ERIN COURT , 94 Walm Lane , London , NW2 4QA . Objection: Objection: The Queensbury is one of the very few nice pubs in the area and is a historic building in its own right. As with the closing of the libraries in Brent, we do not believe that the financial gain the council is trying to make should be at the expense of people's enjoyment of such services.
  • 31/10/2012 - 27 ERIN COURT , 94 Walm Lane , London , NW2 4QA . Objection: We strongly object against the proposed development. To suggest that it is acceptable to pull down the only decent pub in the area since "the building is a 'neutral element' and it's demolition would not harm the character or appearance of the area" is simply preposterous and to claim that the new development will enhance the Walm Lane streetscene is rather far fetched. It is exactly places like The Queensbury that enhance the area and the quality of life of local residents. This pub is a vibrant meeting point for the local families and friends and it's closure would be a huge loss to the community. There is no other alternative in the area. We need more places like this, not less! We envy areas like Queens Park or Kensal Rise for their community feel, why stop Willesden Green becoming more like them?! Furthermore it's pretty clear the flats will not be low-cost (the flats built in place of The Spotted Dog are being sold for close to half a million each) and the design hardly respects local character, as claimed, being several storeys higher than all neighbouring buildings. We say Save The Queensbury!
  • 30/10/2012 - 22 Ellesmere Road , London , NW10 1JR. Objection: I have lived in this area for 16 years and the Queensbury and Deli are the best things about Willesden Green. It is terrible that the demolition of this building is proposed in the name of regeneration. How many more flats can be built where public houses once stood? That corner will just be one ugly block of flats. What happened to caring about the areas facilities? My family feel very strongly about objecting to this planning application and I know many other neighbours feel the same.
  • 30/10/2012 - 53 villiers road , london , nw2 5pg . Objection: There are no other nice pubs in Willesden Green. If you continue to knock the few remianing nice things down in this area to build yet more flats, nobody is going to want to come and live here. I also understand that the Deli is also likely to be closed as a consiquence of destroying the pub. Once again this is one of very few nice cafe's in the area. I know that that the only thing that influences these kinds of plans is money, but it is so short sighted to wantenly destroy these two fantastic busniesses.
  • 30/10/2012 - 14 Ellesmere Road , London , NW10 1JR. Objection: I object to this proposal on three levels. First, The Queensbury Pub (and the associated Queensbury Deli) is an integral part of the social hub for residents of Willesden Green, Dollis Hill and Cricklewood. Losing these facilities would massively reduce the availability of decent family friendly pubs and restaurants. Second, a ten story building would be incongruous considering the neighbouring conservation area (Mapesbury). Third, the huge increase in traffic around the car park would be chaotic (at best) and dangerous (at worst), given the proximity to Willesden Green tube station and the existing busy junction.
  • 30/10/2012 - 207 Brondesbury Park Brondesbury , London , NW2 5JN . Objection: The Queensbury is the only really decent Pub/Bar/Restaurant in the Willesden Green area, a venue that serves very good food and drink in very pleasant and comfortable surroundings and with a friendly ambience. The building itself also serves another function as the social/meeting premises for the local Conservative Club. The other pubs along Willesden High Road are rough places for drunks where individuals and offices like ours would not choose to spend our social time. It is also the venue that we, collectively as an office, use to meet up at lunchtimes, birthdays, staff-leavings, and we have our Christmas meal there too. It would, for us, be a real shame and a big inconvenience if this one and only decent meeting-and-eating place were to disappear. If there is a case that more housing is needed in this immediate area, although I would say that it is plenty busy enough here with more than enough residential properties, then it should not be forgotten that the people you intend to move in will need all of the expected local amenities, like shops, supermarket, banks, and decent restaurants, pubs and bars to socialise in; they would also no doubt like a Bookshop and library complex! Not all of us want to use a High Street filled (as it is already) with fast-food outlets, Betting Shops and rough pubs, with a noticeable lack of nice-quality small shops also, so it is extremely disappointing to note that you intend removing one of the very few decent places that improves the quality of life in this area (as you have already done by driving away the Willesden Bookshop and are trying to do with the attempted demolition of the library complex and the old Victorian building in front of it). Please do not demolish the Queensbury and lose yet another of only a very few decent local amenities/meeting-places in this area.
  • 30/10/2012 - 29 Fleetwood Road , London , NW10 1NB. Objection: I do not support this application for the following reasons: The Queensbury Pub is a crucial and successful social space near Willesden Green Tube making Willesden a destination not just for local people but one where people can easily travel to and onwards from. The Queenbury Pub keeps spending in Brent and adds to Willesden Green's vibrancy and relevancy to different age groups. It is a shame to lose one of the assets that draws people to the area at a time when so much work has been done on Walm lane and Willesden High Street in the last year. Willesden Green and the Windows on Willesden projet has been favourably mentioned in The Sunday Times, Time Out and many media for its championing of local business and innovative approach to encourage people to valuing our local high streets. Willesden Green has shown other city centers how to make an interesting, genuine, unique and valuable town centre at a time when there is competition from out of town shopping centres. The Queenbury Pub and Deli are important parts of Walm Lane eating and shopping experience. The area benefits architecturally and asthetically from having the Conservative club, Queensbury pub and and a mix of building styles. The pleasing front area of the Queensbury pub is the only part that could in anyway reflect the 'Green' part of 'Willesden Green' the area's and tube stations name. The space is beautifully lit and reflects the pride that those of us who live here feel. However Station Parade has no such character and could perhaps offer scope for redevelopment in the area. The more recent flats built with a Sainsbury's opposite the tube station are already grubby and unloved in appearance and the Sainsbury's often has large trolleys outside making it look untidy. Willesden Green does not need more of this type of development. Why remove an asset to the area, The Queensbury Pub that is looked after, successful and needs no improvement, while leaving 'sadder' areas with no character untouched? I do hope you will take these points into consideration in this planning consultation as I believe that losing the Queensbury Pub will be devastating to Willesden Green and the endeavours to bring people into the area to shop and socialise and importantly to spend money in the last 5 years.
  • 30/10/2012 - 143 Chatsworth Road , London , NW2 5QT . Objection: We strongly object on the following grounds: The suggestion by Montague Evans that the "replacement building will enhance the character and appearance of the Mapesbury Conservation Area" is laughable and suggests that Montagu Evans have no understanding whatsoever of the area. Other than the Sainsburys flats which are a blot on the landscape, there are no 10 storey tower blocks in the area. What makes the Mapesbury Conservation Area so special is the space, low density and low buildings. This 10 storey tower block is the absolute opposite. The proposed building does not in anyway "respond to the scale and character of the Conservation Area". The Mapesbury Conservation Area comprises family houses with large gardens. How exactly the proposals conform with this is unclear to me. The proposed building also does not "create a new green public space". It removes one large house with gardens and replaces it with 56 flats! The proposed building given its great height will dominate an otherwise very low rise area. Other than the ugly block over Sainsburys it will really stand out. It will not fit in at all with the other buildings. The proposal provides for 56 flats but parking for only 23 cars (3 of which are disabled parking). Where are the cars for the remaining flat owners supposed to park? One should not assume that one flat will only own one car. There will be considerable over flow into the surrounding roads. It is rather telling that the most important viewpoint in the Montagu Evans "visual impact" (the one from the station - viewpoint 9) is missing. It does not however take much imagination to work out how much it will stand out being at least three times as high as the current building. All the other "visuals" are at a great distance (and "unverified") and therefore the real impact of the considerable height is (perhaps intentionally) hidden. It is just too high and dense for the area. Residents living opposite such a high building will have their view destroyed. While I appreciate this is not a planning ground and therefore likely to be ignored, I still think it is worth mentioning that it removes one of the very few nice places to eat and drink in Willesden Green. There is virtually no where else decent to go and people are obliged to leave the area to go for lunch or meeting with friends etc. These are just a just a few observations as I rely on Brent Council to pick apart the arguments regarding more detailed planning policies the application has chosen to use as justifying the proposal. Thanks
  • 30/10/2012 - 163 Chatsworth Road , London , NW2 5QT . Objection: Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to object to this development for a number of reasons: 1. The existing building is an attractive Victorian building which should be protected from development. Indeed, we would like to see it made the subject of a conservation order of some sort. It is material in giving the Willesden Green area a heart and an attractive vista. To build flats here aligned with those next door to Sainsburys - which should never have been allowed - would be greatly to the detriment of the high street, especially given that the Spotted dog is now a huge development (albeit with the facade retained) and has lost much of its original character and with the blatant disregard for history that will see the characterful Victorian buildings associated with the library lost. Must we lose everything/ what little that is left of Willesden Green that makes it what it is? From a historical and conservation perspective, there is less need for additional housing of this nature than there is to preserve some of the history and the open sky feel of this area. 2. The area is at risk of over-development, particularly with the Spotted Dog and library flats. Local services and comfort will be put under greater pressure and there is no doubt that traffic will increase despite the attempts to restrict parking to 23 places. What is needed in the area is more family housing - as befits the character of the area - not 1/2 bedroom flats. 3. This is not just a pub but a community centre, used as it is for the meetings of local family groups. It would be wrong to allow the redevelopment of this attractive and characterful location for the benefit of the developers. 4. Were the site to be redeveloped (and we are totally opposed to this) then the proposed plans are excessive in height and totally out of character with the surrounds, with the exception of the flats next to Sainsburys which loom over Walm Lane in a most unattractive and claustrophobic fashion and should never have been allowed. Further atrocities like this should not be permitted. Any redevelopment should extend no further than the height and profile of the current pub. 5. Basement parking will add to the traffic and potential for accidents on this already difficult to intersect road. Thanks for your consideration of this objection. Best wishes Carys Thomas Ampofo
  • 29/10/2012 - Flat 3 Beaumont House . Objection: I strongly object to this proposal. The Queensbury is the only pub in Willesden Green that caters to a varied audience, including women and children. Its disappearance would be a tremendous loss to the community, and it would have a very unwelcome knock-on effect on the high street if the Deli were forced to close its doors as a result. There is a far too great, and growing, number of chicken and betting outlets in this area, and the Queensbury pub and deli stand out as the few places that actually bring something positive to our high street.
  • 29/10/2012 - 50 Callcott road Nw6 7ea . Objection: We are in the process of buying a property in Willesden Green and were horrified to hear that the the Queensbury pub and deli are under threat. We agree with all the objections made to date and would also like to make the following point. The proposed development will visually separate the conservation area of the Mapesbury estate from the conservation area of Willesden Green, although an attempt has been made to provide visual and aesthetic continuity between the two it is of such a great size and height that it will be a full stop between them to the detriment of Willesden green which will decline and wither on the vine. It is vital to the continuity of the area that the pub remains as it is both aesthetically and practically a hub and link between the two areas.
  • 29/10/2012 - 1 Hadleigh Court Willesden Lane Willesden , London , NW2 5RY . Objection: I object strongly to this development which is not in keeping with the local environment. We will lose a valuable community resource if the Queensbury Pub (and associated Queensbury Deli) are forced to close down. The majority of people DO NOT want to live in a place which has no community spirit and ultimately no soul. The Queensbury has done a great deal to bring a wide range of people together and help them become a part of a valuable and thriving community. Please do not let this development proceed and risk losing what has taken a long time to achieve. Brent council MUST take into account and put first the needs of the community and the people it serves. Do NOT let Willesden Green become a stop on the tube line that people just pass through. Make it somewhere that people want to go and visit. If more housing is needed in Willesden Green then think about renovating existing areas, that are run down and not being used, rather than demolishing something that is thriving. In this economy a decision to close the Queensbury is quite frankly insane and begs the question "who is really going to benefit?"
  • 29/10/2012 - 35 Gowan Road , London , Brent , NW10 2SH. Objection: I object to the destruction of a service that builds community and contributes to my quality of life living in Willesden. While the need for housing is well established, it is not necessary to provide it by wiping out a landmark that is not duplicated anywhere else (the style and quality of The Queensbury being a notch more middle class than other drinking establishments) on the Willesden High Road. Brent Council needs to keep vital those few 'going concerns' that lend liveability to the area else you create such density that it becomes a slum with more social problems that you can afford. The proposed housing would increase the population in an area that is already stressing the local infrastructure. The proposal is only good for those who live elsewhere. Is that an ethical choice? I would answer, no.
  • 29/10/2012 - 116 Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4HB . Objection: The proposed development is entirely inappropriate for the neighbourhood. It will not be a "minor landmark" nor complete a "key urban ¿node¿ " around Willesden Green Station, as the Design Statement claims. Rather, it will stick out like a sore thumb in a place where just around the corner stringent constraints apply to any modification of existing buildings to preserve the character of the conservation area. No talk about new buildings having to be architects' "confident expression of their time" and other accumulated verbiage in the Design Statement should distract from the fact that the building simply does not fit its surroundings. The presence of some postwar developments on Walm Lane and the already rather inappropriate architecture of Westly Court cannot provide an excuse for putting up a tower that will add to the detrimental impact of "Erin Court, a recent 7 storey residential development which detracts from the character and appearance of the Conservation Area", as the Heritage Statement sets out. The tower will not be separated from the rest of the area, as the current (already regrettable) developments are, and no amount of talk about using brick and cladding the building in terracotta tiles changes this. Given the planning guidelines that (rightly) apply to ordinary residents in the area, it is difficult to see how this application could be given the go-ahead - but in any case, I strongly object to the proposed development.
