The London Borough of Harrow (Harrow Council) is holding its first drop-in session for the public consultation for the enhancement of Harrow Town Centre tomorrow, Saturday, November 11.
Scheduled between now and December 10, the consultation aims to gather feedback on proposed changes that seek to modify the town centre into a more connected, cleaner, and safer space.
Residents are encouraged to attend drop-in sessions at Greenhill Library on:
- Saturday, November 11, from 10am to 2pm
- Tuesday, November 14, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Detailed plans are available for review at www.talk.harrow.gov.uk/enhancingharrowtowncentre. The proposals aim to support the local economy, improve walking and cycling infrastructure, and enhance public transport connectivity.
Speaking about the enhancements, Councillor Norman Stevenson, Portfolio Holder for Business, Employment and Property said: “I’m delighted that we have persuaded DLUHC to use this money where it will have the most impact for our residents.
“Improving the pedestrian route from Harrow on the Hill station through to the town centre will be vital to improving our economy, in particular the evening economy when many people return to the borough.
“We also know that our retail kiosks in St Ann’s Road desperately need replacing to attract and retain our traders.
“I am particularly excited to see the meanwhile use development at Greenhill Way Car Park which will allow us to test the market, introduce affordable commercial workspace and change the perception of the area, attract people, and increase footfall in the area, which has declined following the closure of Debenhams/Landmark. These are exciting times for the revitalisation of our borough.”
Feedback from the public will influence the final design, with construction anticipated to commence in Spring 2024. The huge £8.2m project will utilise money from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund and from the borough’s Community Infrastructure Levy scheme.
The goal is to upgrade Greenhill Way, Kymberley Road, Clarendon Road, College Road, the Pinner Road and Greenhill Way pedestrian underpass, and Station Road.
Find out more and take the survey here.