Harrow Conservatives have urged the Mayor of London to rethink his housing plan, suggesting that residents need more than “numbers on a spreadsheet”.

It comes after Navin Shah, London Assembly member for Harrow and Brent, praised the news that 315 affordable homes were delivered in the borough last year.

He said it was evidence that Sadiq Khan was acting on his promises and called on the Government to provide more funding to help address the housing situation.

“It is hugely positive to see that the mayor has put the wheels in motion to deliver hundreds of desperately needed affordable homes in our borough,” he said.

“For too long, local people have been left to grapple with a growing housing crisis in Harrow.

“However, this announcement shows that City Hall is demonstrating the level of ambition needed to help the thousands of Londoners stuck on housing waiting lists and in the limbo of temporary accommodation.”

But the Conservative Group in Harrow said the overall strategy will have a detrimental effect on the region.

Cllr Stephen Greek, the group’s housing lead, said Mr Khan’s London Plan encourages developers to replace family homes with small flats.

This, he explained, leads to fewer gardens and green spaces, as well as inadequate parking.

“We are very concerned about the impact of the mayor’s policies in Harrow,” he said.

“We need new homes that meet Harrow’s needs, not just numbers on a spreadsheet.”