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Wealdstone police station might become flats and a new cafe

The former police station in Wealdstone could be turned into flats, office space and a cafe if the Harrow Council planning committee give it the green light tomorrow night (Wednesday October 16).

The planning committee will review proposals for the site of the old Wealdstone Police Station and there are plans to build six flats alongside a café it has been reported.

The proposal being considered is for the change of use of the former police station into:

  • 6 flats ( 6 x 1 bedroom)
  • part of the ground/first floor for office space, and a café.

The application is recommended by officers for grant, subject to conditions/completion of a section 106 agreement and will be determined by the Planning Committee tomorrow evening.

Officers have noted that it would be “beneficial to the vibrancy and vitality” of the area. There have been no objections to the plan.

The proposal is for the frontage of the block to the High Street to the left of the central carriageway between the police station and the magistrates court to become a two storey cafe.

It would utilise the magistrates staircase and its entrance from the street as well as utilising the old police station entrance from the High Street itself. These once publicly accessible areas would once again be reused as such.

It is considered that subject to conditions, the proposal would be appropriate and whilst there would be slight harm to the listed building this would be minimal and be outweighed by accommodating the proposed new use which is necessary as the existing use is redundant and would ensure the ongoing conservation of the Listed Building.

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(Source: harrow.gov.uk)