MP Nick Hurd writes to Harrow Borough Council over plans for Pinner Park Farm

Nick Hurd MP

Nick Hurd MP

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An MP has written to Harrow Borough Council over proposals for new homes and a country park on a farm.

Representative for Pinner, Nick Hurd has written to the council on behalf of those who have raised concerns about the plans for Pinner Park Farm.

Last month the council announced a consultation on proposals for the site, which include the redevelopment of historic farm buildings for housing and the creation of a new country park.

Neither of the options proposed so far would include farming on the site.

In the letter the MP said: “This site is highly valued by residents. It is also clear that a number of different views are percolating. Some are passionately in favour of the status quo.

“Some believe that the buildings and land could and should be better looked after by a new tenant.

“What does seem to unite people is a sense that the current consultation process is too fast and too limited in scope.”

He added: “It is a very emotive piece of land and a decision that may have significant long term consequences for the sense of place by residents.”

The consultation for the site has now ended despite the efforts of a petition calling for it to be extended and more options put on the table.

In a separate crusade, the Friends of Pinner Park Farm have been campaigning to save the working farm on the site.

Harrow Council, which owns the 230 acre site, says it aims to provide greater public access to green belt land in the specific part of the borough.

It says any plans would have to be self funding in order to work so not to cost authority any money.

As the consultation has now finished the council says it will draw up a master plan based on public feedback, and hold a second consultation based on the revised proposals later this year.

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10:30pm Thu 24 Jul 14

morning_porridge says...

It's not too late to sign the petition. If it gets 2,000 signatures it will be discussed by Full Council.

Sign the petition here:
http://www.moreoptio
ns.org.uk/
It's not too late to sign the petition. If it gets 2,000 signatures it will be discussed by Full Council. Sign the petition here: http://www.moreoptio ns.org.uk/ morning_porridge
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