Rectory Lane planning application submitted
TM Architects have submitted a planning application on behalf of Harrow Churches Housing Association for two adjoining sites on Rectory Lane in Stanmore. The proposals comprise 57 extra-care apartments for older people, with communal facilities for residents’ use, along with support services to enable independent living. In addition, 2 non-extra-care flats are being provided, fully adapted for younger wheelchair users. The proposed development wraps around a central south-facing communal garden, with views into the mature wooded landscape beyond. The design references almshouse and cloister typologies, and the detail reinterprets local traditional brick buildings with steeply pitched roofs in a contemporary idiom.