Harrow Council is consulting on a new draft Design Code, which will provide design guidance for future small site development in the borough.
The Government and the Mayor of London have identified the need to increase the development of new homes on small sites (less than 0.25ha), in a bid to meet London’s housing needs.
Harrow Council, with funding from the GLA Homebuilding Capacity Fund, has produced a draft Design Code, in accordance with the current guidance, to provide design direction for small sites in the borough.
The Council is seeking views, ideas and comments from the public, to help shape the draft document.
The document will be aimed at residents, planning applicants, designers and developers, to proactively support them in ensuring well-designed, new homes on small plots. The draft Design Code provides Harrow-specific guidance, taking into account the local character and context, to ensure designs are of a high quality and appropriate for the area.
Once finalised, the draft Design Code will be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document, to support the housing requirements set out in the Harrow Local Plan, and the London Plan (2021).
Consultation on the draft Design Code takes place from 17 December 2021 to 7 February 2022. Harrow residents and businesses are encouraged to take part at www.harrow.gov.uk/smallsites
Feedback can be submitted using the consultation questionnaire as well as the following methods:
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post to: Planning Policy Team, Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2UY
- In-person: via online engagement events, see www.harrow.gov.uk/smallsites
Any representations must be submitted before midnight 7 Feb 2022.