Planning Minister visits Brentford and Chiswick

Hears hopes and frustrations over high street


Brentford and Isleworth Constituency

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Local MP Mary Macleod welcomed the Planning Minister, Nick Boles, to Brentford and Chiswick last Friday. Eager to meet with businesses and residents to discuss their experiences of planning within the community, Mary took the Minister on a short tour of Brentford and Chiswick.

Sitting in on Mary’s Business Forum at Chiswick Park, the Minister joined various local business leaders. Mr Boles opened the floor for questions from the businesses.

The Minister also met with some of Mary’s residents in Brentford. Meeting at Time Café by the Grand Union Canal, Mr Boles heard from residents and local business owners about their hopes and frustrations over the redevelopment of the High Street.

Mary said:“Brentford in particular is going to see big changes over the coming years, with a transformed high street and much needed housing. But it is important that we get this right and balance development with residents' concerns. My constituents were able to relay those views directly to the Minister today. It is an exciting time for Brentford and the better engaged people are in the planning process, the better Brentford will be!”

Speaking on the day, Nick Boles MP said: “Today has been a great experience. Talking to the businesses and residents in Mary’s constituency, I can clearly see local people are passionate about regeneration. Hopefully with collaboration between people and government, we can work together to overcome some obstacles which delay redevelopment, and we shall continue to see impressive regeneration in Brentford."

June 27, 2014