Friday, 10 March 2017

Huge railfreight depot being built in Cricklewood without planning permission

On my daily journey into London every day, I've recently been intrigued by a major construction project in Cricklewood. A large fence is in the process of being erected to hide what is going on. The work started a couple of months ago, but when I checked it out I could find no details of what it was for. I checked again yesterday and found a planning application was submitted on 27th Feb for a "rail aggregates depot" - https://publicaccess.barnet.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OM3GAMJIFM300 - I was shocked to see that it was only submitted on 27th February and is in a state of "pending". Therefore this work is being performed without planning permission. I took a video from the train yesterday 9/3/2017 for posterity to record the state of works.


What doesthis entail? The travel plan reveals that it will be an aggregates depot and will process 10,000 tons of aggregates a week, entailing 350-500 lorry deliveries - https://publicaccess.barnet.gov.uk/online-applications/files/65DA6D1E4C3EFA080F89D1E8F94F214A/pdf/17_1254_FUL-TRAVEL_PLAN-3637868.pdf

That is up to 100 lorries a day turning onto the Edgware Road. That is huge. How can this be started without planning permission. One rule for them and one for us?

3 comments:

Paula said...

Have you tried planning enforcement? According to the local papers, a newly built house in East Barnet is going to be demolished because it breached its planning permission: Barnet Times

baarnett said...

Barnet gave away the whole Brent Cross and Cricklewood area to developers in 2002, and hasn't cared a jot since then.

Anonymous said...


Please could you take some more videos and also some photos if possible. Very distressed railway terraces dweller.