Proposals to demolish and rebuild an entire housing estate moved a step closer with councillors backing a housebuilding scheme.

The Homes for Harrow scheme, which includes the regeneration of Grange Farm Estate, was given the go ahead by Harrow Borough Council’s cabinet this evening.

Officers will now start drawing up more detailed proposals for the work, including plans for the temporary rehousing of tenants and possible purchasing of additional land.

The plans mean eventually replacement of 240 ageing homes with 430 new properties.

At the meeting, cabinet member for housing Cllr Glen Hearnden said: “This report marks a very exciting time for this administration and the council.

“We have sold half our housing stock over the last ten years through help to buy. This programme means after two decades this council can once again start building homes for the people of Harrow.”