  • 28/10/2012 - 117A High Road , London , NW10 2SL. Objection: The demolition of the Queensbury Pub would be a terrible mistake. One of those mistakes that we all regret 5 years, 10 years 50 years down the line. Similar to the 'regeneration' efforts of the 50's and 60's that saw the destruction of many a London neighbourhood. This is a short sighted policy that will eventually just continue the pattern of decay in our borough. It is places like the Queensbury that make Willesden Green an attractive place to live. They should be protected and capitalised on. These amenities will draw in new professionals and increase the tax base. Destroying these amenities and replacing them with cheap, ugly improperly scaled 7 storey housing units will only make Willesden less and less attractive to potential residents and those that already live here. Places liket the Queensbury make our nieghbourhood special and a better place to live and work. Look at the flats built over the Sainsbury local...they are relatively new and already look shoddy and depressed. Do we need the gateway to our neighbourhood to be two ugly, rundown residential towers? I am an Architect and a voter. And it is decisions like this that bring me to the voting booth during elections. If this permission is allowed to progress and the Queensbury is demolished, I will answer accordingly and vote against any incumbent... Do the right thing. Save the Queensbury and Save Willesden Green. Do not tear down the Queeensbury Pub.
  • 28/10/2012 - 138 Brondesbury Park Brondesbury , London , NW2 5JP . Objection: As the only decent family pub in Willesden the loss to the community will be immense and will seriously harm or even reverse the gentrification of Willesden. It also serves the Dollis Hill area which would also be without a family pub. Now the Spotted Dog has also been turned into flats there are no other potential sites for a proper pub to open along the high street and so once The Queensbury has gone from Willesden its game over. The Queensbury and The Queensbury Dehli are the main signs of gentrification in the area and without them there is a real danger that the area will decline. I also strongly object to the height of the flats. At ten storys this will set a new and dangerous presedent in an area where 3 is the norm and 5 the maximum. Once again a bulding that adds to the character of the high street is facing demolishment to be replaced with a cheap and characterless block of flats. With the Library, the Spotted Dog, the Police Station, the Electric and now The Queensbury it would seem that the council is asset stripping Willesden for the benefit of their labour stronghold in Wembley.
  • 28/10/2012 - 53b cranhurst road , cricklewood , london , NW2 4LL . Objection: I believe losing this pub/restaurant would have a negative effect on the willesden green area. Firstly it is not just a pub/restaurant but is used as a meeting place for a parent and baby group as well as at least one other social group. Secondly the building and beer garden provide the area outside the tube station with some character, in fact it is one of the first things you see upon exiting the station and when there are people enjoying some after works drinks it creates a good atmosphere. If this was replaced by a block of flats, which as mentioned else where would add traffic to an already busy junction, i feel it would be a step back for willesden green. It would be totally out of step with the great work which has been done with the queens parade pop up shops in making this an attractive place for people to come and spend time as well as money.
  • 28/10/2012 - 4 More , London Riverside , SE1 2AU . Objection
  • 27/10/2012 - 23 Linacre Road Willesden Green London , NW2 5AY . Objection: I would like to object to the proposed demolition of the Queensbury pub for redevelopment to flats. Whilst I appreciate that Brent needs more housing there are a number of developments happening currently or about to happen in the area and therefore there needs to be a balance of other priorities in the community. The Queensbury is the only pub of its type in Willesden Green and if you are trying to improve the area then taking this away would be a travesity. There needs to be more pubs of this type not less. Having used the pub also in the daytime for baby groups I would think that the loss of the building for this service would be terrible also. It is a real hub of the community which is as important as more flats - there has to be some balance.
  • 27/10/2012 - 36B Osborne Road , London , NW2 5DP . Objection: The quuensbury is a much loved family venue.
  • 26/10/2012 - 12c Milverton Road . Objection: The Council needs to listen to the community and recognise the importance of the Queensbury and its central role in the social development of Willesden. It?s the only pub in the area that provides a welcoming and safe environment for single people, couples and families, I reckon it?s the only one creating a real sense of community. I?m pretty sure that a lot of people would rather go to further areas if the Queensbury ceases to exist. This will be another devastating blow to the neighbourhood, just like the planned demolition of the library. The Council needs to realise the negative impact on the local communities by continually allowing buildings to be pulled down to make way for housing. Social cohesion is supposed to be an important issue in social policy, a concept that is much talked about and desired but reality seems to suggest otherwise. When considering planning applications such as this one, the council should carefully consider the social benefit to the community over everything else.
  • 26/10/2012 - flat a 7 stanley gardens , london , nw24qh . Support: I believe that housing is most important and that there are enough drinking establishments in Walm Lane already even if the queensbury,nee the green is demolished.
  • 26/10/2012 - 15 Dean Road , London , NW2 5AB . Objection: The demolition of The Queensbury public house would be a gravely retrograde step for the area. It is one of the few genuinely cross-community meeting places in the area, offering a family friendly pub, restaurant, and parent and toddler groups. This is one of the highlights of Willesden Green, and - along with it's Deli, which may also be at threat were this proposed planning application to go ahead - attracts people to the area, both to live and visit. Arguably this is the only family-friendly pub in the area. Were it to be demolished, the Willesden Green would be less attractive and welcoming. Current residents and new residents alike would be forced to spend their spare time and money in other areas, which - I would hope the council would agree - is a ridiculous thing to even contemplate, let alone causing in such a needlessly self-inflicted way. Please decline this planning application and consider far more carefully similar future applications that would remove community hubs and meeting places. This really shouldn't have even reached the consultation stage.
  • 26/10/2012 - 121A Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4ES . Comment: I have two concerns. Firstly that the scale of the proposed development will be out of proportion to the surrounding buildings, and the locality more generally, and so could dwarf it. Secondly there are going to be parking spaces within the proposed development for only some of the dwellings. Where are the residents going to park cars for which they don't have allocated parking? Will they be eligible for residents' permits for the surrounding streets, which are already heavily used by residents? If they will be eligible, further permits will add to the existing pressure on parking locally. If they will not be eligible this will create unfairness for them and probable conflicts between those in the development who have allocated parking and those who do not.
  • 26/10/2012 - 127 Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4ES . Objection: The proposal represents a massive over development of the site. To erect a high rise building in place of what is the most pleasant part of the street is a travesty. A high rise development will alter completely the physical profile of the entire area and create an ugly eyesore in the middle of the pleasant heart of Willesden Green. Willesden Green has managed very gradually over the last 10 years to engender a sense of local community based around the improved social amenities in the area and this particular pub is at the heart of that regeneration. In destroying it and the adjacent building, Brent Council would be flying in the face of very strong local opposition. The area needs a balanced population, the erection of up to 56 flats designed for single or two person occupancy would further distort the local profile which is already heavily biased towards transient singles and further away from family and community. 23 parking places is insufficient. There will be further pressure on parking in the area. The local doctor's surgery is already full to capacity as are other social resources. There are no benefits whatsoever in this proposal, except perhaps the generation of council tax for the council at the expense of the quality of life of the local people.
  • 25/10/2012 - The Studio, 98 Blenheim Gardens , London , NW2 4NT . Objection: Having been a Willesden Green resident for less that a year, part of my decision to move to this part of the London was specifically due to having a welcoming local pub. The Queensbury (both pub and deli) do so much to provide great services to the community, lifting the profile of the area rather than it being either empty, further accommodation or another chicken/kebab shop. The last thing we need is another towering eye sore of accommodation like the existing Erin Court on the other side of the railway tracks. This development will destroy a community service that the clientele it targets would greatly value. Currently a place where people gather to meet and enjoy a few drinks. Especially in the summer sun, a lovely sight of the bustling community spirit.
  • 25/10/2012 - 27 Pine Road NW2 6SB . Objection: This planning application would involve demolishing a beautiful building in a conservation area and the plans are in direct breach of the conservations zone's status. A tall multi story block of flats on this site would also be completely out of keeping with other buildings on Walm Lane. Astonishingly, given that Mapesbury is a conservation area, the planning application significantly down-plays the impact of the development as "so small as, arguably, not to be material." The Queensbury is a community hub, a social space used and cherished on a daily basis for community activities such as NCT classes and parent and baby groups. It would be wrong to turn a thriving social space into a residential block. In addition it is a thriving local business, the only decent place to go to socialise and eat/drink in the area and the Queensberry Deli shares the same owners - the 2 businesses rely on each other. Demolish the pub and both businesses would go. In the community we have not been properly consulted on the closure of the pub. There is barely any mention in the planning application of how The Queensbury is used by the community. Brent should be building on its community resources not building over them.
  • 25/10/2012 - 41C Osborne Road , London , NW2 5DR . Objection: I was shocked and disappointed to discover that we will be loosing the Queensbury Pub. This is an important communal meeting point and there is nothing like it in the area. If provides one of the few local spaces where there is lively, social outside space near the street which makes a significant difference to the atmosphere of the area. In addition the number of parking spaces will have a significant impact on the local area. Walm lane is already extremely busy and difficult to negociate with the on-street parking and numerous bus routes. In particular the section of road near to the new development already contains a bridge (reduced visability), two bus stops and a pedestrian crossing. I cannot imagine that the entrance to a parking garage, frequently in use, would make this area any safer. But then this is not about the best interests of people living in the area is it? I am also aware that this building is within a conservation area. So why is the development being allowed? Are these buildings only worth conserving until someone throws enough money at the council? This development in no way benefits the community and is clearly motivated by pure greed. If the council does intend to go ahead and approve this project I hope that they consider mandating modifications to the plan such as maintenance of the Queensbury pub, a reduced number of dwellings and fewer or no parking spaces.
  • 25/10/2012 - 3 Cassandra Court , 36 Station Parade , London , NW2 4NX . Objection: I object to this planning application (and related 12/2374) for the following reasons: 1) The Mapesbury Conservation area has been designated to preserve the character of the area and the proposed development is a clear deviation from this. The style, size and in particular, height, of the proposed scheme is out of scale with its surroundings. It would effectively 'close in' the junction outside the tube station and loom over & dominate the surrounding low-rise area. A lot of work has been done by Brent Council to improve the street scene at this junction and this will reverse the benefits of that work. 2) There is inadequate parking provision in the scheme, just 23 spaces for 56 flats (which could all have multiple occupants). The developers will no doubt claim that residents won't need cars because they live so near to public transport, but regardless of this, people are entitled to own a car and provision should be made for this. The streets around the tube station are already full of residents cars, which disproves the theory that people manage without cars when they live near to public transport. Even if the residents themselves did not have a car, they will not live in a bubble - they will have family and friends who will visit and bring cars with them. Inadequate provision will put more pressure on parking in already crowded streets in the immediate area. 3) The car park entrance/exit leads onto an already busy section of Walm Lane. There is already frequent congestion at this location due to junctions, bus stops, and pedestrian crossings. More traffic turning into and out of the road at this point will lead to increased congestion. Additionally the residents of this block will need deliveries made (especially if they don't have their own cars!) and services such as refuse collection - vehicles such as these will also cause added congestion to this already pressured section of road.
  • 24/10/2012 - 108a Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4HB . Objection: I have lived close by for over 34 years and remember when the area was a mixed community where people of all incomes and backgrounds could afford to live. Everybody in Brent, including those well housed in leafy areas like Mapesbury, now suffers from a severe shortage, not simply of affordable housing, but of proper social housing and the problems that flow from this shortage (overcrowding, ill health, lack of education, family breakdown, substance abuse, violence, crime, increased council and other taxes and pressure on public services). This proposal should not be approved without at least 60% of the dwellings being designated for social housing only. The proposal replaces a striking building which greets you as you come out of the station and contributes to themes of the conservation area with a bland see-it-once-and-why-bother-to-look-again block of flats. It does not enhance or preserve the character or appearance of the conservation area (in fact quite the contrary) and should not be approved. The only real justification for this kind of development is that it could help solve the shortage of social housing.
  • 24/10/2012 - Flat 15B Chandos Road , London , NW2 4LS . Objection: The Pub should be left as it is. It is a important communal space and an excellent venue to have in the community. Very warm and welcoming and nothing comparable is available currently.
  • 24/10/2012 - 41C Osborne Road , London , NW2 5DR . Objection: I wish to lodge a formal objection to the proposed redevelopment of the Queensbury Pub. This excellent establishment provides one of the few places in Willesden Green where residents can gather for quality food and social interaction. This is easily the best pub in the area, and should be preserved. If it's doors were to close, it would be a great loss to the entire community. I hope an alternative course of action can be found so that the Queensbury might continue providing a much needed service to the local community.
