UP-DATE ON NEW PETITION BY NORTHWOOD’S VOICE
An NVL update on a few points concerning Northwood’s Petition, and Northwood’s fight against the proposed TfL development scheme for the heart of Northwood situated in a significant part of Northwood’s town centre Conservation Area. The TfL scheme was presented to Northwood residents in March 2019. Subsequently, TfL have announced a delay to their scheme (a planning Application may now be brought forward in the Autumn/Winter of 2019).
The Northwood’s Voice Petition
NVL’s petition against the proposed TfL development for the centre of Northwood was launched in March 2019 after two TfL presentations to our community in March 2019.
In summary TfL have presented a total redevelopment scheme to build some 250 flats (in 5,6 and 7 storey tower blocks) on part of Green Lane, Northwood Station Car Park and along Station Approach (adjacent to Northwood Station). Very limited car parking will be provided (we understand no more than 8 disabled spaces for commuters) and the 200 displaced cars currently using the car park will be left to fend for themselves, perhaps with many of them to be parked around the main and back roads of Northwood adding to traffic congestion and hazards, and probably to increased pollution levels. TfL have proposed a bus service, car sharing and a cycle hub to carry Northwood residents to the Station.
The existing shops and flats along Green Lane (from Taylor Made to the Station) are to be demolished including all those down Station Approach. All of this architecture lies within the Town Centre Conservation Area and in many people’s view is worthy of being preserved.
In January 2019 NVL plus local shopkeepers and residents met with Deputy London Mayor Heidi Alexander (also Deputy Chair of TfL) to try to avert the impending TfL scheme and to present alternative sympathetic ideas for development of Station Approach, but to no avail thus far.
The NVL Petition states:- “A PETITION AGAINST THE TFL PROPOSED TOTAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONSERVATION AREA OF GREEN LANE and STATION APPROACH”.
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION. HELP TO SAVE OUR SHOPS, THEIR LIVELIHOODS AND OUR HERITAGE.”
As of 28th June 2019 the NVL Petition, placed in many local shops, has attracted 3,502 signatures – more than the previous Petition of late 2015 (3,094) opposed to the 2015/2016 TfL plans. The new petition represents a significant part of the Northwood population.
There is still time to add your signature if you haven’t done so already.
Please do let your voice be heard.
1st July 2019