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BRENT LBC LEADER VOWS TO MAKE LIFE HELL FOR WEMBLEY DRIVERS

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Paul Daisley, leader of Brent LBC, has vowed to improve the ...
Paul Daisley, leader of Brent LBC, has vowed to improve the

quality of life for local people by making life hell for visitors to the new Wembley Stadium who choose to travel there by car. Following last night's unanimous decision, by the council's planning sub-committee, to grant planning permission for the stadium, cllr Daisley made it clear that the surrounding area will be a no-go area for unauthorised stadium event traffic.

Mr Daisley said:

'This is a truly historic night for the people of Brent and the whole nation. We now have a wonderful opportunity to build a new Wembley which will include one of the finest sports and entertainments venues in the world and a world class setting, with an excellent road, rail and tube network to serve it.

'One of our main priorities will be to minimise the negative impact the new stadium will have on local people, which is why we will be doing all we can to encourage visitors to travel by public transport. We will be working closely with the stadium developers and local public transport operators to ensure that the facilities serving the new stadium are second to none and allow visitors to get here and leave safely, and in comfort. At the same time we will take

whatever steps are necessary to deter people from coming by car. The message will be, if you're coming to an event at Wembley leave the car at home or risk having it towed away.'

The council is expecting to receive a planning application from London

Underground for a new state of the art Wembley Park Station within the next few weeks and are in discussions with Railtack about steps that can be taken to upgrade both Wembley Central and Wembley Stadium stations.

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