Planning – Harrow Council Small Sites Design Code Consultation – Ends 7 February 22.

Harrow Council is consulting on a new draft Small Sites Design Code, which will provide design guidance for future small site development in the borough.
The Government and the Mayor of London have identified the need to increase the development of new homes on small sites (less than 0.25ha), in a bid to meet London’s housing needs. Harrow Council has produced a draft Design Code to provide design direction for small sites in the borough. Planning applications which comply with the guidance in the Small Sites Design Code would be likely to be granted planning consent, so it is important that this document reflects the views of the local community.

The draft Harrow Small Sites Design Code is aimed at planning applicants, designers and developers, to proactively support them in ensuring well-designed, new homes on small plots and for residential extensions (replacing the Harrow Residential Design Guide SPD). The draft Design Code seeks to provide Harrow-specific guidance, taking into account the local character and context, to ensure designs are of a high quality and appropriate for the area.
Once finalised, the Harrow Small Sites Design Code will be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document, to support the housing requirements set out in the Harrow Local Plan, and the London Plan (2021).

The Council is seeking the views, ideas and comments from the public on the draft document. The link to the consultation is here:

The consultation ends on 7th February 2022.

This is your opportunity to have your say on how Pinner develops in the future – do not miss this chance to express your views and aspirations for the place you call home.

New Year Honours.

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Cynthia Wells has been awarded a B.E.M in this New Years Honours List. This is for services to the community in Pinner.

Congratulations and well deserved.

Cynthia as well as being our Honorary Editor of The Villager Magazine since 1997, has been a committee member since 1992 and for many years was the Honorary Secretary of The Pinner Association Committee. From 2001 to 2004 she was Chair of The Pinner Association.

She was one of a team of people instrumental in getting the West House and Heath Robinson Trust off the ground which resulted in the refurbishment of West House and the Heath Robinson Museum becoming a reality. It is only recently that she has stepped down as Chair of the West House and Heath Robinson Trust.

She was a trustee of Pinner House Association for over 16 years and is still a trustee of Beauclere (a sub-charity).

In 2016 she won the Harrow Heroes award for ‘Bringing people together”.

Articles for the Village Magazine – Deadline mid-January 2022

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We are looking for articles/information for our Villager magazine;

  • Could you write about a local activity you do.
    • It could be the local sports club
    • Attending classes in the Village Hall (Flower arranging)
    • Scouts/Guiding groups/Police Cadets
    • A local green space
    • Music band
    • Volunteering
    • Local schools
    • Anything else.

Ideally the article would need to be able 500 words long with pictures.

  • Do you have local events that will be taking place between March 22 & July 22 and would like them included

Please let us know, thank you

Pinner Street Christmas Tree lit by the Mayor of Harrow.

The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Ghazanfar Ali, was at the top of Pinner High Street at 4.45pm on Thursday 25th November to officially turn on the lights of the Pinner street Christmas trees in a small ceremony arranged by Cllr Norman Stevenson (Pinner Ward) to support the new “Visit Pinner” organisation which is aiming to support the independent traders in Pinner.

Photo by David Elliott, “Pinner Local” website.

The Mayor made a short speech in which he praised the community spirit in Pinner and thanked The Pinner Association for organising and sponsoring, with some assistance with the funding from Harrow Council, the festive street lights and street Christmas trees in Bridge Street and the High Street.  He hoped the festive lights and Christmas trees would lift the spirits of all who see them and wished everyone in Pinner a “Happy Christmas”.

Photo by Norman Stevenson, “Visit Pinner”.

The Mayor with Tim Owen, Ruth Boff and Alison Whitehead of The Pinner Association Committee.

Photo by David Elliott, “Pinner Local” website.

The Mayor and Cllr Stevenson with a background of the High Street Festive lights.