TfL announces Catalyst as preferred bidder for LB Harrow station sites


TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TFL) HAS ANNOUNCED CATALYST HOUSING AS ITS PREFERRED BIDDER TO CREATE 450 AFFORDABLE HOMES AT CAR PARK SITES IN HARROW.

Housing association Catalyst has started detailed designs and will have a public consultation before a planning application is issued in 2019/20 for development of the three car parks, at underground stations including Rayners Lane, Stanmore and Canons Park.

As well as the affordable homes there will be new trees and enhanced pedestrian and cycling connections, and TfL plans to keep commuter car parking at the sites.

TfL will also work with Harrow Council to improve step-free access at Stanmore station.

Ian McDermott, chief executive of Catalyst, said: “All three of these schemes will provide 100% genuinely affordable housing for Londoners, and we are really looking forward to working with TfL and Harrow Council to create these new, vibrant communities.”

Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at TfL, said: “This is another important milestone in our programme across the capital that is delivering thousands of new affordable homes, creating thousands of new jobs and generating vital revenue to reinvest in the transport network.”

Councillor Keith Ferry, deputy leader of Harrow Council, said: “Our community is crying out for affordable homes for Harrow people – so we are delighted to welcome TfL’s plans to build a better Harrow. Our borough was born out of the need for new homes for hardworking people near railway links – and we are pleased to see that tradition continue today.”

TfL’s housing programme will deliver more than 10,000 homes across London, with the aim to create new jobs and encourage economic growth.

Source: 3Fox International

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