Category Archive: planning

Oct 25 2014

Another Offices-to-flats Conversion: South Harrow

Bovis House, the well-known landmark office building on the Northolt Road in South Harrow appeared in the council’s planning portal recently. According to the documents submitted (application P/3976/14), the developer wants to convert the offices to 101 self-contained flats, spread across four floors. The plans show everything from odd-shaped studio flats, through to accessible flats. …

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Aug 27 2013

Jeremy Says: The Hive Swarming over our Streets

Guest article by Jeremy Zeid, Chairman of UKIP Harrow: What a mess regarding Barnet FC’s “The Hive”, in Taunton Way, where slowly, aided by incompetent councillors and serially useless planning officers, it is becoming by stealth, a full-blown stadium with all the attendant problems, crowds and congestion. The original idea was for a “training ground” with a …

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Jul 25 2013

Lowlands Park Revamp – Plans Approved by Harrow Council

Major revamp of public spaces to boost culture and economic growth in Harrow Harrow’s Town Centre is another step closer to a transformation that will see its open spaces brought alive with culture, art and economic opportunities, after plans were approved to redevelop Lowlands Recreation Ground. Work will now begin on revamping Lowlands into an …

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Jun 22 2013

Vaughan School Expansion: Before and After

Guest post by 4Democracy in response to the recent announcement that Vaughan School has secured permission for expansion: The council has listened to its experts who have ‘modelled’ the effects of drainage and flood, this really doesn’t mean much. If there is truly no risk of flood then why are they putting sensors in the …

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Jun 20 2013

Vaughan School Expansion Gets Go-Ahead

In a closely-run vote last night, Harrow Council approved the expansion plans for Vaughan Primary School. The plans, as we’ve posted before, affect a number of local residents who live adjacent to the school grounds, and fears had been raised about car parking, flooding and a whole host of other issues which we’ve touched on …

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Jun 13 2013

Council’s Childrens’ Services Encourages Petition re: Vaughan School

Followers of the Vaughan School expansion will probably be aware that the planning application has been deferred, unanimously, by Harrow’s Planning Committee. That’s fair enough – they obviously weren’t entirely happy with the application (from the Council’s Childrens’ Services department). However, the Childrens’ Services department has now, it seems, asked Vaughan School to start a …

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Jun 13 2013

Harrow Councillors “Out of Touch” About Educating Children

How to win friends and influence people. Indeed, when a school Headteacher makes such as sweeping statement, you’d have to wonder what’s behind it. Documents obtained by under the Freedom of Information Act show a confidential email  from Andy Griffin, Headteacher of Vaughan School – the school seeking planning approval for a huge expansion – …

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Jun 09 2013

Vaughan School Planning Application – Council Website Crashes Again

Earlier this week notices were served to residents and individuals who had previously commented on this application advising them that the deferred planning application was being heard again at the next Planning Committee meeting on the 19th June. They were invited to leave comments. However…on attempting to do so today we got this response, below. It …

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May 29 2013

Broadfields Planning Application Withdrawn

A statement from Harrow’s Conservative group announces the withdrawal of the Broadfields Caravan and Camping Site planning application: Two Conservative Headstone North councillors have welcomed the withdrawal of an application to build a caravan and camping site at Broadfields, Headstone Lane. Plans submitted for consideration by Harrow Council’s Planning Committee would have seen the building of a 75-pitch …

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Apr 25 2013

Vaughan School Expansion – An Open Letter

Barely had we published the article about the Vaughan School Expansion, that this open letter arrived via email. We’ve edited it to remove identifying details. [ redacted] Dorchester Avenue North Harrow Middlesex HA2  I have been handed a copy of your letter to parents dated 24th April in which you are seeking their assistance in raising …

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