Westfield turned one the other day, its eastern sister is coming along nicely and Christmas shopping is apparently brisk up West. So what we need in London is definitely some more shopping. In fact, we probably need some more shopping right next to that old Brent Cross shopping centre. Handy then that councillors have approved a £5bn plan for a new town centre - the unwieldily named "Brent Cross Cricklewood" including new and surely superfluous shopping for the area. The plan envisions 27,000 new jobs plus homes, 3 new schools and a new bus and railway station to get you to and from the shopping. In short, a whole new suburb over 20 years. Please come up with a better name in the comments.
Last Updated 20 November 2009