PICKWICK WALK PLANNING APPLICATION
On 10 June, Harrow Council’s Planning Committee refused the application for change of use at Pickwick Walk from small units to a retail shop and café. The Hatch End Association made a representation opposing the scheme and our three ward Councillors were in the back bench at the meeting and also opposed the change of use. About 500 residents and businesses had signed a petition against the application too. It went to appeal. But in April 2014 the Planning Committee approved the change of use. The Hatch End Association regrets this decision which will mean the loss of many small businesses to the area.