There are fears a London park could be damaged by plans for a 360-home housing development.

Environmental campaigners suggested Byron Recreation Ground in Harrow is “under threat”, with the new homes set to be built right on the park’s edge. 

The local Green Party has called on the public to express any concerns they have about the Byron Quarter scheme, which forms part of Harrow Council’s major regeneration plans. 

The 360-home plan would be a mix of town houses and apartments in blocks up to 10 storeys high on the site of a former driving school.

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Developer Wates said around half of the homes put forward will be deemed affordable.

While some have slammed the height of the building, its location and how it could affect local services, others praised the amount of affordable homes on offer.

In a presentation to councillors last week, the Harrow Strategic Development Partnership explained there are plans to maximise access to the park and put more green spaces between the housing blocks.

Harrow’s Conservative opposition leader Cllr Paul Osborn said the scheme was “a lot better” than others he had seen in the borough but urged those behind it to “get it right” when it comes to the impact on the park.

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He said he would prefer to see smaller buildings there but appreciated that the project still needs to be viable. 

He also stressed the need to review the 100 spaces parking offered at the site – but developers pointed out this is still “under discussion”.

The scheme is currently in the early stages of a consultation, with a drop in event scheduled for Wednesday (December 8) from 3pm to 8pm at Harrow Leisure Centre in Christchurch Avenue. 

It is part of the council’s wider regeneration programme, which seeks to provide 1,500 new homes across three sites in a £690 million venture.