Council launches consultation on first news flats at Civic Centre site

Harrow Council is to consult residents on plans to build 42 new homes on the site of a council car park and offices as part of a major redevelopment of the Civic Centre.

The proposals – which are due to be unveiled in full next week – will see flats built on the site of council car park on Milton Road and the Civic 9 building on the corner of Station Road.

A leaflet sent to residents said the site was set for a ‘radical transformation’ that would involve the creation of ’42 high quality affordable homes’ as well as ‘pleasant green space’.

The development is the first phase of a plan to build at least 400 new homes on the  Civic Centre site with the council moving to new offices in Wealdstone.

The council said it would start to discuss plans for the rest of the site – which has been renamed Poets Corner – with the local community next year.

Members of the public will be able to view the Milton Road plans and share their views online from Monday, August 2

The council is also hosting a drop-in consultation event at Milton Road car park – also known as Car Park A – on Thursday, August 12. The event will take place from 3pm to 8pm.

The aim is to submit a formal planning application later this year.