Land Sec and Harrow agree to Kodak talks

Land Securities and Harrow Council have agreed to discuss the future of the Kodak Site in Wealdstone with a view to agreeing a viable plan for its development.

The land, formerly the site of parts of the Kodak factory, has stood empty for some time. Land Securities was preparing plans in 2008, but the recession appeared to put those plans on hold, with Land Securities having said in 2009 that there would be no new starts in London until 2012.

There have been various reports over the last couple of years as to potential uses of the site, with a move for ColArt recently mooted, a waste disposal plant and an open air market. But this new agreement between developer and Council is a first real step towards a consultation at the end of this year.

Councillor Bill Stephenson, leader of the council, told the Harrow Times: This is great news and a clear statement of intent from the council and the developer to get on with delivering a regeneration project that benefits the whole of Harrow. The Kodak site has a key role to play in the redevelopment of the heart of our borough, delivering much needed jobs and facilities for the whole community.

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