The long awaited planning application for Waxwell Lane Car Park in Pinner was submitted before Christmas.
If passed, the scheme would see the car park redeveloped to 14 three bedroom houses and six four bedroom houses. The plans also indicate that there will be 20 parking spaces for the residents of the new houses but there will be no public parking on site.
Pinner councillors on Harrow Borough Council managed to secure 32 days for public comment rather than the usual 21 meaning that the deadline for villagers to have their say is January 21.
In a piece discussing the application on their website, the Pinner Association urged all those interested in the future of Pinner to make sure they had a say.
As PINNER NEWS went to press, a number of locals had commented on the application on Harrow Council’s website.
A resident of Waxwell Lane said there were a number of reasons why he was objecting to the proposal.
He explained: “Due to the number of storeys proposed, all residents living in numbers 4-14 Waxwell Lane will lose all sense of privacy to the rear of the properties which will be overlooked. This style of development is not in keeping with the areas surroundings and particularly with its proximity to the existing Conservation area. “
The man said he was also concerned about the level of parking in the area and said because allocated street bays are often taken up, he has to park on Love Lane which is over a five minute walk away.
He added: “If we were to lose the public carpark, the natural instinct for people is to park on the road nearest to where they are visiting or they won’t visit that part of Pinner all together. This would be especially detrimental to local shops and businesses.”