Waxwell Lane was an underutilised council carpark which the council has sought to optimise to deliver 20 new homes, these consist of 16 homes for private sale, two shared ownership and two for affordable rent. The scheme includes 14 three-bedroom houses and six four-bedroom houses these include two specially designed wheelchair accessible homes. The main project objective was to respond to the local conservation area context and to increase the housing provision locally by creating a well-designed neighbourhood with community living and well-being at its heart.
Completion date: March 22
Development value: £9m
Harrow Council have allocated a number of sites into a programme of works including small infill sites and larger regeneration sites. The Building Council Homes for Londoners programme (BCHfL) have already completed 106 new homes with another 105 now on site. These sites provide opportunities including for local small or medium sized developers to deliver carbon neutral new developments using modern methods of construction where possible. The next phase of the programme will deliver a further 430 homes including our new Milton Road development.
Development value: £31m
Planning status: Feasibility Stages
Harrow’s Borough Plan provides a clear vision of our future. It focuses on Harrow as a diverse high-achieving place where everyone can feel at home: caring for each other and our environment. Our aspirations encapsulate our sense of community, including: everyone looks after each other, neighbourliness and cohesiveness, sense of belonging, caring for people and the area, and resilience. We have developed clear Principles to underpin that vision, they are:
Population projections 2021 252,651
Population projections 2050 295,959
London plan new homes (ten-year target) 8,020
Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) 618
Kirstan Shiels, Interim Director of Regeneration Programme
“As we look to recover from the challenges of the past two years, the Harrow Strategic Development Partnership, with our new partner Wates Residential, gives us a unique and once in a lifetime opportunity to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of our residents and boost the local economy. Our ambitious plans will deliver affordable homes, create local jobs, new schools and Council HQ, and re-energise Wealdstone town centre. We’re delighted to work with those who have already invested in Harrow. To those looking who are looking for exciting new opportunities please cand work with us to help ‘Build a Better Harrow’ for all of our residents and businesses.”
Cllr Graham Henson, Leader of Harrow