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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A Valuable Amenity at Willesden Green?


Some of the opposition to the proposed redevelopment of Willesden Green Library Centre suggests that the existing arrangements are much better than any possible alternative.  I have already written about my views on the Centre at the front, but I wonder how many people have examined the backlot of the site.  Above is a photo of the site taken from Chambers Lane.  I first moved to Brent in 1996, and it looked just the same then.  Incidentally, is it not puzzling that, despite the pressures on land, London still has derelict pockets like this?

2 comments:

  1. Yes, you're absolutely right. This derelict pocket of land could be much better used, and I too would flatten a treasured historic building, give a property developer carte blanche to do what it likes, drive out a source of culture and literacy and GIVE AWAY land that belongs to the ratepayers of Brent to achieve that.

    Nice try.

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  2. It's not derelict. It's filthy because your useless council doesn't even clean the streets for £1600 per house in my street. I suppose you think anything with pine trees and railings is derelict? What a bleak view of life.

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