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Minutes pdf icon PDF 29 KB


    RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 July be approved subject to the following amendments:


    ·         Under item 4, ‘Broadside’ is amended to ’Broadsword’


    ·         Under item 7 the sentence ‘with the location’ is amended to ‘within the location’


    ·         Under item 7 the sentence ‘including the impact’ is amended to ‘including the impacts’



Absence of Members


    Apologies for absence were received from:


    Councillor Adam Langleben (LB Barnet)

    Councillor George Crane (LB Brent)

    Councillor Roxanne Mashari (LB Brent)


    Mr Neale Hider – Environment Agency

    Mr Harry Mackie – Welsh Harp Environment Centre

    Mr Julie Johnson – Woolmead Residents’ Association

    Ms Judy Shepherd – West Hendon Community Forum

    Ms Murphy – Training Ship Broadsword 


Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests


    There were none.


Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)


    There was none.


Presentation from Barratt Homes regarding updates to the West Hendon regeneration development


    Nathan Smith from Barratt Homes updated the Committee regarding updates to the West Hendon regeneration development.


    The Committee raised concerns regarding the recruitment of a SSSI Warden for the Welsh Harp Reservoir.




    ·         That the Committee request that Barratt Homes be invited to the next meeting and update the Committee regarding ecological issues relating to the West Hendon Regeneration Development.


    ·         That the Committee be provided with site plans for the proposed footbridge as part of the regeneration scheme; this is to be provided by Nathan Smith.


    ·         That an interim report on noise monitoring at the Welsh Harp is circulated to the Committee by Thomas Wyld.



Presentation from Brent Cross shopping centre to update the Committee on the Brent Cross Cricklewood development


    Tom Wyld, Principal Planning Officer, provided an update on the Brent Cross Cricklewood development.




    ·         The Committee request that Tom Wyld, Principal Planning Officer, update the Committee – at its next meeting – on information relating to the reservoir being sampled regularly throughout the year as part of the development.


London Borough of Brent - Welsh Harp Management Plan pdf icon PDF 36 KB

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    Leslie Williams, the London Borough of Brent’s Council Strategy and Service Development Officer, presented the London Borough of Brent’s Welsh Harp Management Plan.


    Adam Salmon – from the London Borough of Brent – provided an update to the Committee on rough sleepers around the Reservoir.




    ·         That the Committee note the report.



London Borough of Barnet - Reservoir Management Plan pdf icon PDF 333 KB

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    Tracy Sawyer, the London Borough of Barnet’s Parks and Open Spaces Officer, introduced the report.


    A review of rough sleepers around the reservoir was presented, which included possible options that may be pursued in order to address this issue.


    The Welsh Harp Tree Management Plan was also presented.




    ·         That the Committee note the report and its appendices.


    ·         That the Committee request Tracy Sawyer to establish who owns the billboards around the Welsh Harp Reservoir and reports back at the next meeting of the Committee.



Any Other Business


    ·         A question was raised by Derrick Cheung as to whether the approved West Hendon regeneration scheme exceeded the recommended density within the London Plan (H/01054/13). This was asked at a previous meeting of the Committee on 15th November 2012, where an affirmative response was given. Thomas Wyld stated that the density of the proposed development (H/01054/13) was 210u/ha, whereas the London Plan recommended a total of 170u/ha. The proposed scheme therefore was in excess of the London Plan recommendation by 23.5%


    -       RESOLVED: That the Committee relevant information to be circulated to the Committee regarding the question previously raised.


    ·         Clarification was sought over the Hendon Partnership Board’s organisational focus and remit.


    -       Derrick Cheung provided clarity to the committee.


    ·         The Committee raised concern in regard to the absence of the Canal and River Trust at recent meetings of the Committee.







Any Other Items that the Chairman Decides are Urgent


    There were none.