The Grange Farm estate in South Harrow is tucked away between Northolt Road and Shaftesbury Avenue. The estate has 282 properties mainly made up of Resiform flats which are a unique type of building involving use of fibreglass panels for external walls.
These flats are expensive to maintain and difficult to keep warm. Working closely with local residents and a specialist design team, the Housing and Regeneration department has obtained planning consent to regenerate the estate and replace all of the properties with 574 new houses and apartments of mixed sizes.
You can view the planning application online referencing the reference number: P/3524/16
The numbers involved on the Grange Farm Estate regeneration are below. These may change as part of the redesign work on later phases:
- Site area 4.1 HA
- 282 existing flats and bungalows to be demolished
- 574 new homes built (1952 bed paces)
- 216 new homes for social rent
- 25 new homes for shared ownership
- 333 new homes for sale
- 260 parking spaces
- 1 new community centre
There will also be generous secure cycle spaces, high quality landscaping, improved pedestrian access to Northolt Road, and a new pedestrian link to adjacent retail park.
The timetable to deliver the new estate
Planning permission was granted in March 2019, with detailed consent for Phase 1 (89 homes) and outline consent for Phases 2 and 3 (485 homes).
Following a competitive tender which involved residents in the selection process, the Council entered into contract with Higgins in November 2019 to deliver the first 89 homes, comprising 68 Social Rented homes and 21 for Shared Ownership. Following the pre-commencement survey and planning work, main demolition commences in July 2020 with construction of the new homes starting thereafter.
These homes should be ready for occupation in 2022.
The indicative timeframe for delivery of the rest of the regeneration is as follows, but this may change not least because of the impact of Covid-19. The following programme is highly indicative and will be updated in due course.
- December 2021 : decision on development partner for Phases 2 & 3
- June 2023 : Detailed planning for phases 2 & 3
- May 2024 : demolition in preparation for Phase 2
- July 2025 : Phase 2 homes available
- March 2025 : Phase 3 works commence
- May 2027 : Phase 3 homes available
- Initial demolition notice Jan 2015
- Ground 10A notification letter June 2017
- Section 10A notification June 2017
If you would like more information on the Grange Farm Estate regeneration project, please contact the Regeneration Manager or Regeneration Officer via the contact details at the bottom of the page.
In order to deliver the regeneration and associated benefits to Grange Farm residents, the Council needs to secure all land interests within the planning site boundary. To this end, it is currently in negotiation with property/land owners including leaseholders on the estate to acquire those interests.
However, should this not be possible, the Council is preparing a Compulsory Purchase Order CPO) to ensure that the delivery of the regeneration plans is secured. Preparatory work for this is underway and the formal application for the CPO to be made in July 2020, following the issue of statutory notices which will include how to access more detail, including supporting documentation.
Grange Farm Estate
If you would like more information on the Grange Farm Estate regeneration project, please contact the Regeneration Manager or Regeneration Officer.Address: Harrow Council
PO Box 65