Plans to turn offices into a 34-room shared house will be discussed by Harrow Council’s planning committee at its first virtual meeting next week.

On Wednesday (May 20), it will assess proposals at Trinity House, in Station Road, Harrow, which would also see two storeys added to the building – bringing it to five in total – to support more housing in the area.

Developers want to transform a floor of offices at the site into a house of multiple occupancy to provide 21 rooms.

There are plans for a further 13 rooms on an additional floor, as well as new amenity space for residents.

Harrow Council officers recommend the application is approved on the basis it will provide more residential units in a town centre location.

An application in Headstone Road, which seeks to add three floors to a four-storey building to create six new flats, will also be discussed.

This will increase the height of the building by more than seven metres and would provide three one-bed and three two-bed flats.

One letter of objection was sent to the council, but officers have recommended the committee grant permission to support the borough’s housing stock.

There are also plans for a self-storage facility in High Street, Edgware, to be expanded to take over a site currently occupied VIP Lounge – a banqueting suite and wedding venue.

Despite some concerns around the new business being in operation 24 hours a day, officers believe they have been addressed.

Members of the press and public will be able to ‘attend’ the meeting at 6pm through the council’s website via Microsoft Teams – either through an app or an internet browser.

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