OPINION remains divided over where future major developments should be in Harrow.

Harrow Council has been consulting on the Core Strategy, asking residents whether they would prefer development to be focused in Harrow Town Centre, Wealdstone, Rayners Lane and South Harrow, or spread out across the borough.

The council received 147 responses to the seven-week consultation, and an early assessment from officers said: “There does not appear to be a clear preference for either growth options.”

The results of the consultation will now be looked at in depth and a full report is due to be presented to councillors at a meeting on Monday, September 22.

The Core Strategy could have major ramifications for some areas of the borough.

If the first option is chosen, major redevelopment of the town centre would continue and even be added to, while areas in Wealdstone, South Harrow and Rayners Lane would be heavily regenerated.

The second option could mean major building projects would have a good chance of being given planning permission in places like Pinner and Stanmore.

The strategy could also impact on high profile new buildings, such as a new central police station and a new civic centre.

The council has said the current site of the civic centre, in Station Road, is likely to be redeveloped during the next five years.

But plans have not yet been drawn up and would have to be in line with the aims of the new Core Strategy when it has been finalised.