Brentford Community Council (BCC) is an independent organisation established in 1989 with start-up support from Hounslow Borough Council. Since 1999 we have been financially independent, funded by donations from organisations and individuals across the community.
Our mission is to represent the general interests of the area with any person or agency providing services or undertaking activities affecting the local environment and well-being of people living in the area, specifically related to local planning applications and planning issues. We are non-party political. The group is open to anyone who would like to get actively involved in the BCC or would like to bring an issue to our attention.
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Developers in Hounslow can avoid their responsibility to build affordable housing by using a legal loophole to say they won't make enough money. What's worse is that the maths they use to work out their profit is kept secret. Even councillors don't see it. So developers can play all sorts of tricks to wriggle out of their duty.
But Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, is calling on every council in London to make developers publicly publish their plans. That means that the public and campaign groups can put them under the microscope. Islington, Greenwich and Lambeth councils have already taken action, but Hounslow haven't yet.