  • 24/10/2012 - 47B Chichele Road , London , NW2 3AN . Objection: I object to this application, and plan to demolish the existing building on the site for 2 key reasons: 1. The Queensbury is the only nice pub in the area. It is also really the only place nice enough to invite people from outside the area to come to. Since it opened in 2001, the Queensbury, (although it has changed its name twice), has been the beating heart of social life in an area which really has no alternative. Furthermore, thanks to its orientation, the terrace of the Queensbury is a glorious suntrap for summer evenings. The whole pub should be kept intact, since the terrace, historic building façade, and old-world style interior, make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. 2. This is a pleasant, attractive historic building of heritage interest. - The existing building positively contributes to the character of both the Mapesbury Conservation Area in which it is located, and the adjacent Willesden Green Conservation Area from which the building can be seen. - The loss of the building will result in detrimental harm to the character of the Mapesbury Conservation Area. Under the National Planning Policy Framework, such conservations areas are protected designated heritage assets, (paras 133 and 134). Contrary to the developer's claim, this building does make a significant contribution to the Conservation Area and therefore should be retained, (para 138). The existing building was constructed in the same period as most buildings in the Mapesbury Conservation Area and shares the same materials and architectural features. It has exactly the same look and feel as the rest of the conservation area. The developer makes the very tenuous claim that it does not make a significant contribution to the Conservation Area because "it is institutional in character so differs from the prevailing domestic character of the area". This is ludicrous. By institutional, all they mean is that it is a bigger house than the rest. All over London historically, doctor's surgeries were built as large houses as part of estates. This is no different. The other claim of the developer is that: "The existing building is isolated from the rest of the Conservation Area geographically and by the interposing post-war development. There is no visual relationship between it and the main part of the Conservation Area." This is a very strong argument for keeping the existing building. The Council did sadly permit the recent demolition of the adjacent c. 100-year-old house at 108 Walm Lane, (to build another generic block of flats). This made the existing building the only historic building left on the opposite side of the road from the tube station. The developer instead uses the flawed logic of developers everywhere that it is acceptable to demolish when neighbouring properties have been demolished, with the inevitable outcome that in the end there is nothing left. Instead, as it is immediately opposite the main exit of the busy Grade II listed Willesden Green Underground station, the existing building creates the first impression that most people form of the area. As such this building should be regarded as the flagship of the Mapesbury Conservation Area, which announces to the world that you are arriving in a historic area with character. It should not be demolished to build yet another generic soulless block of flats. Overall, the current application should be rejected, and the developer invited to come back with a proposal which retains the existing building, largely retains the existing view from the underground station, and includes the pub as a social meeting place with its sunny terrace.
  • 23/10/2012 - 152 Anson Road , London , NW2 6BH . Objection
  • 23/10/2012 - 69 Bryan Avenue , London , NW10 2AS. Objection: In my opinion, if this development goes ahead it will be devastating for the area and I am opposed to the demolition of a beautiful and historic landmark building on Willesden High Road, which greatly serves the community. I am concerned about the relationship between the council¿s planning department and Fairview. Their website, http://fairview-walmlane.co.uk/index.html stated that "This website has been designed to give an overview of our proposed plans, which have been developed following detailed discussions with council officers." This gives the impression that council officers and Fairview are working closely together which is misleading, or if it is true then that causes me concern. Are the council also going to work closely with others who are opposed? This would be the only fair way to conduct all parts of the process, even the pre-application stage. I that a meeting took place on 23rd June between Fairview and Counsellors. I would like to know what was discussed at that meeting and have sight of any minutes taken. If no minutes were taken then this is also concerning. My opposition to the development can be summarised in the following points:- 1. The Queensbury Pub widely serves the community through its obvious function as a public house/restaurant, but also through hosting mother and baby groups. The business is a success because it has nurtured and developed a real sense of community. The proposed development makes no provision for an equivalent community function. 2. Willesden high road is slowly improving and much good has resulted from the recent work on widow shop displays and the Queens Parade. The proposed demolition of the Conservative Club seems totally at odds with this and would be a real set back in the emerging Willesden Green community. 3. This development will directly and adversely affect women and children, in addition to the wider community. I would like assurances from planning officers that the specific needs of this community will be taken into careful consideration in all stages of the planning application process. 4. The proposed development is not in keeping with the style of architecture on Willesden High Road/Mapesbury area. It is at the opposite end of the spectrum when drawing a comparison with the current building. The proposed building is too high and would dominate the sky line for miles around and is imposing. It would create a sense of closing-in the area by cutting off light and space. It also does engage with the passing public as there is nowhere to go in. 5. The creation of high density housing will have an impact upon services such as schools which and other facilities which is a further concern for families and those living in the area. I sincerely hope the development does not go ahead and the status quo remains for the good of our community.
  • 23/10/2012 - Flat 1 140 Melrose Avenue , London , NW2 4JX . Objection: Please do not give this planning permission. It will remove the only modern, forward-looking pub catering for people who want to gather socially in a nice environment and that also serves good food and has a nice outside space to use during the summer. It is a meeting place for all the young professionals in the area (the other pubs are not, as they are old-fashioned and very sad. The mother´s group that gather there could not go to any other local pub. It would seriously damage the improvement we are seeing locally. The pub is a lovely old building that improves the visual look of the area, particularly as it is just opposite the tube station, so visible to all who travel on public transprot to and from the station. A high, modern building would make the area much less attractive. Also, I´m worried about the amount of traffic created by the proposed development. Lots of flats means lots of cars, and the exit from the new building would be onto Walm Lane at the junction with the tube station where there is already lots of traffic and difficult to cross the road for pedestrians. It would be much better to retain the building, developing flats above the pub and have the parking space at the back of the building. Also, if the pub there goes, so goes the Queensbury deli on Walm Lane, which has been an extremely welcome addition to the high road and the area, providing something positive rather than the endless convenience stores and off-licences and estate agents. Please consider the neigbourhood and what we want. P Holtermann
  • 23/10/2012 - 25 ERIN COURT , 94 Walm Lane , London , NW2 4QA . Objection: I'm fed up with this horseshit- why take away the only decent pub in the area. Building another block of flats is not going to help Willesden Green in the slightest. What this area needs is good social points for people to gather and socialise. Without this, the area becomes lacklustre and loses its appeal! We need to be attracting people to WG and not sending locals away. That pub is the only good place to sit in the summer on the whole street, where are we supposed to go without it?! Also all the wildlife will be destroyed, i.e the trees that occupy the banks of the railway line and the Conservative Club.
  • 22/10/2012 - 3A Exeter Mansions Exeter Road , London , NW2 3UG . Objection: I feel to redevelop the Queensbury would be a disaster. It would kill any hope of Willesden Green becoming gentrified and take a local jewel out of business. The pub was one of the original reasons my wife and I moved to the area two years ago. To shut this down and provide another ugly housing block will not only slow down the gentrification of Willesden Green but reverse the process. Brent should be seeking to enhance Willesden Green - the proposed development will turn the area into a soulless estate that will drive people away. Brent should be helping businesses like the Queensbury grow. In the last year or so the Queensbury Deli has opened up, these two establishments are the two best places in the area. There is so much potential for the area but if these businesses are forced out I can see more betting shops and fried chicken houses opening up (that cause much of the litter around the area that's never cleared up). The pub is a meeting point for clubs and sports teams in the area. It is ideally placed next to the tube. The rest of the pubs in the area are AWFUL! Aesthetically, the development would also be detrimental to the Mapesbury Conservation Area - it'd be an eyesore like the one over the tracks. Would if not be possible to retain the pub but develop the building above/behind. People are much more likely to live there if there's some character in the place!
  • 22/10/2012 - 14 Needham Terrace NW2 6QL . Objection: Objection to loss of the Queensbury pub an irreplaceable local hub. I believe that loosing this pub will result in loosing a vital community meeting place an dsocial hub. Although I am a barnet resident I use the queensbury pub for baby groups. Loss of active fontage. As a women I would not be as comfortable or feel as safe walking home at night along an inactive street. Visual impact on conservation area and how the new building will have on surrounding areas. Traffic generation and sustainability. As a result of these concerns I have raised I object to the planned proposal.
  • 22/10/2012 - 47 Gresham Road , London , NW109DA . Objection: It is the only pub nearby and just a disgrace to see consideration of closing it down. As part of the local sport community, this is one of the few places where we can relax after training or games and a part of what makes willesden green a good place to live in. It will create overcrowding in an area which doesn't need more.
  • 22/10/2012 - 3b Skardu Road , London , NW2 3ES . Objection: I strongly object to this development. The Queensbury is a beautiful building in the Mapesbury Conservation Area. Losing the pub and replacing with a block of flats will have a strongly negative visual impact, as well as a deleterious effect on traffic, parking and the associated accident rates and environment. The height of the development is another major concern here. It is a family-friendly place, with good food, and strong community links. There are simply no similar facilities in the area: losing it would be hugely damaging for the status of Willesden Green - it's the social hub of the area. What community space could replace it? Also, there seems to be no active frontage in the proposed development? I simply can't believe that, along with the planned developments at the Spotted Dog, the numerous closed libraries, the closed police station, the Old Registry office, the Electric House etc. that there is a need to build more flats. How long before there is nothing but housing in the area? Who would want to live here? I can see that it would be financially beneficial to the council to develop the area. However, is there not some alternative approach that could maintain this fine facility? I'm certain the incoming residents would prefer it that way?
  • 22/10/2012 - 103A Olive Road , London , NW2 6UR . Objection: This development is out of keeping with existing style and character of the area and removes community facilities.
  • 22/10/2012 - 138 Manor Park Road , London , UK , NW10 4JP. Objection: This building is in a conservation area, and also serves as a vital hub in the community. The Spotted Dog is already been turned into housing, so it is important to keep this popular public house open to the public.
  • 22/10/2012 - 159 Brondesbury Park , London , NW2 5JL . Comment
  • 22/10/2012 - 4 Cassandra Court , 36 Station Parade , London , NW2 4NX . Objection: The Queensbury is the only 'decent' pub in the area and has been a social anchor point for me to meet up with local and visiting friends. It would be sorely missed and would mean having to commute to West Hampstead for a similar locale, taking business away from Brent and destroying a community. The building housing the Queensbury is also full of character and the first sight people see when leaving the tube station at Willesden Green. It's always been a welcome sight for me on my way back home in the 12 years that I've lived in the area. It would be a shame to lose all local architectural character in a quest for more housing. Also, the question of the former Conservative club building being actually in a conservation area has been raised. Brent needs housing, that is clear. However, only 10 of the planned 56 flats in the proposed development are 'affordable housing', and the rest would find that they pay lots of money for a place that has all the community around it destroyed. The boozers down Walm Lane and the Kebab shops are fine but we also need a place where one can go for a decent meal, a Sunday roast, and for meeting friends in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Not only that, if the pub has to close, so will the Queensbury Deli, which has been a priceless addition to Walm Lane as being a thoroughly delightful place for breakfast and a coffee throughout the day. The loss of both businesses would mean a great loss to the area and would destroy the attraction the area might hold for people wanting to invest in and live in the property development proposed. I urge you to not allow developers to take over town planning to the degree that they get permission to disrupt existing communities by destroying the amenities that provide for social cohesion and local business.
  • 22/10/2012 - 8 Blenheim Gardens , London , NW2 4NS . Objection: We have few places to meet in the area and the queensbury pub and deli make a big improvement to willesden green. Shish is now an estate agent and soon there will be nowhere to go at all. The queensbury is also a beautiful Edwardian building which is part of the character of willesden green. Even though most of these buildings are protected the council seems able to demolish the spotted dog (listed building) the old library (listed building) which is currently under threat. Most of the houses in mapesbury are protected so why aren't public buildings too. It seems hypocritical of the council to act in this way when the rules are so strict for the tax payer. We do not feel we are being listened to as residents and have to watch the whole of willesden being turned into high rise flats which will also cause many parking issues as there won't be enough. The council seems to be making a lot of money from these schemes and none of it is going into the community. Lizzy shrimpton
  • 21/10/2012 - 30B Dartmouth Road , London , Greater London , NW2 4EX . Support: The premises are of an institutional type, initially a doctor's residence and cottage hospital and from 1908 a Conservative Club, now dissolved. A pub/restaurant, The Queensbury, occupies part of the ground floor on a short lease. The premises are without any special historic or architectural merit. Any claim for an extension of the short-term pub lease is a matter between the freeholder and the lessee and is not a material planning consideration. Likewise, the currently promulgated claim that a cessation of the pub use would result in the closure of an associated business, The Queensbury Deli, is prima facie without merit in planning terms. As a local resident of 8 years standing, I can state that neighbours enjoy comparable pub/restaurant facilities at The North London Tavern (Kilburn High Road), The Alliance (Mill Lane), The Windmill (Kilburn High Road) and The Crown (Kilburn High Road). Less expensive options are the McGovern Bistro (Kilburn High Road) and the Beaten Docket (Kilburn High Road). Turning to the direct planning issues: On siting terms, it might be argued that the "addressing" of the front block to the tube station is right in principle but could be more stressed. Further, overlooking might be yet further reduced by the imposition of planning conditions on the rear fenestration. On massing terms, I have been shown a CGI version of the front block increased to 12 stories and felt it to represent a better ratio between height and foot-print. Any reduction below 10 stories would threaten a "squatting frog" appearance. On land use terms, the proposals are clearly right, with the inclusion of affordable housing a necessary gain in an area of housing need. duction
  • 21/10/2012 - 45 Sandringham Road NW2 5EP NW2 5EP . Objection: I object to the closure / demolition of the Queensbury pub and the development of retirement flats on its site on the following grounds: It will mean the loss of a valuable meeting space for the community and a social hub as it is used 6 mornings a week for parent and toddler activity sessions. It will mean the loss of active frontage on this street. because the proposal is set back from the street and does not provide any active frontage. I am concerened about the visual impact on the Mapesbury Conservation Area and on the the Station which is a Grade II Listed building. I believe it would ruin the setting of the Station building and that the buildings inside a Conservation Area should be CONSERVED. The height of the new proposed development is too high compared to the majority of buildings in the area. Traffic generation and sustainability - a 50 % car park is a lot of spaces for this type of development right on top of a Zone 2 tube station. There is already a lot of new traffic using Walm Lane - and I am worried about safety on Walm Lane. It is not very environmentally friendly to provide this number of car parking spaces.
