The planning committee decision to allow a Paddy Power betting shop at the Edition development in Colindale will be set aside and the application re-heard, following concerns about the lawfulness of the decision.
Labour Colindale councillors had written to Barnet Council's Chief Legal Advisor setting out their concerns that the decision may be unlawful because one Conservative member who attended and voted for the application on the 25 October was not present at the original meeting.
That councillor had not therefore heard the full application, representations and debate.
Barnet Council's Chief Executive has written to councillors saying that:
Around 150 residents objected to the betting shop application.
There is already a Paddy Power betting shop a few minutes walk away from the Edition on the A5.
Labour Colindale Councillor, Nagus Narenthira, said:
“I am glad that the Chief Executive has made this ruling, and that the application will be re-heard. Residents must have confidence in the process."
- A link to the 25 October Planning Committee agenda and reports can be found here: http://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=703&MId=9166&Ver=4
- For more from Barnet Labour on this issue see: http://www.barnetlabour.org.uk/colindale_councillors_join_protest_to_stop_betting_shop_at_edition_nw9
To contact the Barnet Labour Group: 020 8359 2568