Land Securities received outline planning permission for the 23-ha former Kodak site in 2012 and is now preparing a fresh application for the huge project to build up to 1,800 homes, a primary school, medical centre, shops and offices.
Persimmon Homes has won a bid to develop the first homes at the site. It has an eight-hectare plot called Harrow View West, where planning permission is in place for more than 300 homes.
A minor material amendment was submitted to Harrow Council in 2014, proposing revisions to elements of this consent. The revised plans sought to move the proposed primary school away from the busiest part of the Kodak factory. As a result the new leisure and community centre will be moved to this space.
A Land Securities spokesperson said the adjustments will ensure timely delivery of the school. The developer held two public information sessions on April 2014 to give people the chance to find out more about the revised plans and put their questions to the project team.
Developer Land Securities estimates the project, which also includes a community centre, student accommodation, and a retirement home, will create up to 1,500 jobs.
The scheme also includes parks and a combined heat and power system for the district, where all homes and businesses will be provided with heating from a single boiler.
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