Initial plans for hundreds of new homes alongside student facilities and retail space near a hospital will be discussed by councillors on Monday (March 29).

Brent Council’s planning committee will review proposals for a major redevelopment scheme on land next to Northwick Park Hospital.

The Northwick Park Partnership – made up of Brent Council, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, the University of Westminster, and Network Homes – is seeking outline planning permission for up to 1,600 new homes at the site.

If approved, this would be complemented by new student accommodation, as well as teaching and sporting facilities, commercial space, and a replacement nursery across 19 buildings in total.

The request for outline permission means further details would have to be brought back in any case, while councillors have already given the green light to the first phase of the wider development – the £10 million access road.

According to a report prepared for the planning committee, there have been several objections relating to the loss of green space, existing housing, and biodiversity associated with the application.

There are also concerns around the scale of the proposed development, the impact it will have on traffic and parking, and the nuisance brought on by construction.

However, council officers believe these issues have been addressed as part of the development and recommended the committee approve the plans.

They argued any loss of existing facilities will be replaced by those that form part of the project, while there would be a “very limited amount of harm” on the surrounding area.

The report also described the design of the development as “coherent and legible” and would be “appropriate within the surrounding context”, while the impact on local traffic has been deemed “acceptable”.

Members of the public can view the proceedings of the meeting at 4pm on the Brent Council website.