Planning applications on garden land

Harrow's adopted Core Strategy contains a presumption against garden land development. Policy CS1 B states that:

"Proposals that would harm suburban areas and garden development will be resisted..."

Therefore, whilst developing in gardens is resisted by the Council, it also recognises that redevelopment and certain infill developments can be acceptable.

The garden land supplementary planning document (SPD) has been developed to guide applicants in making successful applications for the redevelopment of houses on sites with gardens. It provides further guidance on the development of infill sites.

View the Garden Land SPD

SPDs are non-statutory documents which 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 provide material considerations when assessing planning applications.

Request a copy

You can purchase a professionally bound copy of the SPD for £10 including postage and packaging. To request a copy please contact us using the contact information below.

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