Harefield Road fills up

It looks like the first of our predictions for 2010 is coming to pass. We foretold that the last of the three new units on Harefield Road would at last find an occupant, after years of lying vacant. A small property, its potential uses are limited, and it's more likely to become an office than a shop.

We believed that, given the great setting, the upswing in the economy and the arrival of the ELL, it was only a matter of time before someone swooped, even given the constraints.

Now, estate agents John Payne say that the property is under offer and The Orchard and The Shop on the Hill could soon have new neighbours.