A car park could be transformed into a new public square with a series of street food stalls and a covered seating area.

Harrow Council’s planning committee will hear proposals for a scheme in St John’s Road car park on Wednesday (September 25).

It is part of the council’s economic development strategy and seeks to provide new community facilities for Harrow town centre.

There are plans to change the existing car park into a public square with five single-storey food ‘kiosks’ with scope for additional temporary stalls where appropriate.

The proposed opening hours for the square are 8am to 10pm seven days-a-week including bank holidays.

There are also plans for an ‘art display window’ as part of the scheme, as well as nearby storage facilities and benches in the square.

A report by planning officers stated: “The site would provide a high-quality designed public space for the community to utilise and provide well designed food kiosks to assist activating this public space.”

It added the scheme will create new jobs in the area and pointed out that parking spaces lost in St John’s have been re-distributed across the town centre.

The council consulted with neighbouring properties and has not received any objections to the scheme.