Cricklewood tower scheme opposed by Labour

A scheme for a new tower block on Cricklewood Lane has received criticism from Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore, and Childs Hill Councillor Anne Clarke.

The development at 1-13 Cricklewood Lane encompasses the current Walk-In clinic, Lucky 7 pub and Co-op store, and will be replaced by a development which includes a 15-storey tower block. In total, 187 flats will be in the development, with just 9 affordable flats.

Mr Dismore said:

‘This scheme represents a serious problem for Cricklewood and is a continuation of the overdevelopment of Cricklewood. The Council has no real plan for Cricklewood, and they don’t really care either. The lack of affordable homes is completely unacceptable, as is the loss of community facilities. I am especially concerned about the future of the Walk-In Clinic, which is a vital asset in a community of high transience.’

Cllr Clarke said:

‘This development misses a rare opportunity to complete the central junction of Cricklewood with a nice building. A 15 storey tower block will completely blight the low rise high street and town centre we currently enjoy. A block this tall would set a precedent for future nearby sites which may come up for sale.

Barnet Council has recently approved a Waste Transfer Site and an Aggregate Superhub for Cricklewood while failing to make any exit plans for Donoghue. What we were told would be a regeneration turns out to be a heavy industry and development free-for-all.’



  • Andrew Dismore is the Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden
  • Cllr Anne Clarke is a Cricklewood resident and Labour Councillor for Childs Hill ward.
  • A copy of Mr Dismore’s 1-13 Cricklewood Lane Planning objection Nov 18 can be found here.