Jan 14 2012

Have Your Say on a Better Future for Harrow

Harrow Council’s proposed vision for the future of Harrow Town Centre, Wealdstone and Station Road has gone out for consultation this week.

Alongside a blog with information and space for comments on the Council website, ten drop in sessions are being staged across the borough over the next six weeks where people can find out more, talk to planning officers and voice their opinions on this major planning policy.

The Council has drawn up a draft masterplan for the area following workshops with residents, businesses, developers and community groups throughout the last year.

Once completed, the masterplan is expected to shape the planning and related investment decisions in the area. It could see millions of pounds of new investment by private enterprise, the Council and partners over the next decade, creating 3,000 new jobs alongside new homes and infrastructure.

Cllr Keith Ferry, portfolio holder for planning and economic development on Harrow Council, said:

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help create a clear future vision for this important area right in the heart of Harrow.

“This is about protecting what is great about the area while putting in place the planning guidelines that manage future development and exploit it for the good of everyone in Harrow.

“The masterplan aims to steer new development and act as a means by which future decisions about transport, shopping, leisure and employment uses can be made – alongside enabling the improvement of streets, parks and open spaces to meet the needs of both existing and new residents and businesses.

“I have been encouraged by the interest and comments that we have already received through this process so far. Over the next six weeks, I hope that people will take the time to review this latest document and let us know what they think about our aspirations for Harrow and particular proposals for sites across the area that we have identified.”

Find out more or have your say online at www.harrow.gov.uk/heartofharrow.

Source: Harrow Council

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