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Feb 05 2011

The Matrix Public House – Planning Application

Cast your mind back to August 2008, and you’ll recall the fire at the Matrix Public House at the junction of Alexandra Avenue and Eastcote Lane in South Harrow.  Over the last two and a half years, the place has remained derelict, with no indication of what the future plans for it were.  Until now.

A planning application has been made by a Mrs Serra Hofstetter of Hayes Development Estate for the “Construction of a three-storey (plus accommodation in roof space)  building to provide an 85-bedroom care home; landscaping and parking at rear.”
The ground floor of the proposed building is predominately dining rooms and lounges, with provision for a hairdressers; the remaining two floors are bedrooms.  The landscaping appears, from the plan, to by a small courtyard type garden with smoking shelter, 17 car-parking spaces, and a small cycle storage area.

The full plan can be found here, and entering P/3506/10 into the Application Search box.

It would certainly be nice to end the uncertainty over the land, and I think many will agree that a care home with, presumably, a number of jobs created as a result, would be good for the area.  And at least, it’s unlikely to create the noise and disturbance that surrounded the Matrix and the Tithe Barn in their days!

Comments (objections or otherwise) should be made to Harrow Council under reference P/3506/10 by February 15, 2011.

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