  • 21/10/2012 - 205B Chapter Road , London , NW2 5LJ . Objection: Dear Ms Jenkinson Re the redevelopment of The Queensbury Public House at 110 Walm Lane, London, NW2 4RS Planning application Nos 12/2373 & 12/2374 As an experienced Architectural Technician I appreciate that the above proposal is exceptionally well designed. In terms of providing a much needed addition of affordable and luxury apartment flats within Willesden Green. Which as an area is both underdeveloped and in the process of Regentrification. With the notable positive local additions of the spotted dog redevelopment, Queens Parade Willesden Windows shops and the proposal for the redeveloped Cultural Centre/ Library. The issue that I have with the application at the Queensbury pub is not with the design or concept but with their location and change of use of the existing site. The Queensbury Public House has become a symbol of the new character of Willesden. As a resident of Chapter Road and of Willesden Green I can safely say from personal experience that the Queensbury is the only decent pub in the area in which as a young professional, I feel comfortable and welcome. While that is a very subjective view and formed from my personal preference. It is my opinion that the loss of this pub will severely affect the potential for growth of the community within this area. I am a strong believer in progress particularly with regards to the construction of modern contemporary housing, which the proposed development delivers in a positively aesthetic manner. I would like to see this very ambitious and very worthy scheme go ahead but not at the cost of this important social hub. I would prefer to see this scheme on the garage site in St Pauls Avenue which is severely underused or replacing the countless, worthless Mock Tudor buildings along the high road, which are inundated with Fried Chicken and Pawn Shops. I appreciate from professional experience that the scheme is well considered in terms of design, massing and use but fundamentally flawed in its physical situation in context of the long term survival of the fledgling regentrification of the High Street which requires at the very least one good gastropub, The Queensbury is our only one. I would recommend at the very least a condition that the proposal include a dedicated mixed use element that can serve as a direct replacement for the pub in order to ensure that the Queensbury staff and management can continue in its current form and to ensure the long term survival of both the public house, the associated Deli further along the High Street and my community. Sincerely Fergus Carr
  • 21/10/2012 - 3 Beaumont House Park Avenue , London , NW2 5AP . Objection: I object strongly to this proposal. The Queensbury is the only pub in Willesden that is welcoming to the general community, including families, women and minorities. Its loss would cause real damage to Willesden - there'd be nowhere for the residents of these new flats, or anyone else, to have a nice drink. The probable consequent loss of the Queensbury deli would also be a real blow to the High Street. Willesen does not need more flats, and especially not a building of up to 10 storeys which is unlikely to benefit the area architecturally, and will simply add to population density and strain on transport. The main reason to object to this proposal is the significant loss it would mean to Willesden's social amenities. Especially since the Spotted Dog has been lost and turned into flats, it would clearly be irrational and unbalanced in terms of planning policy also to turn the remaining pub with a mixed clientele into yet more flats.
  • 21/10/2012 - 108A Teignmouth Road , London , NW2 4DY . Objection: As a resident of the Mapesbury Conservation area for the past 6 years, previously a resident of Willesden Green in Brondesbury Park for 12 years, I'm shocked and dismayed by the audacity of this planning application. For 18 years, I've been waiting for the area and sense of community here to improve. However, whereas you're getting gentrification with ever-increasing house and flat prices, you've got nothing here compared to surrounding areas such as Queens Park or West Hampstead. What do we get in WG? Cheap chicken and betting shops, too many small independent grocery shops. A couple of decent restaurants, a few cafes and until now ONE GOOD GASTROPUB! Why will people even want to live here in future, if you knock that down to feed more money to greedy developers? What is the point of it, where is the community gain? Maybe you can tell us all about that. I've taken friends and family for meals in the Queensbury (formerly the Green), my daughter now brings her new baby over from Mapesbury Road to the mother/baby club. I always love walking by the Queensbury as they keep the front area so clean, tidy and aesthtically pleasing. At night, it makes the area feel safe and well-loved. Plants, good tables, benches and umbrellas, fairy lights. The pub is well-run and blends completely with the area. A soulless block of flats, next to an equally soulless block of flats. Opposite Foxtons.... please spare us all! Living in the Mapebsury Conservation area, I have to get permission even to cut down some trees. I can't extend out at the back. You control my living area very tightly, yet you accept an obviously inappropriate planning application like this. It fills me with despair that everyone seems to be in thrall to the developers.
  • 20/10/2012 - 136 Ellesmere Road London , NW10 1JT. Objection: "Loss of a meeting space" for the community and a "social hub". "Loss of active frontage" along the retail street: the pub and pub garden provide people and activity within the street, which means that the street is felt to be more attractive/enlivened and people feel safer when there are other people around (think of single women walking home from the station at night along an "inactive" street). The development proposal is set back from the street and does not provide any active frontage. The pub is one of the few pleasant family pubs in the vacinity and there are daily morning activities for parents and babies. This would be a huge loss for the community "Visual impact" on Conservation Areas and Listed buildings. The pub is within the Mapesbury Conservation Area and opposite another Conservation Area. It is also opposite the Station which is a Grade II Listed building. It will ruin the setting of the station
  • 20/10/2012 - 136 Ellesmere Road London , NW10 1JT. Objection: a) Removal of only family pub/restaurant in area, plus popular local deli that depends on it, further destroying High Street and local employment. b) Construction of further high-density accommodation, along with Spotted Dog etc, at a time when Brent already has problems with congestion and a massive shortage of school places.
  • 20/10/2012 - 71A Olive Road , London , NW2 6UN . Objection: I strongly object to the proposed demolition of the Queensbury pub. The pub has become a real focal point for the community. It is the only family friendly pub in the area and welcomes a wide range of local residents. Without the pub, NW2 would be much less attractive for people interested in moving to the area. On top of this, the Queensbury also hosts a number of mother and baby groups/classes that are invaluable for new parents living in NW2. Please don't demolish one of the best things about living here!
  • 20/10/2012 - 56 Burnley Road , London , London , NW10 1 E. Objection: I wish to add my voice to those who wish to prevent the Queensbury from being put down. This is a successful business and one of the iconic places in Willesden Green. To keep being a place worth living in, there must be places to socialize, and this one is unique and attractive for young people and elder as well. The atmosphere in this pub is different from the majority of other places, much more lively and animated. More the building is quite stylish too. Building flats may be an issue, but the environment around the flats is part of what give them value. Please, preserve and encourage all the places that make Willesden Green alive! ps My English is not perfect yet, sorry for the awkwardness of my explanations !
  • 20/10/2012 - Flat 2 Balgove Court Eden Grove , Willesden , England , NW10 2TJ. Objection: Yet more flats which will overstretch public services such as schools/doctors/highways etc. Also the demolition of the only decent public house in the area and new deli that has given a new lease of life to a fairly run down part of Walm Lane. Willesden needs more family homes not flats.
  • 20/10/2012 - 29 Wren Ave , London , NW2 6UG . Objection: The Queensbury has been one of the nicest editions to the neighbourhood. Coming out of the tube you are immediately greeted with a great place to meet others, get a nice meal, or a quick drink. Plus the building has been beautifully restored and maintained. Frankly the area needs MORE places like this that add a nice ambiance and friendly environment and personality to Willesden Green. Visitors often remark on how nice the establishment is, and how it has boosted perception of the area. furthermore, it's a great building that adds a sense of history and architectural integrity. Destroying these buildings erases the area's history and creates a blandness that lacks character and emotional depth. Demolishing such a local landmark - architecturally and socially - to add a towering residential building does nothing to enhance the neighbourhood. If anything it's going to be a major step backwards in making the area an appealing place to live and buy a house.
  • 20/10/2012 - 36 Normanby Road , London , London , NW10 1BX. Objection: This child-friendly pub does more than simply rake in money from drinkers, it actually is successful in providing a community service. It is a family friendly environment where single women feel safe to meet. There is no loud drunkenness, no drug dealing, no aggressive behaviour that sadly plagues so many other pubs in the area. It is more than the sum of its parts. Why does every element of Willesden's 'regenration' actively seek to destroy the few assets that have already successfully provided the building blocks for genuine regeneration - the library, the bookshop and the Spotted Dog? Why can't you people pick something on the High Street that would be no loss to us, rather than consistently targeting the very businesses and facilities that add a value to the high street and the community?!
  • 20/10/2012 - flat 3 2a carlton court blenheim gardens nw2 4ns . Objection: 1. There will be an increase of noise and traffic in the area with a proposed property development in this area where there are already many properties and a development that is being built already next door 2. This will have an effect on parking, as i understand that only allowances for 23 spaces in the underground car park 3. There will be an aesthetic impact on the high street, that is predominantly 2 storey buildings. A proposal of such a high development will overlook existing houses, and will be directly visible from my property, above 3 storeys, changing the view considerably from my lounge and kitchen. This has a direct impact of loss of light, privacy and changes the outlook. 4. Proposed design of any property new build should be in keeping with the existing properties surrounding the area. The development on High street and the pub, is prime example of how old and new does NOT work 5. A development of this size is also not in keeping with the local area and will be completely out of character. The area is a conservation area, and local amenities such as the pub are an important part of the community The main objection is the size and height of the proposed development and the all round negative impacts this will have on the local conservation and community area.
  • 20/10/2012 - 70a Chatsworth Raod London, NW2 4DG , London , GREATER LONDON , NW2 4DG . Objection: I strongly oppose this planning application for all the same reasons as others have mentioned. If this is allowed to go ahead, then what next? This is a residential area with so few nice pubs as it is, if this one is to go then there is quite literally nowhere for people to go other than the dodgy pubs near Willesden Green tube station. This is the only decent place within the local area for family and friends alike to meet at all times throughout the week. Also, we don't need anymore greedy developers creating more residential homes in this area. Its' already congested enough. It will only serve to line the pockets of greedy developers without little care and respect for locals already living here.
  • 20/10/2012 - 131E Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4ES . Objection: I object to the planning application due to the fact that the current public house is the only pretty and sophisticated pub and dining venue in the area. The current garden has a pretty set up which provides the area with an up-market, bright and lively atmosphere. The fact that it exists on the corner of what can be quite dark roads also provides safety for people walking to and from home on the tube. In addition, I will not be happy with the amount of noise construction work will make in the area, given this is a fairly quiet conservation area. Thank you
  • 20/10/2012 - 151C Chatsworth Road , London , NW2 5QT . Objection: Knocking down The Queensbury to accommodate this unattractive development would mean the loss of the only and the most popular venue to eat lovely food, socialise and draw the community together in the Willesden Green area. Walm Lane is only a narrow road and very busy with traffic and pedestrians and the additional traffic, plus increased demands on parking for residents not fortunate enough to get a parking plot in these flats, would be an issue for anyone living in any of the roads nearby - its already a nightmare to park at weekends. There look as though there are too many flats in the development ¿ from the plans, it looks really densely populated - and 10 storeys is too tall and out of keeping with other buildings in the area, dwarfing everything, blocking light, access and views. Plus the design of the building looks more like an office block and certainly not in keeping with other buildings in the vicinity or the area as a whole. I don't object to development of dwellings on the land, but not in the form of this application. It needs scaling right down and presented in a style suitable for the area and any development should definitely NOT get rid of The Queensbury, which would enhance the development and continue to act as an invaluable social hub to the wider community.
  • 19/10/2012 - 51 sherrick green road , london , . Objection: I strongly object to the demolition of this historic old pub, it¿s the only decent pub in the Willesden and serves a wide range of the community, including day time activities for local mums and babies which for myself and many of my friends has been invaluable.The only other building in which we could meet in this area is the library which also has plans !!!!! This pub is well used by everyone in Willesden especially for the food they serve. If this pub were to go then we would have to go to Queens park or Kilburn to meet. thereofore spending there and not supporting our shops on the high street. Why not get rid of the other drinking dens instead of a place that brings the community together ? The spotted dog has been turned into flats, do you really think that building more flats that would not be in keeping with the street and bringing more people and cars into this conservation area make Willesden a better community.The high street does not need more ugly buildings, Foxtons already has destroyed the look of the high street. Not only will you taking away the ONLY family friendly pub in the area you are depriving the whole community of a meeting place.
