Khan gives green light to two London high-rises

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has given go-ahead to two high-density residential schemes in London.

Khan approved Allies and Morrison’s previously rejected Hale Wharf scheme in Tottenham Hale as well as Moss Architecture’s Palmerston Road develop- ment in Harrow and Wealdstone.

The mayor took over the schemes after local planners rejected them over concerns about height and development on the Green Belt, as well as affordable housing provision, but City Hall planners revised the plans and granted permission.

Khan said:

“I am confident both these high-density developments will deliver hun- dreds of the much-needed, genuinely affordable homes Londoners need in areas of the capital ripe for further development. We’ve worked with the applicant on the Hale Wharf scheme in Haringey to increase the level of affordable housing and ensure the project will not encroach on the Green Belt, as was the case in earlier designs.”

The two schemes offer high-density living: Hale Wharf includes a tower, Origin House, rising up to 21 storeys, and the Palmerston Road development goes up to 17 storeys. Plans for Palmerston Road include 186 homes of which 74 will be affordable (41 per cent), while Hale Wharf will deliver a total of 505 homes, with at least 177 (35 per cent) being affordable.