Postcodes: HA0, HA1, HA2, HA3, HA4, HA5, HA6, HA7, HA8
The London Borough of Harrow, formerly known as the Middlesex Municipal borough of Harrow was largely rural up until the 19th century. However with the introduction of the railway there was much building and development commercially and residentially. Harrow, as it is now known, became a London Borough in 1965. Recent major developments in the borough include the regeneration of Harrow High Street, finished in early 2014.
Get Planning and Architecture has overseen a number of successful projects in the London borough of Harrow. Our team of experts have worked on a wide range of projects here, and are familiar with the Local Planning Authority.
Harrow Planning & Conservation Areas
Conservation areas are sites of historical or architectural importance. Building and redevelopment can be a more complex process due to more planning regulations and constraints applying within such areas. However our highly trained staff have the expertise to address more challenging planning and design issues. We achieve the aims of our clients both on an aesthetic and functional level whilst adhering to regulations set out by the local planning authority.
Harrow conservation areas:
Brookshill Drive & Grimsdyke Estate, Pinner Hill Estate, Canons Park Estate, Pinnerwood Farm, East End Farm, Pinnerwood Park Estate, Eastcote Village, Rayners Lane, Edgware High Street, Roxborough Park & The Grove, Harrow on the Hill Village, Roxeth Hill, Harrow Park, South Hill Avenue, Harrow School, Stanmore Hill, Kerry Avenue, Sudbury Hill, Little Common, Tookes Green, Moss Lane, Waxwell Close, Mount Park Estate, Waxwell Lane, Old Church Lane, West drive, Pinner High Street, West Towers
Planning in Harrow
The population of Harrow is approximately 239,100 and there are 84,300 households. Interestingly, household size in Harrow on average is 2.81. Nationally it ranks in the top four local authorities for largest household size. With a shortage of housing it is not surprising that those with bigger families are opting for extensions and, with over thirty years’ experience, Get Planning and Architecture is highly skilled in all aspects of architecture including extensions and property development.
Main areas include: Belmont, Canons, Edgware, Harrow Weald, Kenton East, Kenton West, Queensbury, Stanmore Park, Wealdstone, Greenhill, Harrow on the Hill, Headstone North, Headstone South, Marlborough, Rayners Lane, Roxbourne, Roxeth, West Harrow, Hatch End, Pinner and Pinner South.
Harrow Planning Applications & Appeals
There are, on average, 75 planning applications submitted to the local planning authority in Harrow each week and around 4 appeals where planning permission has been refused. Planning permission can be refused for a number of reasons especially when planning building or re-development work in listed buildings or on a conservation site.
Planning permission has been granted for a controversial mixed-use development on the Palmerston Road in Wealdstone, Harrow.
Taking shape on the edge of Wealdstone Town centre it will consist of 5 buildings between 1 and 17 storeys high. Origin Housing, a registered social landlord, put together the planning application with plans drawn up by Moss Architects.
Initially Harrow’s planning authority refused permission stating a 17 storey tower would be too tall for the area. However Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, ‘called in’ the application. After alterations were made, including an increase in the amount of affordable housing, planning approval was given.
The area was designated a ‘housing zone’. A ‘housing zone’ is an area of brownfield land considered to be in a suitable location for new housing. Its close proximity to Harrow and Wealdstone station was another deciding factor.
Out of a total of 186 new homes 41 percent (74 houses) are classed as affordable. With the current shortage of housing in London, the project is part of a £175m regeneration scheme in the borough which will eventually see a total of 475 new homes built. Business and community units will also be available. The commercial space will target new enterprises and start-up businesses.
Mayor Sadiq Khan stated “Having carefully considered all the evidence available to me, I am confident (this development) will deliver hundreds of the much-needed, genuinely affordable homes Londoners need”.
Harrow Contact Information
Harrow – Local Planning Authority
London Borough of Harrow
Harrow HA1 2XY
For more information, visit www.harrow.gov.uk