London mayor approves two schemes rejected by Haringey and Harrow

WCN Editorial Team 14 Mar 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved two residential developments in north-west London after they were rejected by local borough councils.

The 21-storey Hale Wharf tower near Tottenham Hale,led by Muse Developments and the Canal and Riverside Trust and designed by Allies and Morrison, will comprise a total of 505 homes.

At least 35% of the scheme’s homes will be affordable — an increase from the original plans that included only 9% of affordable housing.

The 17-storey Origin Housing scheme on Palmerston Road in Wealdstone has been designed by Moss Architecture and will involve the construction of 186 homes, of which 41% will be affordable.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Having carefully considered all the evidence available to me, I am confident both these high-density developments will deliver hundreds of the much-needed, genuinely affordable homes Londoners need in areas of the capital ripe for further development.

“We’ve worked with the applicant on the Hale Wharf scheme in Haringey to increase the level of affordable housing and ensure the project will not encroach on our precious green belt, as was the case in earlier designs. The development at Palmerston Road in Harrow also offers a high level of affordable housing, which is particularly important as we move towards my long-term strategic target of 50% affordable.”

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