Brent Council intends to spend £10 million on an access road as part of a redevelopment scheme near Northwick Park Hospital.

Its cabinet approved an agreement between the council, the London Northwest NHS Health Authority, the University of Westminster and Network Homes to build this key road for the Northwick Park regeneration project.

Cllr Shama Tatler, who is responsible for regeneration, property and planning at Brent Council, explained this is an essential move as it will allow it to “bring the development forward”.

The council expects the £10 million cost estimate to be covered by a grant from the Housing Infrastructure Fund – if it surpasses this, the first £1 million would be split between the other partners, with Brent picking up the next £500,000 if necessary.

It will contribute towards the wider scheme in the area, which seeks to provide more affordable homes alongside improved green spaces and employment opportunities.

Cllr Margaret McLennan, deputy leader of Brent Council, echoed the calls to complete things “as soon as possible” as it will “totally transform the area”.

The scheme covers land previously owned by NHS and was acquired as a one public estate project, a government programme which encourages the sale of public land.

According to a report presented to the council’s cabinet, the council hopes to begin its road construction procurement by the end of 2020.