An £11 million new housing and regeneration scheme has been approved by Harrow Council.

A total of 64 new homes for housing association, Notting Hill Housing, has been unanimously approved by Harrow Council’s planning committee.

The £11 million regeneration scheme will aim to address the transitional character of its location and provide significant improvements to the immediate environment.

The new homes, which will include one, two and three-bedroom flats, will be built adjacent to Harrow Recreation Ground near the town centre.

Of the 64 new homes, six are to be allocated to wheelchair users, with six associated parking spaces.

The design will create a ribbon of development along its Pinner Road front and incorporate dual-aspect dwellings, but developers said the building steps in height in response to its context.

This ribbon is broken by a new amenity space which opens up views through to the Harrow Recreation Ground.

The park-side building also has dual-aspect and steps down in relation to the residential nature of its setting.

The scheme, being built for Notting Hill Housing Group, has been designed by architecture firm Stockwool.

Gavin Redfern, partner at Stockwool, said his team were working within strict parameters for the development in relation to noise, how much the new homes overlook others in the area and to make sure each flat gets enough daylight.

He said: “We are delighted that the scheme has been so positively received by the council.

"This is a difficult urban site with constraints in relation to noise, overlooking and daylight.

"We sought a design solution which addresses these constraints – but more than that – creates great places to live, with views over the recreation ground and excellent access to the amenities of central Harrow."

Construction of the new homes is expected to start in Spring this year.