Tall Buildings (Building Heights) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The London Borough of Harrow has adopted the Tall Buildings (Building Heights) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This SPD provides guidance to ensure sensitive development and densification of suburban areas, and focuses on developments proposing additional height. The SPD  will assist in ensuring that development proposals are of a high-quality design, and will also outline the suitability and sensitivity of contextually high buildings and tall buildings across Harrow’s suburban areas.

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) are used to provide further details on the implementation of Local Development Documents.

SPDs are non-statutory documents. They are not subject to an independent examination and do not have Development Plan status. However, they are subject to a thorough process of public consultation. This is in accordance with the council's Statement of Community Involvement and must also be consistent with national and regional planning policies.

While SPDs are not statutory documents, they are material considerations when assessing planning applications.

Request a copy

You can purchase a professionally bound copy of the Supplementary Planning Documents for £10 including postage and packaging. To request a copy, please contact us using the details at the end of the page.

Planning policy

For information about planning policy matters and advice on the Harrow self-build register.

Address: Harrow Council
Planning policy
PO Box 1358

Telephone: 020 8736 6082