THE HARLOW Local Development Plan is on the agenda at a meeting of the ruling Labour Cabinet at Harlow Council on Thursday night.
It is arguably one of the most important documents in Harlow in seventy years and maps out the future for Harlow for the 21st century.
In 1847 this area was a series of hamlets, ties, villages and greens.
In 1947 a vision for a post-war New Town was laid down.
By 2047, this area could be more accurately be described as the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor.
An area rich in jobs, an area rich in opportunities.
If you think it is a long boring document then sorry but hit say be the road map for your children and your grandchildren’s future.
This reporter has three grandchildren in this town and wants them to see this document as an opportunity for a lifetime.
But we are not simply going to wave this through. We are a newspaper and will scrutinise and ask the relevant questions.
It is time for all the with vision to step forward. We happen to think that the leader of the council, cllr Jon Clempner has that vision.
His task is to ensure he has a team around him, both members and officers, who share the same vision, commitment and possess the same amount of energy to take Harlow forward.
This is a town with blue riband developments such as Public Health England, Harlow Enterprise Zone, Junction 7A and many visionaries/movers and shakers who are forging the town in to a major place for the 21st century.
We are only a young on-line newspaper, not yet five years old. We also (in whatever form) want to be part of Harlow’s future in the 21st century.
There will be a number of articles on the plan over the next week (as well as the rest fo the century).
Th meeting is on Thursday December 7th at 7.30pm in the Harlow Council Offices.
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