Harrow wins Grange Farm cash

Harrow Council have won £10million investment for Grange Farm from a national infrastructure fund that kick-starts housing projects.

Subject to planning permission, that the council will build 68 new council rental properties and 21 properties for shared-ownership purchase on the Grange Farm site in a scheme designed  by Hawkins\Brown. All of them will be affordable, with the properties for rent offered at less than the Mayor’s London Affordable Rent rate.

Cllr Sachin Shah, Leader of Harrow Council, said: “This is what Building a Better Harrow looks like. We’ve discussed it with residents, we’ve designed it with residents and now we’ve won funding for it. The people of Grange Farm will get modern, spacious, high-quality properties, and a fantastic place to call home.”

In place of the estate’s 1960s pre-fabs, the new Grange Farm will offer a choice of flats and houses of up to four bedrooms all with their own private outdoor space. A village green will lie at the estate’s heart, offering opportunities for sport and relaxation. A new community centre will provide a place where neighbours can come together.

The planning application for phase one, together with an outline for the rest of the site, will be considered by Harrow Council’s planning committee before the end of March 2018.

Phases two and three of the Grange Farm development are subject to their own financial settlement and will require further planning applications. Across all three phases, more than 500 new homes are projected to be built on the estate over the next five years.

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