A new Marks & Spencer food store opened in South Kilburn yesterday. It is on the ground floor of the controversial development near Queens Park station.
The site has rightly attracted controversy in the past because of its "poor doors" layout, but the food store should be welcome. South Kilburn is one of the few areas in Brent that approximates to a "food desert". This is partly psychological since people in South Kilburn are very reluctant to go on to Salusbury Road. Assuming that South Kilburn goes ahead as a development, it could have the opportunity to remodel itself as a much more liveable space. Sadly, I don't detect much determination in the Council to really think through how to create South Kilburn as a sustainable neighbourhood at the moment.