A review of upcoming regeneration schemes on council-owned land in Harrow has resulted in redesigned plans for Byron Quarter, Peel Road, and Poets Corner.
The new proposals include a more streamlined Town Hall situated at Greenhill Way carpark, a new site that could retain car parking, with the potential to consider other opportunities including leisure, residential and commercial uses, Harrow Council have said.
The next stages of the estate’s regeneration will now come under the wing of the Harrow Strategic Development Partnership (HSDP), with residents involved in plans which include 89 new homes being built by the council at Grange Farm for renters and shared ownership.
Commenting on the new proposals emerging Councillor Marilyn Ashton, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regeneration at Harrow Council, said: “We have all worked hard to redesign these sites drastically to provide the kind of quality, attractive housing that families want to see. We’ve looked to keep the tallest buildings only where they already exist, and a much more streamlined and cost-effective Town Hall which will still be a flagship, with rooms for hire.
“We still have many hurdles to cross around financial viability, build costs and permissions before any spade goes near the ground but these plans make me excited for Harrow’s future.”
The Harrow Council Cabinet will be asked to consider the Business Plan reports for Byron Quarter and Peel Road in January 2023 and Poets Corner shortly thereafter. It is expected that a report on the approach to the Town Hall and Greenhill Way site will also be available in early 2023 with final cost plan details on Milton Road available for the December Cabinet.
The plans will all have to go through the planning process, and Harrow residents will get to have their say when the schemes go out for consultation next year.