A SECLUDED - and largely forgotten - walled retreat that has seen better days could be given a new lease of life.
Bernays Gardens, at the corner of Old Church Lane and Church Road in Stanmore, is being given a makeover and hopefully a new second entrance opposite St John's Church in Old Church Lane if recent plans submitted by the Stanmore Society's chairman John Williams are approved by landowners Harrow Council.
A planning appeal is to be heard about Harrow Council's refusal of November 8 to grant planning permission for the change of use of the first and second floors of Woodfield House in Honeypot Lane from warehouse and office to a banqueting hall.
Appellant Mr Pindoria has requested the appeal be dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate by written representations and argues the conversion would bring back an vacant and surplus office building into use.
The conversion of the first, second and third floors of Kingsgate House in The Broadway from offices to 19 self-contained flats was been approved by Harrow Council's planning committee on Wednesday.
Applicant Jasper Homes' retrospective application proposes a third floor extension, external alterations, including installation of windows, rooflights and solar panels, a new entrance, refuse and cycle storage at ground floor, minor alterations to external parking and landscaping and additional offsite parking area for 12 spaces at the rear of the event properties between 14 to 30 The Broadway.
EDGWARE: Harness Harrow Practice in South Parade in Mollison Way has submitted plans to extend its GPs surgery into neighbouring offices formerly used by a double glazing firm and as a cab office in order to provide additional consulting rooms, larger waiting areas and more staff accommodation.
COUNCILLORS will allow an Indian restaurant and bar lounge to stay open longer at the weekends despite neighbours' objections.
Customers can remain in Krazzy 4, in Whitchurch Parade, Whitchurch Lane, Edgware, until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights.
Councillors are recommended to approve plans to alter the layout, siting, footprint and design of seven detached houses to be built as part of a new luxury housing estate by Banner Homes on the former RAF Bentley Priory site in The Common.
Harrow Council's planning committee is due to consider the application tomorrow, having been told in a report by planning officer Nicholas Ray 'the amendments proposed would not be detrimental the openness of the site or the special interest of the listed building and historic park'.
AN ARCHITECT said he "could not think of a less suitable site" for housing than a Tube station car park that has suddenly been touted for redevelopment.
Transport for London (TfL) wants to earmark the open air site besides Canons Park station in Donnefield Avenue, Edgware - which is run by NCP and offers 156 spaces and two disabled bays - for new flats.
EDGWARE: A part three and part four-storey block of nine flats could be built on a triangular-shaped car park plot behind 9 Methuen Close that once served neighbouring Spring Villa Business Park.
Applicant Boldhurst Properties lodged plans with Harrow Council for the development comprising one one-bed, seven two-bed and one three-bed apartments, communal garden and 14 parking spaces.
Readers are invited to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, September 28, from 11.30am to 12.45pm in the Charles Lack Lecture Theatre in the Sir Herbert Seddon Teaching Centre at the hospital in Brockley Hill,
THE final Let's Talk roadshow - where Harrow Council sets up a fake garden to invite passers-by to chat about their concerns with councillors and council officers - takes place tomorrow between 12noon and 4pm in outside Sainsbury's in The Broadway with council leader Bill Stephenson in attendance.