A council-owned site in one of Brent’s most deprived areas will be redeveloped to provide new homes and opportunities for work and education.

Brent Council’s cabinet agreed to the £43 million regeneration proposals in Morland Gardens, Stonebridge.

The council plans to provide 65 new affordable homes, as well as affordable workspace for start-up businesses from the local community.

It also hopes to build a new adult education centre as well as a new café for the area.

Cllr Shama Tatler, responsible for regeneration, property and planning, said: “It’s not just about building houses, but providing facilities for the community now and in the future.

“I fully support these proposals, which highlight the work we are doing beyond Wembley and South Kilburn.”

It was backed by Stonebridge ward councillor, and current Mayor of Brent, Ernest Ezeajughi who praised the “extensive consultation” with those living in the area.

And Errol Donald, from the Morland Gardens Community Steering Group, said the plans had been “warmly received” by residents.

He said: “We are hugely supportive of what is being proposed – particularly the impact it will have on young people and families. Anything that promotes education and employment is a good thing.”

The design is scheduled to be put before the council’s planning committee in April, with work set to commence in September and a completion date pencilled in for July 2022.