An “underutilised” car park that brought in around £24,000 a year will be sold off for a one-off payment to support Harrow Council’s budget.

Its cabinet approved a report assessing the future of Vaughan Road car park, in Harrow town centre.

The report outlined the intention to sell the land, with planning permission to build on it, to a developer.

Cllr Adam Swersky, responsible for finance at Harrow Council, said: “This is an important asset and it can help balance our budget.”

He explained that the car park is currently underused, and this presented an opportunity to boost the council’s coffers.

The council previously granted planning permission for a housing development of 33 units but “following recent changes in the construction and property markets” chose not to develop it.

It explained that if new proposals for the site are put forward, it will seek to secure the on-street parking and area improvements associated with the initial scheme.