Kind Construction (528-532 High Rd) have made a ‘change of use’ application (no 2008/0693) to convert the rear part of their first floor from storage into office space. There are some concerns over whether the new offices will result in loss of privacy for some residents in Malvern Road (and the plans are not clear as to whether replacement windows will be put in). Also the new office space is for 23 additional staff, whereas there will only be an additional 5 parking spaces on-site.
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Dr Samuel (108-110 Harrow Rd) has applied to extend the GP surgery with a front extension for pharmacy, rear extensions for additional consulting rooms and a new second floor to provide offices, meeting room and kitchen. This application is slightly away from FARA’s “patch” but may be of interest as this is the doctor’s surgery used by many local residents.
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