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May 01 2014

Demolition work starts on Harrow’s disused garages

harrow_council_logoDemolition work starts on Harrow’s disused garages

Dozens of council-owned garages which have become a magnet for anti-social behaviour are being demolished – and residents will get their say on what should replace them. Nearly 90 garages in Augustine Road, Hatch End, were knocked down at the end of March, following reports of problems with rough sleeping, flytipping and arson. The garages, the majority of which are no longer used, are among hundreds across the borough that we are either tidying up to re-let or demolishing to make better use of the space.

The council held a consultation event for people who lived nearby and around 40 gave their views on its future, with the majority in favour of the plans to demolish. We are now drawing up a formal list of options for the site and will consult residents again on their preferred plan.

We are currently assessing around 500 disused garages across the borough to see whether they can be restored or replaced. Recently refurbished garages will soon be available for rent in Cowen Avenue, Overbrook Walk and Wood Close. Some sites will be earmarked for new housing as part of an innovative scheme to meet the growing demand for homes.

Source: Harrow Council

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  1. sonoo malkani

    Good to hear this is happening and that there are plans to earmark sites for new housing which we need so desperately in our borough.

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