  • 19/10/2012 - 39 Larch Road , Cricklewood, London , NW2 6SG . Objection: Dear Sir/Madam I object to the proposal on the basis of: - Parking: the area is in bad need of parking to have access to local shops and amenities. The current proposal removes the car park currently operated at the back of the Conservative Club and does not provide an alternative. I suggest that any alternative planning approval includes public parking if an underground car park was to be built. - Building design: Not in keeping with the feel of the traditional residential area and the conservation area. A better integration of old and new should be explored. - Removal of a traditional and historical building: I strongly believe that the current building should be incorporated in the new design. - Removal of Pub: The Queensbury is a community hub, providing a venue for social gatherings, a welcoming place for local families and has grown, in combination with the deli, to be a place residents of Willesden Green are proud of. The current development does not include any community or social venue. The plans also do not take into consideration the relocation of the pub to another suitable local venue, providing the same facilities to the community. - Consultation process pre-planning application: limited to Conservation area only while the community impacted by the development is much much wider. Very limited number of comments. Overall cannot be representative of the views of the community and residents. - Creation of affordable living space: Ratio is to low. It very feels like the majority of units will be high-end properties who do not answer the need for affordable housing, merely the creation of wealth for developers! Overall, I find the pre-panning application process flawed, the proposal unsuitable and unsympathetic to the requirements of the residents and failing to address the issues it is offering to solve. I do support the fact that the prime spot of real estate should be developed, however it should be done in a sympathetic manner to the existing building, thriving and loved business in its premises and taking into considerations the infrastructure requirements and views of the residents of the whole area. Thank you for the considering the above points.
  • 19/10/2012 - 1 Bankwell Road , London , London , Se13 5SX. Objection: Given the building under consideration is a Conservation Zone, namely Mapesbury Conservation Area, the proposal would be in direct breach of the Conservation Zone's status, not to mention CP23, one of your own Planning Policies. Additionally additional houses being built in this area would be of no benefit the local residents as it would mean the loss of a community focus as well as producing property which would not be in the price range of most local residents
  • 19/10/2012 - 123 Churchill Road , London , NW2 5EH . Objection: The Queensbury is the only decent pub in Willesden Green where you can bring young children, serving good food and beer, and we use it regularly. Its loss would leave us with nowhere in Willesden to go. Its replacement with another high rise block of flats would increase the population density and traffic congestion while decreasing the amenities needed to support them. Following on from the replacement of the Spotted Dog on the High Road with a block of flats and the stalled attempt to do the same with Willesden Library, there seems to be a pattern emerging of cramming more people into Willesden while reducing the facilities that make it a nice place to live.
  • 19/10/2012 - 187A Prince of Wales Road , London , NW5 3QB . Objection: I object to this application as the Queensbury Pub is the best pub in the area and would be a bad loss for the neighbourhood. As well as this the proposed development contravenes the area's Conservation Zone status and might contravene the council's own planning policy CP23.
  • 18/10/2012 - 47a Chichele Road . Objection: This is a tremendously anti-social decision that appears to wilfully and despicably neglect the local community. The area immediately surrounding the tube station is the first impression most visitors, and indeed most residents who work elsewhere in London, have of the neighbourhood each day. The Queensbury, in addition to being a damn fine pub with good food that is well-integrated into the wider social and civic life of the community, plays a fundamental role in demonstrating the vibrancy, sociability, and quality of life that 'Willesden Green' possesses (and which Brent council appears set upon trading on). These characteristics are being illogically regarded as an enduring commodity that can be systematically exploited without any thought to what creates them and helps them endure. Stripping out restaurants for estate agents, closing down libraries, and selling pubs (not just a pub but THE pub in the area, head and shoulders above the rest and a community landmark) to build generic flats is a ridiculously short-term policy that will, in the long-term, devalue the community and its residents. A council should be regarding its residents as long-term stakeholders within their community and should act to promote and protect their quality of life accordingly. This decision is utterly counter to that goal. It treats the residents of the area as a transient, economic constant that can be brushed aside and replaced. It is wrong for the community and counter-productive to the role of the council.
  • 18/10/2012 - 6 Oman Court Oman Avenue , London , NW2 6AY . Objection: I strongly object to this plan. The Queensbury is a lovely, well run community pub. The Queensbury provides a family-friendly atmosphere and there are no other similar pubs in the vicinity. Additionally, the erection of a ten storey building will add nothing aesthetically to the area.
  • 18/10/2012 - 45 Whitmore Gardens , London , NW10 5HG. Objection: Although I live in Kensal Rise I have worked in Willesden Green for 35 years and have watched it change from a vibrant community into a glorified housing estate for the rich. If the Queensbury is pulled down to make way for expensive housing it will be the last nail in the coffin for Willesden, after the loss of the Spotted Dog and the Library complex. I strongly object to these plans.
  • 18/10/2012 - 7A Avenue Mansions St Pauls Avenue , London , NW2 5UG . Objection: I strongly object to this proposal because the Queensbury is the best pub in Willesden green and the only pub that has a nice outdoor and indoor seating area. I frequent the put with out-of-town guests, colleagues, and my family. It is a great for community and social interactions. Most of the other pubs in the area not family friendly and are not nearly as relaxing. They tend to be overrun with "regulars" and do not offer an inviting atmosphere. We are already losing our library, sadly. If we lose the Queensbury also, it just feels like Willesden Green is moving in the wrong direction. It makes me want to move.
  • 18/10/2012 - 7A Avenue Mansions St Pauls Avenue , London , NW2 5UG . Objection: The Queensbury Pub is the only family friendly pub in Willesden Green. To demolish it for a block of flats for (let's face it) commuters to occupy is not in the best interest for current residents. Why is Brent council jumping at the prospect to knock down one of the few amenities we have left? Pretty soon our area will be nothing but flats with tenants who spend their money in other areas because we will have no services to offer them. Seriously, please rethink this disaster of a plan.
  • 18/10/2012 - 23 Keyes road , London , NW23XB . Objection: The pub is an important part of the local community, it holds the core of some local activity, mothers with children, meeting place, etc. all expressed by others, however what is being proposed adds nothing to the willesden area, just a development tuned to making money and providing the council with more revenue, in addition the design of the building is totally alien to the architecture locally. The new building next door for more flats is yet another box with no relevance to the surroundings, yet gained planning approval. It appears that the awful style of the Sainsbury building across the train lines is the norm for any style improvement ob the high street, no wonder the local high street atmosphere struggles to attract any meaningful traders. I believe the policy of high street planning is crucial if we are to maintain and improve the high street, especially as the library development is so patently carried out for pure profit and with no consideration for local amenities or improvement.
  • 18/10/2012 - 2 Hoveden Road , London , London , NW2 3XD . Objection
  • 18/10/2012 - 117a Dartmouth Rd , Willesden Green , London , NW2 4ES . Objection: I strongly object to this proposal. I am a local resident and use the Queensbury for both social meet ups and for the wonderful parent and child classes there. Its the only pub in the area that I would want to take my children to and it's the only place that employs lovely staff who care about the customers, and also serves great food. Aside from this the proposed development will be a hideous eyesore to this very open site, 10 storeys at the front is so out of keeping with the surroundings its an insult that it was entered in this proposal, the block of flats will tower over everything around it, and cast a shadow that will dominate the feel of the area. The proposed design has laughingly been described as sympathetic to the local surroundings but quite clearly the materials and aesthetic have absolutely no relation to the Mapesbury Conservation Area. I also believe that the access required for the building works traffic which presumably will be via Walm Lane will be an extreme hazard for pedestrians, cause a traffic nightmare for public transport and cars and generally make the area quite unpleasant for the period of the building works. Also has the parking situation been thoroughly thought out? 23 spaces for 56 flats? Ridiculous, where are the remaining residents going to park, because I have no doubt they will find a way to get a parking permit and in an already over-crowded area this will be too much burden on the current residents. I really hope that Brent Council see sense and throw this proposal out instantly, we really don't need these flats, what we need is the community space and someone with greater imagination to do something useful with the old conservative club building.
  • 18/10/2012 - 36 Hamilton Road , London , NW10 1PA. Objection: I object for four main reasons: This is the only decent pub/dining place in the area - if this pub goes then I will have to travel to meet friends in either Kilburn or Queens Park. This means that my money and my time (as well as my friends' money and time) will be spent outside of Willesden, surely to the economic detriment of the area? I am a new mother and this pub very kindly provides a venue for childrens groups throughout the week - apparently there is no other venue for this type of function so these groups would have to close if the pub goes. It has been a lifesaver for me to find the emotional and practical support that I need at the moment through these groups. If this venue disappears then a burgeoning sense of community within Willesden will disappear with it. The development itself - it removes a key length of commercial frontage along Walm Lane - the pub provides activity and natural surveillance along the street while the new development is set back and only provides residential uses at ground floor. It does not reinforce the street as a key retail street and may make the street feel even less safe for women walking home from the tube station in the evenings. Traffic impact - does the development really need 50% car parking provision when it is so close to a zone 2 tube station? This cannot be in line with Brent Councils sustainability policies. I also object to the location of the ramp to the car park on Walm Lane - there must be a safety issue being so close to the junction at the train station? And this also exacerbates the issue above - the loss of commercial frontage.
  • 18/10/2012 - 14 Westly Court , Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4EL . Objection: Good afternoon Looking at the planning application of the old conservative club, i can not help but object. Firstly the Queensbury establishment offers the only real opportunity in the area for socialising with groups of individuals. The alternatives being McGowans and Angies, both of which regularly have visits from the police due to violence and drug use. CAMRA in the area are also organising their members to utilise this establishment more regularly as part of its social circuit bring revenue into the area. There has been no confirmed idea of how this would be replaced in the new development. In addition with the extension of the building next door, there has been significant disruption to the parking outside westly court and dartmouth road for the last six months, i can not help but feel that this will not be helped by the development. The noise and garbage situation by a development this size will also be very high and neighbours will bare the brunt of this for a long time. There are many disabled and elderly residents on dartmouth road and the development will remove the ability to use the footpath on that side of the road. This combined with the fact that there is no specific crossing point before the proposed development means visually impaired, disabled and elderly residents are in greater danger from accidents involving large site machinery.
  • 17/10/2012 - 31 Deacon Road , London , . Objection: I'm extremely disappointed to see a proposal for another of Willesden Green's landmark locations to be torn down and replaced by flats. With the loss of the Spotted Dog and the library complex in all but name, this is one of the very few distinctive places remaining. Equally importantly it is a welcoming social establishment with a fine range of food and drink.
  • 17/10/2012 - 10 Sneyd Road NW2 6AN . Objection: Since the demolition of the Spotted Dog, the Queensbury is the last remaining community pub in Willesden Green. All other outlets in the area are bars and are not welcoming to single women. It is also the only place in Willesden Green that has a restaurant selling ordinary food - the other outlets in the area are ethic or cafes. It is much used by younger people (as well as older people) and its closure will mean the lack of a safe and supervised drinking environment. The demolition of the Queensbury will remove a valued and much needed community asset, which would appear to run counter to Planning Core Strategy CP23.
  • 17/10/2012 - 23 Moatfield Christchurch Avenue , London , NW6 7PD . Comment: Strangely my, 'complaint' did not make the page, so I'll try a comment instead: I note that Fairweather have cited the National planning policy framework as part of their application, whereby there would be a number of 'affordable' dwellings within the development. What is the number, as a percentage, where would the location be for these properties within the development, and are these of equal status (size, posiiton within the development, etc)?
  • 17/10/2012 - 28 St.Margarets Road, , London , London , NW105PX . Objection: Descruction of a community facility. Point two it is my opinion that the density of the development is to great. It will be out of keeping with the existing architecture.
  • 17/10/2012 - 25 Chandos Road , London , NW2 4LS . Objection: Strongly object to this application. The Queensbury Pub is an important fixture in the area and it also linked to the Deli which will is unlikely to survive as a stand alone business. The Council should protect small businesses which dilute the impact of the larger 'brands' such as Costa and Sainsburys on the High Street. The impact on traffic flows etc around the proposed development site should not be underestimated.
  • 17/10/2012 - 3D Lydford Road , London , NW2 5QY . Objection: The Queensbury Pub is a much loved community hub and meeting point and will be an immense loss to the whole community. There isn't alot of choice in Willesden Green of local pubs that offer a family environment, good food and a place for local groups to meet and are attractive to look at. The Queensbury Pub is in the Mapesbury Conservation Area and opposite a Grade II Listed building which is the underground station, demolition of the Pub will change the character and look of the area for the worst. Also Walm Lane is already very busy and the amount of car parking which is being proposed will make Walm Lane unbearable and increase the likelihood of accidents. Willesden Green needs more beautiful places were the local community can socialise together and not the 11 storey monstrosity being proposed.
  • 17/10/2012 - 58A Walm Lane , London , NW2 4RA . Objection
  • 16/10/2012 - 53 Lechmere Road . Objection: I have lived in Willesden Green for over twelve years and have seen the steady decline in local shops and businesses, only to be priced out of the market and replaced with pound shops, 24hour retailers or in the case of the Spotted Dog more flats. A community cannot survive without a decent infrastructure and unfortunately ours is being destroyed. We need local shops for locals and that includes a decent local pub, and the Queensbury is just that. I have been drinking and socializing there since it opened, and having three kids is the only place I can do so now. The addition of even more flats to the area will increase the need for decent shops and places to socialize, yet you are closing them. I strongly oppose the closing Queensbury.
