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Transport plans agreed for new town

May 19, 2021

Transport plans are accelerating at Brent Cross Town, after key roads plans received the green light and more details of the transport interchange were unveiled. 

The Reserved Matters Application has been approved for the western side of both High Street South and Claremont Park Road. These two roads will form part of the key road network. 

And a separate Reserved Matters Application has been submitted to Barnet Council for the Transport Interchange, which will be adjacent to the new Brent Cross West train station. 

The application includes provision for two double bus stops, a double bus stand, a taxi rank for four cabs, 32 cycle parking spaces, and four blue badge parking spaces. 

This will be in addition to the 62 secure cycle parking spaces at the station’s Eastern Entrance plus 10 motorcycle parking spaces along Claremont Park Road. 

A map showing the interim Transport Interchange features

What the Transport Interchange will initially look like on a map

Connectivity will be a key part of Brent Cross Town which is being designed as a ‘15-minute town’ where shops, restaurants, parks, and the train station are all within a 15-minute walk. Multiple new walking and cycling routes are being created, and the project includes highways improvements, which will reduce journey times, cut congestion, and improve air quality. 

Recent planning developments include 279 homes being approved at Plot 15, along with 281 apartments and a new Neighbourhood Square at Plot 14. Meanwhile developers Argent Related has revealed their plans for Brent Cross Town’s first three office buildings, featuring a pioneering new business ecosystem. 

The roads network is not the only part of the traffic infrastructure which has continued to progress in recent months. At Brent Cross West station, which will open in December 2022, new sidings were completed in March along with a new level crossing, and the first part of the Eastern Overbridge was installed over the Mayday bank holiday. When the station opens it will offer direct access to central London in just 12 minutes, as well as trains to two international airports and Eurostar services from St Pancras.