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Grange Farm estate to be redeveloped

by Debbie Ashford Fri 28 October 2016, 12:40 pm

A planning application for a 100 million redevelopment of Grange Farm housing estate in South Harrow has been submitted.

Harrow Council’s proposed development would provide housing in 19 new buildings, varying between two and 11 storeys in height. It will replace the 282 homes currently on site with 549 units, divided into market and affordable rented housing.

Plans, designed by architect HawkinsBrown, include a community centre of 1,023sq m and a hierarchy of open spaces, both public and private.

The existing blocks were built in the 1960s as temporary housing to address a shortage in the area.

More than 100 residents contributed their views at a community meeting held earlier in the year and a steering group of 16 will continue to help shape the project.

The site will include 261 residential car parking spaces, 954 long-stay and 12 short-stay cycle spaces. There will also be an on-site energy centre, which will utilise combined heat and power technology for residents and the wider South Harrow area. 

The project is planned to take place in two phases over four years, with the first delivering 246 units (95 allocated as affordable and 150 for market sale). Phase two is seeking outline planning consent for up to 303 units, including 162 for open market sale.

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