Carter Jonas achieves planning consent at Eastman Village in the London Borough of Harrow
Date of Article
Oct 04 2021
Sector
Planning & Development

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Carter Jonas has secured planning consent on behalf of Harrow View LLP (a joint venture between Barratt London and the Hyde Group) for a landmark mixed-use development in Harrow. Planning permission was awarded by the London Borough of Harrow in July and approved by the London Mayor on 13 August 2021.

The site is part of the £1.75bn Eastman Village regeneration scheme which will provide approximately 2,000 homes in addition to restaurants, cafés, shops, offices and three acres of landscaped parkland and gardens. Harrow & Wealdstone station is just a 10-minute walk away, offering underground services via the Bakerloo Line to London Paddington in less than half an hour, and London Overground trains to Euston taking just 32 minutes. 

The newly consented scheme comprises two plots, Plots B1 and C1, which will deliver 474 homes. Five are studio flats, 191 are one-bedroom, 237 two-bedroom, 40 three-bedroom and one is a four-bedroom home. The consent also includes 620 sq m of community space and 456 sq m of retail.

A variety of tenures will support the needs of the local community, with 40% of the new homes being affordable. The two plots will be linked by, and will benefit from, an extensive Green Link which includes a series of public spaces and play areas. 

The 2.1 ha (five acre) site, which until 2016 was occupied by a Kodak factory, lies within the Harrow & Wealdstone Opportunity Area and the Heart of Harrow Housing Zone. The site was previously given planning consent for 350 homes, but it was felt that this further planning application used its strategically important location to its full potential. 

Alister Henderson, Partner at Carter Jonas in London commented: ‘We are extremely pleased to have worked with Harrow View LLP and Pollard Thomas Edwards to have increased the capacity for much-needed housing on this important site. Eastman Village plays an important role in meeting local housing need and does so within a very attractive and popular setting.’

Alastair Butcher, Head of Development at Barratt London said: “The Eastman Village regeneration scheme at Harrow is transforming this part of North West London into a thriving new neighbourhood with a wealth of community facilities and excellent public transport links. It offers a gateway to the whole of the city, providing homes that are excellent value, with great potential as an investment as well as being a superb place to live and work.”

Guy Slocombe, Chief Investment Officer at the Hyde Group added: “Eastman Village is a prime example of what can be achieved through working in partnership to help solve the housing crisis in London. The range of tenures available at Eastman Village means that there really is something for everyone. I am immensely proud of the team involved in developing this scheme and I know that we are going to create a thriving new community here that many people will be proud to call home.”

In achieving planning success, Carter Jonas worked alongside architects Pollard Thomas Edwards.