Plans for almost 120 new homes across three seven-storey blocks on a London Underground station car park will be debated by Harrow Council tomorrow (Wednesday, January 20).

Its planning committee will assess the merits of proposals put forward by Transport for London (TfL), in collaboration with housing association Catalyst, to build on Canons Park Station car park.

The scheme was set to be discussed at a meeting last month but was deferred on the advice of Cllr Marilyn Ashton to allow committee members to carry out a site visit.

TfL hopes to provide 118 affordable flats at the site, which it sees as an appropriate location to help tackle Harrow’s housing needs.

However, the plans have been met with strong opposition from many of those living near the station who have expressed concerns about the proposed development’s impact on the surrounding area.

As well as criticising the scale and design of the proposed buildings, opponents argue that cutting 100 car parking spaces and introducing hundreds of new residents will put a strain on local infrastructure.

Others pointed out the negative impact it would have on the views of the Grade II listed 18th century landscape as seen from Canons Park.

TfL insists it has worked extensively with the council and the community to produce an acceptable planning application – a view shared by planning officers who recommend the planning committee approves the scheme.

It is one of three projects in Harrow set to be judged by the council, with similar plans put forward for the car parks at Stanmore and Rayners Lane Stations.

As well as the Canons Park development, the planning committee will review proposals at the land south of Anmer Lodge, in Stanmore, for a six-storey building housing office space and nine new flats.

According to a Harrow Council report, 43 objections to the plans have been received, as well as a petition with 47 signatories.

Objectors have expressed concerns around the density of the development and the impact it will have on neighbouring amenities, traffic, and parking.

The partial redevelopment of Northolt Road Retail Park, which could see Sports Direct, Dunelm and Home Sense replaced by 191 flats in three buildings up to six storeys, will also be discussed.

Again, there have been several objections lodged around the potential loss of parking and an increase in traffic if the scheme is approved.

However, the plans have been met with a number of supportive comments, which point out the positive impact of new homes and improved open space in the area.