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Harrow Road Place Plan

The Harrow Road is a priority area for change and improvement for Westminster City Council. As part of plans for a fairer borough the Council will be driving forward the work of the Harrow Road Place Plan.

This means promoting a safer neighbourhood with more community use and delivering projects that protect and strengthen the high street, making it greener and cleaner with an economy that works for local people.

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The Harrow Road Place Plan has been developed by WCC alongside residents and stakeholders to establish a vision for improvements across the area. It identifies economic, physical, and social projects aimed at delivering lasting improvement.

The work is underpinned by three years of engagement ranging from local consultation events, resident working groups, targeted stakeholder sessions and school and youth workshops.



The Place Plan is underpinned by four clear objectives that any future projects must respond to.

Revitalise the high street:

We will improve Harrow Road High Street through offering residents and visitors a variety of places to shop and enjoy, along with a focus on community offerings that empowers the local economy. 

Improve the landscape:

Climate action is hard wired into our decision-making so that we will meet our net zero carbon emission target by 2040. To help achieve this, we will create more green spaces to help tackle the climate crisis and for residents to have green sanctuary in the midst of busy city life. We also want to better connect Harrow Road High Street to the Grand Union Canal to improve residents enjoyment of our waterways. 

Increase connectivity:

By making it easier for people to walk, cycle and use public transport to and from Harrow Road High Street. We want to unlock new public connections to the canal to improve access and wellbeing. We will also widen pavements to increase accessibility, so Harrow Road High Street is truly welcoming to all.

Enhance community assets:

By protecting and strengthening existing local community assets We want to build upon the local culture and identity, so Harrow Road High Street’s community continues to have a stewardship role.


The Place Plan’s four objectives are:

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Improve the High Street's variety and community offer

Make it safe, attractive, and welcoming for all

Provide an economy that works for local people

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Making the neighbourhood greener and cleaner

Better connect it to the Grand-Union Canal

Place the climate emergency at the centre of projects

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Protect and strengthen existing community assets

Build upon local culture and identity

Encourage and enable community stewardship

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Provide healthy streets that are safe, attractive and welcoming

Make it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport

Unlock new public connections on future development sites

You can read more about the place plan using the link below.



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