Plans to redevelop Stanmore Station car park into 280 affordable homes deliver exactly what the capital desperately needs, say TfL.
The proposal will see 146 of the 446 current parking spaces turned into homes which will work towards the shift to more sustainable modes of transport.
TfL has also confirmed the long-awaited news that a passenger lift is in their plans to be installed as well as step-free access. Residents were told planning permission for the flats is expected to be submitted in January.
Adele Tobe-Freeman, who attended a consultation evening, said: “There was lots of people there and no one was happy about it. I did email our local councillors who are also against the plans.
“We were told planning permission will be submitted in January and one of the conditions of having a property there is not to have a car.
“There will 120 flats, not extra amenities and they think here will be 60 spaces left for station users in the car park. They were very silent when I asked whether the car park would still be in use whilst the building was going on.
“It won’t be because they are going to have to put their materials in the 60 remaining spaces.”
Director of commercial development at TfL, Graeme Craig said: “As well as providing much-needed new homes for local people, our plans include providing improved step-free access by installing a passenger lift at Stanmore Tube station and new retail space, as well as improving the public realm around the stations.
“The development proposals retain some parking, though we are also encouraging a shift to more sustainable modes of transport, including through enhanced cycling facilities.
“We have started to engage with the local community and stakeholders as we develop our proposals for our sites in Stanmore, Canons Park and Rayners Lane and look forward to hearing their feedback.
“These sites offer us a fantastic opportunity to deliver the homes that the capital desperately need, while also generating significant revenue to reinvest into the transport network.”
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