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New development in town centre sees the majority of homes sold to foreign investors. 

An analysis carried out by Gareth Thomas MP, has found that 90% of homes from the Harrow Square development have been sold to foreign investors, with prices ranging from £304.500 for a studio apartment to £644,000. 

Harrow West MP Gareth Thomas said: 

"We don't need expensive flats that will be left empty by foreign investors, we need properly affordable homes for Harrow residents.

"I've already pushed in Parliament for local residents to get first priority for new homes, and will continue to fight for the homes we need."

"Over the last few years, many more Harrow residents have been to my advice surgery to talk about the difficulties they've experienced in finding an affordable home in the area they've always lived in.

"So it really sticks in the craw to find that new properties being built in central Harrow are being marketed in Hong Kong before local residents get a chance."

Mr Thomas further adds that Councils powers to deliver affordable homes has been weakened in recent years, along with the scrapping of the target that 50% of homes in any new development had to be 'affordable'.

 

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