May 27 2011

South Harrow Carwash site – plans for redevelopment

Rumours are abound right now – and, what better day to try and hide something than a Friday before a Bank Holiday weekend – of a proposed public exhibition of the development plans for the site of the old Petrol Station, and latterly Car Wash, on the junction of Northolt Road and Corbins Lane.  Long-time residents will recall that the Petrol Station closed up shop in 2003, and the site became a car-wash site, only to close in the Summer of 2010.  Since then, it’s been boarded up, pending development. We reported on this back in February 2010.

That time has now come, and Preston Bennett Planning are proposing a public exhibition on Thursday June 2nd – next week! – at St Paul’s Church Hall in Corbins Lane between 4.30pm and 8.00pm.  Local councillors are invited to a ‘sneak preview’ between 3.00pm and 4.00pm. This is, apparently, your chance to view the proposals, and to get a chance to discuss them with representatives of the consultants and architects concerned.

So, what’s being planned? Seems that the developers, Clearview Homes, are being cagey at the moment, advising nothing more than “…a mix of units with associated car and cycle parking and garden area…” and “…a high density residential developments being the most appropriate use for the site.” No indication yet of how big the building will be, how many “flatted units” (their words, not ours) will be contained there, nor how much parking will be available.

A representative from iharrow.com will attend, and we’ll publish an article here in due course.  Nobody likes change, and it is, of course, too early to start clamouring on what the scheme will entail, so let’s wait what the proposals are.

That date again? Thursday June 2nd at St Paul’s Church Hall between 4.30pm and 8.00pm.

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