Brent Council have welcomed plans for a Crossrail link to Wembley and Old Oak Common which emerged from a Local Plan consultation.

The plans call for a Crossrail link to the West Coast mainline that will provide connections to Wembley and Old Oak Common stations.

There is currently a regeneration scheme ongoing at Old Oak Common and Park Royal, with development of the area set to boost the UK economy by an estimated £7million a year, creating 25,000 new homes and 65,000 new jobs.

Councillor Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, has said that he wants to make sure the people of Brent, especially Willesden and Harlesden, benefit from the project.

He said: "Wembley is one of the London Mayor's Housing Zones, it has been identified as an area of high potential for growth and is home to the national stadium.

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"We welcome the reference in the plan to a Crossrail to West Coast Mainline link providing connections to Wembley with the central London economy expanding outwards, we believe a Crossrail link between Old Oak Common and Wembley would make perfect sense, and help accelerate regeneration of the area.

"We look forward to more specific details in the revised Local Plan consultation document, due out later this year.

"Brent Council fully supports the regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal because of the fantastic transport connections and large amount of new homes and jobs that will be created."

He added: "There's no denying that the scale of transformation is huge, that's why we need to make sure, from the very outset, that the regeneration will help improve the lives of local people in Brent, especially around Harlesden and Willesden.

"Our main priority is always to secure the maximum benefit for our residents. We want to see as much affordable housing provided as possible and also ensure the very best outcome for Willesden Junction and Harlesden High Street."

Crossrail recently started upgrade works across west London , including station upgrades at three west London locations.