  • 16/10/2012 - 58 Chatsworth Road . Objection: On behalf of myself and many of my friends I object to this planning permission. The Queensbury is the only place on the Willesden Green high street in the evenings which feels safe and fun. It is the sole pub around to bring people to the area. Luxury flats in Willesden green will not be desirable without attractions such as this lovely local pub with a great atmosphere that provides employment and is an easy distance away for many of its regulars. Please consider our outrage as taxpayers before overruling us on this issue, or we will move away.
  • 16/10/2012 - Rutland Park , London , NW2 4RE . Objection: Willesden Green is an up and coming area. One way to keep on improving and cleaning up it's image is to attract people from around London with a good, friendly image too. If you are to look at the clientele that the Queensbury has attracted over the past five years, you will see that they are exactly what the area needs. Surely Willesden Green and Brent Council want to decrease crime rates and increase a feeling of safety and security around the area. The Queensbury is attended and spoken about by the people with a clean image who care about the community. If that gets taken away and a block of flats is built, which no doubt will NOT have a community feeling because those residents wont have a decent eating and drinking social pub nearby then what kind of message is that sending out about an area that has been slowly raising its profile. I truly believe that if the Queensbury is taken away from the area and flats are built (luxury or not) then Brent Council will be taking Willeden Green back 10 years rather than forward at a time where this area has so much potential!
  • 16/10/2012 - 15B Chandos Road , London , NW24LS . Objection: One of the factors which helped us decide to recently move to Willesden Green was the presence of this lovely local pub - the only pleasant one out of the few in the area, and with that rare virtue of possessing a real community spirit. Another block of residential flats in its place would only sadly sap liveliness from the community, and the lack of a decent pub greatly reduce Willesden Green's appeal and quality of life.
  • 16/10/2012 - 23 Moatfield Christchurch Avenue , London , NW6 7PD . Objection: Presumably the irony of replacing the only establishment in the area that would appeal to people who would likely live in the 'luxury apartments' - the construction of which are the basis of this whole application - is entirely lost to people on both sides. also, if the proposed apartments are as awful and lifeless as the ones recently constructed down Christchurch avenue, then the area is better off without them.
  • 16/10/2012 - 34 Hanover Road , London , NW10 3DS. Objection: I strongly oppose the demolition of The Queensbury public house, Walm Lane. This is a building of much character and beauty and is within the Mapesbury Conservation Area. The public house and adjoining Conservative Club have many beautiful original features which are all too often lost due to 'modernisation' and reconstruction. In addition to the internal beauty of these buildings The Queensbury offers many young parents and opportunity to partake in group activity with their children via the 'Busy Rascals' parent group. This is especially important to me as I myself have a young son and find this to be a great asset in integrating myself and he in to our local community, thereby strengthening bonds and creating a safe and happy environment for us all to live in. The demolition and 'regeneration' of this site by Fairview Homes will seriously alter the look and feel of the surrounding area - the planned flats are to be 11 storeys high which is far exceeding the majority of the existing buildings. Surely this is completely unethical given the fact that this is a 'conservation area' - please can someone justify how this demolition constitutes conservation? The works will create much heavy construction traffic along Walm Lane which in itself is already heavily congested and given that this is directly opposite a busy tube station I fear that it will lead to pedestrian safety issues during peak times. I do hope that this ludicrous proposal is to be reviewed and rejected very shortly.
  • 16/10/2012 - 155 Melrose Avenue , London , NW2 4NA . Objection: Objection: The Queensbury is our social centre in Willesden Green. To lose this would be so sad, as there really is nowhere else that compares. Having lived here for several years, it is sad to see the area regressing with great facilities for the local community closing down.
  • 16/10/2012 - 296A Chapter Road , London , NW2 5NH . Objection: this will result in the loss of a meeting space for the community and a social hub. 50 % car park is a lot of spaces for this type of development right on top of a Zone 2 tube station (normally we would expect to 'get away with' 25% - 35% spaces - personally I think there should be parking provision for disabled drivers only) Other new developments in the area are CAR FREE! e.g. the new deveolpment on chapter road next door to dollis hill tube station and the redevelopment of the spotted dog pub on the high road willesden is also car free. The pub is within the Mapesbury Conservation Area and opposite another Conservation Area. It is also opposite the Station which is a Grade II Listed building. The planned development will ruin the setting of the Station building and what's the point of designating a Conservation Area then not conserving what is within it? Loos of active frontage on walm lane. the pub and pub garden provide people and activity within the street, which generally -so the story goes in the planning world - means that the street is felt to be more attractive/enlivened and people feel safer when there are other people around - think of single women walking home from the station at night along an inactive street... The development proposal is set back from the street and does not provide any active frontage.
  • 16/10/2012 - 84 Churchill Road , London , NW2 5EE . Objection: I strongly object to the proposal to demolish the existing buildings and replace them with a block of flats. The Queensbury is an important social hub in Willesden Green offering many community activities as well as being a great local pub. The current buildings are attractive and add much charm and character to the immediate area. I am concerned about the loss of these. More flats are all very well but good local amenities are vital to Willesden as well. Do not deprive us of the best pub in the area. I am also concerned that the flats would cause traffic congestion on this already busy part of the road. Please do NOT grant permission to these flats - local residents will most definitely be up in arms about it.
  • 16/10/2012 - 8 Robson Avenue , London , NW10 3SG. Objection: I strongly object to this planning. I cannot see how more new build flats will bring value to the area. Over the past 6 months there has already been 4 new developments in process between my flat and the station, and I know there are more in the woodwork. The Queensbury is the only decent pub/restaurant in the area with the others on the high road being intimidating to say the least. There seems to be strong attempts to renew and regenerate the area which it great, but if you bring more residents into the area, you need to nurture community and give them something to do! We have already been struggling to keep our library and cinema and the high street seems to be filled with real estate agents. Where is everyone meant to go? There is really nothing to draw potential residents into the area. Rather focus on cleaning the streets, bringing new business to the area, growing a sense of community. I seriously do not understand.
  • 16/10/2012 - 76 Campbell Gordon Way , London , NW2 6RW . Objection: This is the only half decent pub in the local area without having to go to Kilburn or West Hampstead. In addition my wife takes our 7 month old daughter to a variety of activities during the day. This gives her the opportunity to get out meet other mums and do things, there is much else provided in the local area for mums and babies. Does Willesden Green need more flats? With vast tranches of Cricklewood Brent Cross regeneration project, surely a pub which serves the local community is better than more flats. If you ever bothered to visit the Queensbury during the day and see the number of mothers and babies using the facilities or in the evening or weekends to see the number of locals enjoying a drink or meal with friends you would see what a benefit the pub is to the local area.
  • 16/10/2012 - 84A Wrentham Avenue , London , NW10 3HG. Objection: This is a terrible idea. I used to live in Willesden Grn and loved the Queensbury pub, though we moved down the road to Queens Park when we had a baby as it had more facilities. If you take away the only nice pub in willesden green, surely you are encouraging people to look elsewhere for their amenities. I'd always thought WG would gain as many great places eventually as there are in Queens Park, but this feels like a very large step backward for the area! What a huge shame!
  • 16/10/2012 - 29B Chandos Road NW2 4LS . Objection: I do not believe Fairview homes should be allowed to demolish the Queensbury. This pub is the only real community social hub the neighbourhood has to offer and it would be destroying the community atmosphere Willesden Green residents have been encouraging. The building of new flats would completely change the essence of our high street and we would lose yet another venue to come together and socialise. You already have Foxtons that is such an eyesore, now you want to ruin the image of the street even further. We need a child friendly place to socialise within our own community and not in the neighbouring ones. Please preserve our high street and not destroy it! And in any case, I may be wrong but I thought the pub was in a conservation area and if so how can it be demolished?! It's a lovely building that gives the high street a villagy feel!!! Very rare in these parts!
  • 16/10/2012 - 21 Waterford Way , Dollis Hill , London , NW10 1HF. Objection: This is a completely unwanted proposal. The Queensbury is probably the ONLY social meeting place in the area. This plans involves bringing more people into the area by providing them with housing but where are the amenities for these people and the existing community if the council keep tearing them down. 110 Walm Lane is in the middle of a conservation area, it is a beautiful building, why is it not being conserved! Willesden Green has seen many changes in recent years mostly for the better, if this plan goes forward it is taking huge, giant steps backwards! Why do the council refuse to listen to its community! We do not want more unappealing housing in the area we want a sense of pride in our community and a place to gather as a community group. The Queensbury is the place to this!
  • 16/10/2012 - 128 Walm Lane , London , NW2 4RT . Objection
  • 16/10/2012 - 153A Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4EN . Objection: I am the immediate neighbour of 110 Walm Lane as their carpark runs the whole length of my garden. In the 30 odd years that I have lived here I have had the enjoyment of no building or windows looking into my property. When many years ago I wanted to extend my property to facilitate my growing family the maximum was allowed was 3 meters. The reason for this and the objection to installing sky lights was the invasion of privacy to my neighbours. I now see that Fairview wish to build right up to my garden fence with no thought to my privacy. There is no way that i could agree to this as my light and privacy would be completly invaded. we have suffered for the past year with no parking and constant noise from the current development next to WesleyCourt and this I understand will continue until June 13.If the development was on the existing template and the carpark was then turned into a garden for the future new residents this would be far more preferable for everyone. They could then recreate the Queensbury which will be greatly missed by our community. I would also like to know what arrangements would be made with regard to parking for all the extra new residents? the underground parking plans show 25 spaces? Dartmouth Road is constantly used by every MW holder to park while they take the tube to work and leave the car outside my house all day! I pay to park but never can which is unfair and is getting worse and the building work hasnt even started yet!!!!!
  • 16/10/2012 - 125A Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4ES . Objection: I notice there are some flats being built next to the Queensbury already and they want to knock this great pub down to build more flats? Pray tell, where will the occupants go for a drink? Angies or the one across the road that never seems to stay open for more than a month or two before it closes down? The Queensbury is a great pub and is the only decent one left in the area and is a great meeting place for many people in the community here. I have made good friends in this pub. Please, consider the community, there are flats being built next door already. The spotted dog closed, the Cricklewood closed. There are concerns in the government about the closure of pubs and the affect it has on local life. Do the decent thing and keep the pub. I cannot protest stongly enough and i will be forwarding this proposal to CAMRA.
  • 15/10/2012 - 5 oman avenue . Objection: this public house is one of the only local social community hubs. libraries have recently been lost. lose this and we continue to erode this community and its spirit...
  • 15/10/2012 - 5 oman avenue . Objection: I completely object to flats being built on the site of the Queensbury pub. This will be detrimental to our community in so many ways. Taking away a place where people enjoy socialising, not to mention the disruption and traffic it is going to cause in the area. It shows a complete lack of respect to the people who live in Willesden and shows that Brent only value property developers. You really should get your priorities sorted.
  • 15/10/2012 - 173 Walm Lane Nw2 3ay . Objection: The Queensbury pub is a valuable, indispensable hub for the community for everyone, but mainly for the parents and carers of young children as so many wonderful activities take place there and without them there will be nowhere to go within walking distance. We will be forced to take our custom to Queens Park and other places which will have an impact on local businesses. One of the important things about Willesden Green is that it is so up and coming, attracting young families who would like to live in places like queens park but can't afford the property prices. It would really stunt this development if places like the Queensbury get taken away from us.
  • 15/10/2012 - 10 Johnston Terrace Nw2 6qj . Objection: The only decent place to go in Willesden Green. Community hub. Beautiful building that adds character where there isnt much and makes a trip to Willesden Green worthwhile.
  • 15/10/2012 - 2 Astley Avenue , London , NW2 4AD . Objection
  • 15/10/2012 - 177 ashford court Nw2 6bu . Objection: As new parents and with very few social ties in the area the queens bury pub has become a lifeline for us. It is a social hub and community space as much as it is a pub. Please do not allow this application to pass!
  • 15/10/2012 - 12 Sheldon Road NW2 3AL . Objection: I cannot help feel saddened and shocked by this application. The Queensbury is one of the few nice places to drink and eat in the immediate Willesden Green area. It is community hubs such as this which make an area a pleasant place to live for current and future residents. While in the short term a handful may benefit financially from a new block of flats it will be to the long term detriment of 1000s of residents and reputation of the area as a whole. I read a recent article in the New York Time citing Willesden Green as an up and coming area (yes, really), and this would be a definite step backwards from that. While there is nothing wrong with looking at development opportunities it would be a great shame if that is achieved at the expense of destroying what is already good with the area. I suspect it will be very hard to find many residents who will think this application a good idea. (I also recall an article c.12 months ago in The Guardian where Ken Livingstone named the Queensbury as his favourite pub. I hope he becomes aware of this!)
