Hundreds of affordable homes are set to be developed around Transport for London (TfL) car parks in Harrow.

The transport body will work with housing association Catalyst to build 450 affordable new homes around three car parks in the borough.

These cars parks are by Canons Park, Rayners Lane and Stanmore Underground stations.

Graeme Craig, the director of commercial development at TfL, said: “We’re delighted to have appointed Catalyst as our partner and look forward to working with them to deliver hundreds of affordable homes at these prime locations next to Tube stations.

“This is another important milestone in our programme across the capital that is delivering thousands of new affordable homes, creating thousands of new jobs and generating vital revenue to reinvest in the transport network.”

TfL said it plans to retain parking for commuters at the three sites and said it will work to improve the step-free access at Stanmore station.

The plans also involve planting more trees and creating more cycle paths in Harrow.

Cllr Keith Ferry, the deputy leader of Harrow Council, welcomed the plans.

Cllr Ferry said: “Our community is crying out for affordable homes for Harrow people – so we are delighted to welcome TfL’s plans to build a better Harrow.

“Our borough was born out of the need for new homes for hardworking people near railway links – and we are pleased to see that tradition continue today.”