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Update on PB Donoghue

July 1, 2022

Progress is being made across the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration area with the opening of new places to eat, drink and play, and the construction of Brent Cross West station well advanced.

The transformation of the area is now continuing with the sale of the PB Donoghue waste management site on Claremont Road to Chase New Homes, an independent housing developer.

More detailed plans are expected to come forward in the coming months, with any new development subject to consultation and detailed planning approval, and in the meantime, the waste management site will continue to operate as usual. However, for many years, the PB Donoghue site has been used for the management and movement of waste, with heavy goods vehicles entering and leaving the site daily. This has created noise, dust and unpleasant smells for people living nearby,  the sale is a step forward in the redevelopment of this site.

Councillor Anne Clarke, Barnet Council Ward Member for Cricklewood, said: “I am delighted by this news and wish to congratulate the community on all of their hard work and campaigning to get the Donoghue site moved into phase 3 of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration, which will allow it to come forward alongside the first phase of the development.”

As part of the long-term plans for the area, the site is expected to be redeveloped in the future for housing. This is part of the existing outline planning permission for the regeneration of the Brent Cross Cricklewood area. Not only will this mean new housing sooner in the overall development programme, but also has the potential to have a positive impact on air quality and traffic in the area by removing the HGV traffic from Claremont Road and other surrounding residential neighbourhoods.

Councillor Alan Schneiderman, Barnet Council Ward Member for Cricklewood and Chair of Environment Committee, said: “This is amazing news for local residents after years of campaigning, which I’ve been pleased to support. Residents didn’t deserve to live next to a waste site and hopefully they will now be able to look forward to cleaner air and cleaner streets”

For more news and information across the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme click here