The developer, who was refused planning permission to build on 265 The Ridgway last year, has lost an appeal to overturn the Council’s refusal and force through planning permission for several tower blocks on the site.
In July 2021, the Council’s Planning Committee voted to refuse an application to build multiple blocks of flats on 265 The Ridgeway.
The developer chose to appeal this decision and the appeal hearing took place last month. Cllr Marilyn Ashton (Deputy Leader of Harrow Council), Cllr Chris Baxter (North Harrow Ward) and Cllr Janet Mote (North Harrow Ward) all spoke at the hearing in support of the Council’s decision to refuse the development.
When planning permission was refused last year, Cllr Marilyn Ashton proposed extra reasons to the grounds for refusal which were adopted by the Council. It was these extra reasons which were key to ensuring that the developers attempted appeal failed.
Earlier this year, it was also Cllr Ashton who succeeded in making Harrow Council refuse TfL’s application to build tower blocks on Canons Park Station car park. TfL appealed this decision but the grounds for refusal Cllr Ashton wrote were upheld by the Inspectorate on every count.
Harrow’s Conservative Council is delivering on its election promise to protect Harrow’s leafy suburban character from inappropriate tall and dense development.