Harrow Council will be holding a public consultation at Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Harrow, HA5 4EA on:
Wednesday 25 June at 1pm-5.30pm
Thursday 26 June at 1pm-9pm
Friday 27 June at 1pm-8pm
Representatives of the Council will be on had to share the ideas and answer questions on a one-to-one basis. The exhibition will provide an opportunity for residents to find out more about the proposals and to leave written comments to enable the Council to prepare a Master Plan for Pinner Park Farm. The exhibition will be teamed with a website consultation on the Council’s Your Say page on its website where you will be able to view drawings and make comments. This will go live on 25 June.
Harrow Council is considering options for Pinner Park Farm. Its aims are to increase public access to green spaces and to provide sustainable use of the listed building and ancient monument. The main constraints are that the area is Green Belt, is a heritage site with an ancient monument, has listed buildings and is an archaeological priority area. The council has commissioned Bidwells, property consultants, to advise on this matter. Bidwells have suggested two options.
Option one is to provide more public access to a country park with basic facilities, such as car park and toilets, with the area being grassland. The existing farm buildings would be converted into housing to provide revenue to help to fund the project. Buildings that are not protected or used for housing would be demolished. Under this option there would be no new buildings, only conversions.
The second option would be an extension of the first in that the public park would have higher specifications, such as a visitor centre, pathways and tracks, fitness paths, games area and a café. To fund this there would be redevelopment of additional areas. The additional residential housing would be in the existing footprint of the current buildings on the farm. In discussions with Bidwells, option one is unlikely to provide sufficient revenue to cover the costs of the development of the park so that the most likely option would be the second one or some variant of it.