  • 15/10/2012 - 4 Sneyd Road , London , NW26AN . Objection: Dear Sir, I wish to very strongly object to this planning application. As one of the wave of young professional families who have moved into the area in recent years, the Queensbury and the services it provides was one of the reasons we were attracted to the 'up and coming' Willesden Green. I feel very strongly that removing the pub will not only damage the local community, but the character and appeal of the area as a whole. Firstly, it is the only good pub in Willesden Green; acting as a community hub throughout winter, with the lively and bustling pub garden bringing a much needed active frontage, atmosphere and buzz to the area. As it is highly visible from the entrance to the tube station, it is a key positive influence shaping impressions of the area and showing what a welcoming, convivial place it is. Secondly, we have a young son, and the parent and child activities are invaluable. The activities at the Queensbury are much closer that alternatives, and more accessible for my wife and I on foot, meaning we do not have to use the car to travel into Queens Park. The building itself also reflects the character of the surrounding conservation area, and again actively promotes the character of Willesden Green as a whole. By contrast, the nondescript and bland flats to the north of the Queensbury are an eye sore and do not do justice to the quality of the local architecture. The Queensbury is also vital community hub. It is an easy place to meet friends and family within easy reach of the tube station, making it more likely that we meet in Willesden and as a result attracting visitors and income to the area. I also run my own business, and the Queensbury is a vital venue for meetings and events. We use it as a local business Resource. The quality of the Queensbury also plays a key role in continuing the wave of gentrification coming up from Brondesbury and Queens Park, maintaining and increasing the value of properties in the area. A quality pub and restaurant is a very influential factor that professional young families look for when considering moving into an area. There are plenty of other sites around the borough to build blocks of flats. Wasting this location in the heart of Willesden Green, which is so visible from the main tube station and is an influential definer of the character and quality of the area, would be a planning travesty. Approving this application would damage the local community as well as perceived quality of the area. The pub will be a hub around which Willesden Green will continue to gentrify in coming years, and losing it will actively limit the area's attraction. The community, our kids and the area as a whole will all benefit from this planning application being rejected. And I beseech the planning committee to reject it in all of its forms Many thanks for your consideration. Yours sincerely, Alex Maule
  • 15/10/2012 - 15c Stanley Gardens , London , NW2 4QH . Objection: The Queensbury is a focal point for the community and a well-loved gastropub. It provides a social hub for residents and visitors. Demolishing it would leave the area devoid of personality, lacking a central attraction, and negatively impact on the surrounding area.
  • 15/10/2012 - 104 Mora Road , London , NW2 6TE . Objection: Willesden Green is an up and coming area. We need MORE community space, not less. This is a welcoming, charming and much loved pub. One that serves decent real ale, excellent food and also hosts and supports many local initiatives that bring people together. Its loss would be a major black mark to the neighbourhood that is already reeling from the loss of other pubs (eg Spotted Dog) and facilities (eg the threatened library). I OBJECT TO these plans wholeheartedly
  • 15/10/2012 - 29 Olive Road , London , London , NW2 6TY . Objection: This proposal would see the area lose another period building, as well as the only decent local pub. It will impact negatively on the general environment by the underground station. It will help make Willesden more like a commuter dormitory, less like a community. Developers should not forget that people do already live here.
  • 15/10/2012 - 88 chatsworth road London , Nw2 5qu . Objection: I have lived in the area for nearly 3 years and have always frequented The Queensbury on a regular basis, meeting friends and family, using both the restaurant and the bar, especially in the summer with their outside seating. Also since having my daughter a year ago I use The Queensbury at least 3 times a week, during the day for the Busy Rascals activities and coffee mornings. It would be devastating to loose this pub, it is the only decent pub in Willesden Green. My friends come up from Brixton, Holloway Road and Old Street to drink with us here instead of meeting in town, that's how fond we are of The Queensbury.
  • 15/10/2012 - Flat B 4 Staverton Road NW2 5HL . Objection: I object to this proposal for the following reasons: 1. The Queensbury is a focal social meeting point for people in Willesden Green. It is unique in being the only pub in the area which is welcoming to women and families. 2. The location of the Queensbury helps to keep the area around the tube station busy and populated in the evenings. For users of the tube station late at night, the presence of the Queensbury has a positive effect on the overall safety of the area. 3. Willesden needs a thriving high street and the Queensbury brings business to Willesden. It is extremely popular with local residents but also attracts customers from surrounding areas. When the council is trying to regenerate Willesden (eg with the excellent Queens Parade project) why close one of the most successful businesses in the area?   4. The loss of the Queensbury has the potential to simultaneously depress other businesses on Walm Lane and to make the area less desirable for current residents. In turn, this will deter future potential residents and lead to a vicious circle of the council's own making.
  • 15/10/2012 - 24F Brondesbury Park Kilburn , London , NW6 7DL . Objection: I strongly oppose the plans mainly for two reasons. Firstly, the Queensbury's function as a social hub for the community. It is not only a beautiful gastro pub with a great restaurant and a nice place to socialise in the evenings, which in itself is extremely rare in this rather deprived area. It also provides a vital meeting space for local families during the day. In addition to being centrally located and offering easy access for push chairs , it most importantly feels safe, warm and welcoming, a place where mothers and children love to meet and spend a few hours every week in good company and pleasant surroundings. Family life just wouldn't be the same without the Queensbury. My second reason is the effect of a significantly altered or newly built building at this location on the high street. The well loved pub makes the street more attractive and feel safer due to the beer garden at the front, especially for women walking past in the evening. Any replacement which reaches closer to the street and doesn't offer a seating area with plants would detract further from the street's perceived friendliness and safeness. The old building fits in perfectly within the surrounding conservation area (e.g. Mapesbury and the Grade II listed underground station) and needs to be protected. Any new development at its place, especially one higher than 2 or 3 stories, would have a massive negative impact on the local built heritage. I also ask you to significantly reduce the proposed number of parking spaces, as the current plan would result in even more car traffic on the already busy high street, reducing its attractiveness for families even more. This shouldn't be necessary, since there is a tube station only meters away. If retaining the exact status quo is not an option, I implore you to consider keeping the pub, front garden and front facade as it is, which would still allow for flats being built in the rest of the existing building and behind it.
  • 15/10/2012 - GROUND FLOOR FLAT , 132 Walm Lane , London , NW2 4RT . Objection: I object to the planning application to demolish the existing Public House and build the proposed number of flats. The demolition will significantly alter the character of the area. The Queensbury is an integral part of the area, significantly contributing to the sense of community. It provides a safe, family friendly environment to eat, drink and enjoy social events and, in doing so, it provides an essential element of the overall makeup of Willesden Green. Its removal would significantly detract from the character of our surroundings. Even with the proposed number of parking spaces, the building of 56 flat is likely to increase the pressure on local parking. The parking spaces themselves will make the walk along the pavement to and from the station more dangerous, as many more cars will be pulling in and out of the driveway, which puts local children in particular at higher risk. The proposed development will also result in the loss of a more beneficial land use, as the Public House currently provides employment. Please reject the proposal, and retain the current structure and business.
  • 15/10/2012 - Ground Floor , 2 Blenheim Gardens , London , NW2 4NS . Objection
  • 15/10/2012 - 18B Stanley Gardens , London , NW2 4QJ . Objection: By tearing down the conservative club building at 110 Walm Lane NW2 4RS, you will be removing an attractive building and replacing it with an enormous structure more suited to Canary Wharf than Willesden Green! It's ugly and far too large to fit in with the current landscape and I object to it most vehemently! Willesden Green is a lovely area, still with so many original shop frontages from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Please don't destroy its' village atmosphere with another ugly residential building. Furthermore, the Queensbury pub is such a local delight and would be very much missed. Allowing buildings such as this to take over what were once small dwellings is turning the area into an ugly, undesirable place to live!
  • 15/10/2012 - 18B Stanley Gardens , London , NW2 4QJ . Objection: The pub and the building itself are very attractive. This building is neither attractive, nor will it improve the neighborhood. This is not an appropriate building for Willesden Green in any shape or form. We do not need more flats, we need more restaurants and pubs in the area to accommodate the local residents. Besides which, you just allowed the house next door to this to be demolished and a block of flats put on it. Please don't do the same to this lovely old building!!
  • 15/10/2012 - 2 Rutland Park Gardens , London , NW2 4RG . Objection: It seems a good idea to make better use of the large (hardly used) car parking area and to redevelop the barely used facility of the Old Conservative club for additional housing. However, the design , in particular of the triangular front seems totally out of keeping with the look of the surrounding area. In addition, for people going about their business on Walm lane, to and from the station, getting money out at cash points or just sitting in the cafés etc, there will be a sense of being overlooked / observed by people sitting on the balconies. In addition, the Queensbury pub is a great and very well used institution for nearby Residents and is a good example of the high ceilinging decorative architecture of its era. To lose this would seem very shortsighted. There are no nearby equivalent family friendly alternative meeting places for locals - the other pubs in the area are of a totally different character. Why can the pub not be maintained in its current form within a redevelopment of some description? If the front to the Old Spotted Dog can be retained during a redevelopment further down Willesden High Road, then I suggest the pub should also be kept within a revised plan for this redevelopment.
  • 14/10/2012 - 72a Deacon Rd . Objection: Strongly object to this proposal. The Queensbury is a community hub and holds daily classes for mums and babies as well as being somewhere for adults to socialise in the evenings. There's nowhere else like it nearby. Building new flats will create huge parking prolems in an already overstretched area and will be detrimental to the community overall.
  • 14/10/2012 - 36 A Blenheim Gardens Willesden Green NW2 4NS . Objection: The Queensbury is not only a great local but also a community hub through its daytime activities for young families. To lose the Queensbury would be a devastating blow for our community.
  • 14/10/2012 - 22 Kenneth Crescent , London , NW2 4PN . Objection: Here we go again. Part of our streetscape is to be demolished in order to chase massive profit for the developer and increased council tax revenue for Brent Council. So far the building opposite the station has been torn down so that a 7 storey example of Europap architecture (over Sainsburys) blots out the skyline, the Spotted Dog site crammed full of 43 luxury flats, Electric House at the corner of Willesden Lane closed ready to be developed into yet another 7 storey monstrosity. Then there is the continuing saga of the bid to build 92 flats on the WG Library and Car Park. If there is any doubt how inappropriate that this will be then pop down to Kensal Rise where the lavatorial yellow block has been built on a garage site. Finally there is now a giant new town in Wembley where the original masterplan is even now being compromised by infill blocks of all shapes and sizes, thus blocking out the views forever. If the Officers of Brent Council are actually interested in the ambiance of Willesden Green then they will recommend AGAINST this application. If Councillors were actually reflecting the interests of the electorate then they would be screaming from the roof tops their opposition to this crammed approach to planning. I suggest that its BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD by Fairview to create an appropriate refurbishment scheme to include public affordable spaces.
  • 14/10/2012 - 14 Griffin Close , Willesden Green , London , NW10 1LL. Objection: I have just read about about the proposed demolition of the Queensbury. Why is the only decent pub in the area under this threat? I have live in this area for 22 years and this has been the only decent place to drink. We should be encouraging local business not making way for yet more flats. If there were more places like the Queensbury I am sure it would bring more business to the run down high street and encourage more people to spend locally rather than have to go further afield
  • 14/10/2012 - 36 Burnley Road , London , . Objection: We have recently moved into Willesden and have loved having a nice local pub such as the Queensbury to eat, meet friends and take our baby to the local baby activities in the day. It is the ONLY nice and ameniable pub / gastro pub in the whole village (the other "pubs" are run down, dirty and unappealing) and the Queensbury really lifts the feel and curb appeal of the village. I genuinely believe that destroying such a lovely building and community pub will reduce the value of the houses in the area - until I heard the news about the Queensbury, there was a feeling that the village is "up and coming" and could in a few years compete with Queens Park and Kensal Rise high streets, especially with the recent concerted efforts of the shops on the Queens Parade. However, destroying the Queensbury would remove THE focal point of the high street and would take us 5 steps back to becoming a more modern and welcoming high street. What is the point of brand new modern flats, if the new occupants of the flats have no nice places to eat, drink and shop in. They simply won't want to live here. This redevelopment seems counterproductive to the development of the area. This will only make the private development company money in the short term. It will cost Brent Council in the long run as the people who are moving into the area or thought they would move into the area, to spend money in the area, won't do so if there is no community to join. I am not often moved to write but this simply can't happen to Willesden Green if it wishes to continue to attract people to the area for the right reasons. Brent Council - Please don't agree to this.
  • 14/10/2012 - 71A Olive Road , London , NW2 6UN . Objection: The loss of the active frontage on this site would be hugely disruptive to Willesden Green and it's residents, especially the young mothers and families that are catered so well for at this venue. Additionally the safety of the area would be compromised, particularly so as it is opposite the underground station and a vacuum of people on, or about the premises at street level would be a noticeable loss. This is a high rise proposed in an existing conservation area. There are strict rules for those with properties, yet approval of this building, following the building that is currently being erected next door, surely will ruin this area and certainly can't be considered in any context, conserving it. Disrupting the traffic flow at a spot that is already very busy, as it is so close to the underground station, is madness. It is already busy there and to add new entry with private parking for 50% of the property is disrupting so many with benefit to so few. I would suggest that retaining the public house, whilst looking at the use of the other space on the site, to something more in keeping = 'conserving' the area as the council is obliged to do in such an area - this would be much more sensible. If this venue is closed for this reason, many young families will be forced to go elsewhere to places like Queens Park, Kilburn or futher out to find a place that offers the sort of programmes offered at the Queensbury. This will put people off moving to this area, stalling house prices. A large dense high rise block will do that anyway. It would be an incredibly short sighted decision to approve such butchery of the conservation area and the impact to the community, especially when there are so many spaces that could be better suited in such close proximity. Thanks for considering these angle in your decision making process.
