The Pinner Association (PA) and a number of residents have voiced a variety of objections they have against plans to remodel flats and add 35 apartments to a busy Pinner street.
Carlburne Holdings Limited submitted a planning application to the Harrow Council which proposes redevelopment of 21b and 29-35 Bridge Street, Pinner.
The company wants to convert the current ‘poor quality accommodation’ into purpose-built residential accommodation; remodelling the existing flats and extending the building to fit in a further 35 new apartments.
While the PA has no issue with the concept of demolishing and improving aspects of the Pinner street, it believes the plan itself is flawed in a number of ways.
The association said: “The Pinner Association does not object to development that adds to the local environment and the enjoyment and amenity of current and future residents, however from our review of this planning application it is clear that this proposal will not meet those criteria.”
Among the more urgent issues raised by the PA and other residents is the proposed size of the new site – the rear of the site would be six storeys high.
The PA said this would “be detrimental to the street scene in Bridge Street and would also have a detrimental impact on the neighbouring buildings.”
David Khan, the managing director of the company which owns nearby property, Avante House, said: “We strongly object to this proposal as it represents gross over-development and an unnecessary burden on the existing infrastructure. It represents excessive intensification of Pinner Village.”
Among other issues raised was vehicle access in the area, with the PA saying the privately owned service road near the rear of the complex would experience a large increase in traffic, having a negative effect on the surface of the road “is already in a very poor condition.”
To view the application and comments, search P/0311/19 in the application section on www.harrow.gov.uk
Picture courtesy of Tom Bishop