Brent Council is now modifying its development planning policies. The length of time this takes is disappointing, but the actual changes are quite welcome.
The spread of betting shops will be made more difficult. Takeaways and shisha cafes will not be allowed near secondary schools which is something I have argued for for a long time. There are also welcome change to provisions for drainage to prevent surface flooding and some tightening on carbon emissions. It is also good to see that the Council is doing its best to protect its affordabl;e housing targets in the present very unfavourable climate.
There is also some material on pub protection, which I will cover in a separate post.