  • 14/10/2012 - 30B Cranhurst Road , London , NW2 4LN . Objection: I believe the current public house offers a unique space for people to socialise on a range of events (NCT groups included) on this side of Willesden. Also, a building anything higher than 2-3- storeys would seriously compromise the character of the area.
  • 14/10/2012 - 79 Churchill Road , Willesden Green , NW2 5EG . Objection: I would like to object to the planning application made. The size of the development in wholly disproportionate to the size of the site. The site also currently houses a successful commercial enterprise - one of the few high-quality and profitable businesses in Willesden Green. The change of use of the site will degrade the commercial life of the community and take jobs out of the area. Willesden Green is clearlynow a target for a number of aggressive development schemes that will increase housing density without providing the social and community amenities necessary to sustain them. The parking demands for this new development alone are shocking and totally against the Brent sustainability agenda. I urge you strongly to consider the balance between housing and commercial premises and reject this proposal. Thank you.
  • 14/10/2012 - 37A Cavendish Road , London , NW6 7XR . Objection: I object to this application on the grounds of loss of community space, active frontage and character/setting. The Queensbury Pub is used on a daily basis by local mothers and children for NCT events and classes held by the Busy Rascals group. Dozens of parents and children benefit from the Queensbury offering us their space to gather, socialise and learn. There is nowhere else like it in the nearby area and loss of the pub means that local families will have to go outside of the neighbourhood to find quality activity and space to socialise. The Queensbury is far more than just a pub; it is at the heart of the local community and its demolition would leave a gaping hole.
  • 14/10/2012 - 44 Nightingale Road Harlesden , London , London , NW10 4SA. Objection: This would be such a huge disadvantage for the community. Willesden is extremely run down with cheap chicken and poor fast food places and many empty shops. There is 1 good place to meet and now for "homes" they want to knock it down. Which is the most important - the community or the profits of developers? They want to stay. We want them to stay. Enough said. Represent MY views as a resident and not those of faceless businesses.
  • 14/10/2012 - 121 Anson Road , London , NW2 4AH . Objection
  • 14/10/2012 - 15C Stanley Gardens , London , NW2 4QH . Objection: I wish to oppose the redevelopment of 110 Walm Lane. The proposed works would completely ruin the well-preserved character of Willesden Green, whilst removing the key community focal point of the excellent Queensbury pub. I feel certain that if these plans are allowed to go ahead it will be deeply regretted by the local inhabitants for many years to come.
  • 14/10/2012 - 20A Blenheim Gardens , London , NW2 4NS . Objection: Walm Lane is a busy road, with the potential addition of at least 56 cars (due to the planned 56 flats) the weight of traffic will become even heavier. It is also located at a small junction and with a high number of cars emerging onto the road at this point it has the potential to cause traffic jams. It is also a shame that that one of the few pubs on that stretch may be demolished rather than providing someone else the chance to take the business over and keep it open.
  • 14/10/2012 - 94 Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4HB . Objection: I am a resident on Dartmouth Road NW2. I have looked at what Fairview New homes proposal are and i think a development of 56 flats with a parking facility for only 23 cars will create a lot of parking problems around the surrounding areas around Dartmouth Road.I find it difficult to park on a Saturdays on Lynford Road which has free parking as it is and this would make it much worse if this application was granted.
  • 13/10/2012 - 36 Hamilton Road , London , NW10 1PA. Objection: OBJECTION TO DEVELOPMENT. The Queensbury is the only truly family friendly public house in the Dollis Hill, Willesden and Cricklewood area. It is a unique venue. The management are fantastic at accomodating family gatherings and especially tolerant of babies and toddlers. In no way could the loss of this establishment be considered positive or regenerative for the area. I object most strongly to the proposal.
  • 13/10/2012 - 4 Sneyd Road , London , NW2 6AN . Objection: I honestly think it's a crying shame that the Queensbury is going to be knocked down. I literally can't think of anything worse than having a load of flats there. Apart from the disruption, removal of our beloved local community space and favourite pub and the nature in which Fairview Homes have decided what is best for our community, it is the most ugly proposal you've ever seen in an area that's supposed to be a conservation area. Outrageous.
  • 13/10/2012 - 161 melrose avenue , london , london , nw2 4na . Objection: I do not want a large, high-rise block of flats here. The pub is a community fixture, particularly for new mothers in the area during the day-time events organised by Busy Rascals. Please let the gastropub stay. Michelle Levene
  • 12/10/2012 - 15 Balmoral rd , willesden green , nw2 5dx . Objection: The queensbury is the only nice pub and restaurant in the area. And is a community hub. Why not get rid of one of the less salubrious drinking establishments in the area?
  • 12/10/2012 - 15 Balmoral rd , willesden green , nw2 5dx . Objection: The Queensbury is the only decent place to eat and drink in Willesden Green, it is a hub of the community and as the mother of a toddler it has been a great source of pre school classes in the week and at the weekend over the past year and a half. More flats will increase traffic and affect parking, and what is the sense in bringing more people in, only to take something away from the infrastructure? Why not remove a mcgowans or bar lula? They are unsavoury public houses that lower the tone of an otherwise up and coming area. It is a terrible idea.
  • 12/10/2012 - 15 Parkfield Road , London , NW10 2BJ. Objection: I despair of Brent council. I am lodging this objection in the full knowledge that it will be utterly ignored by the people in power. It seems that the only people that Brent council listen to are the developers who build flats and give them cash. What about the ordinary people of Willesden, the tax payers, workers and parents? Are we ever listened to? So far, we have lost the fight to keep our lovely little cinema and the wonderful bookshop in the library centre. The Sure Start centre that was placed in the library centre lasted a couple of months despite being hugely popular with local parents and was then closed down without any consultation...what a waste of money that was!!! The library is now being 'redeveloped' to make way for more flats and closed for 2 years to enable this. Cricklewood and Kensal Rise libraries have been closed down. The Spotted Dog has been redeveloped into...flats! So where are we supposed to meet and take our children in Willesden? This must surely be the most child-UNfriendly area in London. And now The Queensbury, the only decent pub in the area and the meeting place during the day for lots of fun children's groups and classes is being demolished for the building of more flats!!! Just unbelievable and so short sighted and thoughtless of Brent. Where are all the people who will move into these new luxury flats go??? Or do Brent really not give a jot for community and only care about where the next buck is coming from? I am so utterly frustrated with this council, I can't wait to move out of the area and take my children somewhere where there is some support for ordinary families from the council.
  • 12/10/2012 - 108 Dartmouth Road , London , NW2 4HB . Objection: I have lived in Willesden Green since the 1980s, first in Blenheim Gardens, and for the last seventeen years at my current address in Dartmouth Road. As you will be aware, the area has a certain character to it. In terms of architecture and design, the buildings are predominantly of a particular period, and are, in the main, two or three storey houses. We are fortunate in that we benefit from a large number of mature trees, giving the whole area a very established and ¿green¿ appearance. In social terms, Dartmouth Road is a neighbourhood where those who live there have a sense of community. The outlook, as you emerge from Willesden Green station (itself a period building) is village-like: the local pub opposite is a landmark, and the small cosmopolitan shops and cafes, coupled with the trees, give the place a particular ambience. Earlier this year, I visited the public exhibition, at St Gabriels, for the proposed new development at 110 Walm Lane, and I was quite shocked at the proposed development. I suppose I¿d imagined a small community of low-level houses behind the pub, rather than a flattening of the whole site, including the landmark pub, and the construction of a high-rise block of flats which would dwarf everything around it. The Fairview website confirmed my fears. It states that the approach to the project has, amongst other things, been guided by the following design considerations: -To provide a building ¿of its time¿ which will help define and contribute to the historic Conservation Area -To enhance the existing street-scape on Walm Lane opposite the station -To respect and respond to the character and quality of the Mapesbury Conservation Area and surrounding buildings in terms of height, scale, massing and materials -To respect the setting of the Grade II Listed Tube Station It is hard to understand, given the illustrations and descriptions provided by the website, how the planners can possibly imagine that their plans might achieve any of these aims: a high-rise block of flats (more suited, in style, to a Dockland development) is hardly likely to ¿define and contribute¿ to the ¿historic Conservation Area¿, or to ¿enhance the existing street-scape¿; and the appearance of the building is quite alien, ¿in terms of height, scale, massing and materials¿, to the surrounding environment, showing little evidence of either ¿respect¿ or ¿response¿ to the ¿character and quality of the Mapesbury Conservation area¿. In summary, my objection to this project concerns (a) the appearance of the proposed new building, which is completely at odds with the surrounding environment, and (b) the impact of the project on the locality, through the destruction of a popular landmark pub, with its external communal areas, well-used by locals throughout the year, and its replacement with a faceless high-rise building, which will inevitably impact on the historic, ¿village¿ feel of the area. I am not adverse, in principle, to the development of the site at 110 Walm Lane (quite the opposite); but I do think the nature of the development should be in keeping with the area, and should be designed to preserve and complement the period building already on the site. The proposed project, described as a ¿landmark¿, ¿five to seven¿ storeys high, built in a style quite alien to the area, and designed for habitation by commuters, is (in my view) unlikely to add anything to the local community or environment, and will detract from the area around the station. It is out of keeping with the area, and should not, in my view, be permitted to go ahead in its current form.
  • 12/10/2012 - 6B Blenheim Gardens , London , NW2 4NS . Objection: I OBJECT TO THIS PROPOSAL AS IT WOULD IMPACT NEGATIVELY ON PARKING IN THE ADJACENT STREETS
  • 12/10/2012 - 6A Blenheim Gardens , London , NW2 4NS . Objection
  • 11/10/2012 - Home Offices , 14 Keyes Road , London , NW3 3XA . Comment
  • 10/10/2012 - Flat A 67 Chichele Road , London , U.K , NW2 3AN . Objection: I am objecting to this as the area does not need more luxury flats (if we want more housing, then lets make it social housing, but that's another story). The Queensbury Pub is a great place, nice atmosphere, and just want the community needs. It is also right next to the tube station so it is easily accessible for people coming from further away. It would be a real shame to demolish it, and would hinder the sense of community and potentially drive property buyers/renters away from Willesden Green.
  • 10/10/2012 - 12A Kidderpore Avenue , London , NW3 7SU . Objection: The Queensbury is a fantastic pub which brings together the local community! I lived on Dartmouth Road between 2010 and 2011 and visited the Queensbury regularly. It adds life and character to the area and should not be demolished.
  • 10/10/2012 - 79C Teignmouth Road , London , NW2 4EA . Objection: The proposed development would take away one of the focal social points of Willesden. We have already lost a restaurant to Foxton (just opposite this proposed development). If we were to lose the gastropub at 110 Walm Lane, we would be losing an important place where the locals come together to relax and enjoy themselves.
  • 14 Sheldon Road NW2 3AJ . Objection
  • 67 Chichele Road , London , NW2 3AN . Objection
  • 19A St Gabriels Road , London , NW2 4DS . Objection
  • 4 ERIN COURT , 94 Walm Lane , London , NW2 4QA . Objection: I strongly object the application to knock down the Queensbury pub. We have not long moved to the area and have found the Queensbury to be a great social hub where people in the community can go. I am a new mother and they hold lots of baby classes and activities in the Queensbury and this and has given me an opportunity to met other mothers and join in the community and do things with my baby. We would be very upset and saddened if another great part of our community was replaced with flats.
  • 41 Walm Lane , London , NW2 4QU . Objection: It's a community hub. Pull it down and replace it with what? Pub and deli have been instrumental in raising the profile of the area. Nurture that, once lost it's gone for good.
Neighbour petitions:
  • 13/05/2013 - 8 Deacon Road , London , NW2 5QH .
Consultee comments:
  • , 8 Deacon Road , Dollis Hill , London , NW2 5QH
  • Sarah Teather MP , MP for Brent Central Constituency , House of Commons , London , SW1A 0AA
  • , 8 Deacon Road , Dollis Hill , London , NW2 5QH
  • , 104 Mora Road , London , NW2 6TE
  • The Victorian Society , 1 Priory Gardens , Bedford Park , London , W4 1TT
  • Cllr Carol Shaw , Member for Brondesbury Park Ward , Flat 7 Beechworth , 179/187 Willesden Lane , London , NW6 7YZ
  • Cllr Krupesh Hirani , Member for Dudden Hill Ward , Members Room , Brent Town Hall ,
  • Cllr Christopher Leaman , Member for Mapesbury Ward , Members Room , Brent Town Hall ,