LB Harrow last night approved the CP Holdings development on greenbelt land at Wood Farm.
The proposal involves building homes on three acres of the 72 acres former pig farm, while remediating the remainder (presently used as landfill) for return to the Council as a public amenity.
The homes will be on the highest part of the farm – a ridge with views across London – which has ensured the opposition of local residents, and kept as a hot potato sonething could have been seen as a practical way to get an unsightly mess turned back into a public benefit as a large area of green space open to the public.
Councillor David Ashton, leader of Harrow Council, said this was the only realistic way to clean up the farm. He told the Harrow Times: “I’m pleased the application went through. I think it will be a great asset and I think the expansion of the public space will be an asset.”
The proposals were given the go ahead at a meeting on October 2. The Stanmore Society, who opposed the application, are considering taking the council to judicial review.
See previous lookwest coverage of this development.