The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved plans by Origin Housing for 186 homes in Wealdstone, which were refused by Harrow Council.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has given the go-ahead to the development, one of the first to be called-in by the new Mayor. The Mayor says the development offers a high-density scheme near a well-connected transport hub in an outer London location. The Palmerston Road development will rise up to 17 storeys, and is three minutes from Harrow & Wealdstone Station.
Plans for Palmerston Road in Wealdstone include 186 homes, of which 41 per cent will be affordable (74 homes). The Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Having carefully considered all the evidence available to me, I am confident (this development) will deliver hundreds of the much-needed, genuinely affordable homes Londoners need”.
“The development at Palmerston Road in Harrow … offers a high level of affordable housing, which is particularly important as we move towards my long-term strategic target of 50 per cent affordable.”
The Mayor says his team processed the applications quickly – both took around two months to reach the Mayor for his final decision – which he says is significantly faster than under the previous mayoralty, where schemes coming before the Mayor took on average three times as long.
Harrow Council had refused the plans for a 17 storey tower in Palmerston Road on the grounds of height.