Deadline looming to have your say on thousands of homes on Harlow’s border

News / Mon 22nd Jan 2018 at 04:43pm

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THE DEADLINE to have your say on (potentially) thousands of homes on Harlow’s border is looming.

The Epping Forest District Local Plan could see major housing plans in areas such as Latton Priory and Water Lane to name just two.


For some the plans showcase a gleaming vision for the London Stansted Cambridge corridor area which may unlock thousands of jobs.

For others it may be a change in the whole fabric of an area and have massive consequences for Harlow residents.

Harlow has it’s own Local Plan that comes before the Labour-run Cabinet on Thursday night.

There are many references to Harlow in the plan.

For example:

“The spatial strategy therefore provides for new homes around Harlow recognising its strategic role from an economic perspective and the need to support job creation as a result of the relocation of Public Health England and the establishment of an Enterprise Zone. Such an approach also contributes to creating sufficient new housing that will support the provision of strategic infrastructure (particularly for transport), opportunities for the relocation of Princess Alexandra Hospital, and providing choice in terms of new homes. The growth identified in and around Harlow has provided the right conditions for creating sustainable communities as evidenced through the recent designation of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town”.

New Homes: 2011-2033
East Hertfordshire District Council ~18,000
Epping Forest District Council ~11,400
Harlow District Council ~9,200
Uttlesford District Council~12,500

Proposed sites in and around Harlow

Latton Priory: 1,050
Water Lane: 2,100
East of Harlow: 750

Gilston: 3.050
East of Harlow: 2,600

In addition Harlow District will deliver ~ 6,600 units on sites not included in the strategic sites assessment.

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