Invitation to see plans for Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

News / Wed 27th Jun 2018 at 04:23am

HARLOW Council, Epping Forest District Council and East Herts Council will be hosting events throughout July to unveil the first look of the vision for the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town.

The Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Vision sets out the commitment from all involved councils, including Hertfordshire and Essex County Councils, to deliver a high-quality Garden Town with a strong sense of community, a mix of housing in villages and neighbourhoods to suit all budgets and a wide range of facilities and jobs for new and existing residents.

To give everyone an opportunity to provide their input and feedback before it is finalised, events are being held in Harlow, Epping and Gilston to welcome as many people as possible

The events:

Harlow Civic Centre, Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex CM20 1WG

Monday 2 July – Friday 6 July and Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July, 9am- 4.45pm there will be a static exhibition at Harlow Civic Centre

Monday 9 July, 4pm- 8pm, there will be a drop in event with project team members on hand to answer any questions.
Epping Forest Civic Office, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ

Monday 2 July- Friday 6 July and Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July, 9am- 5pm there will be a static exhibition at the Epping Forest Council Civic Offices

Thursday 5 July, 4pm-8pm there will be a drop in event with project team members on hand to answer any questions.
Gilston and Eastwick Village Hall, Gilston, Herts CM20 2RB

Thursday 12 July, 4pm- 8pm there will be a drop in event with project team members on hand to answer any questions.

Claire Hamilton, Director, Harlow and Gilston Garden Town said:

“We are really excited to share our Vision for the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town with you. This Vision demonstrates our commitment to deliver a successful Garden Town with existing and new communities at its heart.

We do hope you can join us at one of these events to share with us your thoughts on this Vision. This is your opportunity to start shaping the future of the Garden Town.”

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4 Comments for Invitation to see plans for Harlow and Gilston Garden Town:

2018-06-28 09:02:42

So harlow will not have anybody on hand to answer questions despite the fact that it will be sandwiched between the 2 new sites with a road from Latton cutting through the town,could this be because they do not care about Harlow residents or they realise the apathy that pervades this town with it's im all right jack attitude, the transport infrastructure in Harlow is creaking now and will collapse once this project is built.

2018-06-28 21:02:37

I think in the main you are right Jarrett, but it is not the case of apathy, rather than the Council's involved doing as little as possible to let residents know what is going on in respect of housing developments in and around Harlow. What is planned involves a busway linking Latton Priory via Fern Hill Lane in the South to Gilston in the North, dissecting the town in half by crossing through the green wedge, designed as part of the Harlow Master Plan in the 1940's. If Harlow Council really cared about consulting and involving Harlow residents it would have organised it's own neighbourhood public meetings across the town and ensured that representatives were on hand at the Harlow exhibition. As for calling it the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town, it is not in Harlow or indeed Essex and will do nothing for the residents of Harlow other than cause even more congestion on our roads and more strain on public services.

2018-06-30 14:35:28

Tenpin, As far as i am aware the alliance party in the town are the only group who have been trying to get this in the public domain, yes i know the plans are available but unless people see them and read the detail they are none the wiser, perhaps when the people affected by the so called busway see it being built they may take notice then.

2018-07-02 16:18:15

Jarrett Yes, we are the only Party trying to bring the massive house building proposal to peoples notice. You will note that unless you are on some form of social media and or get the Harlow Star you will not be aware of this exhibition, which we also note is only open during council office hours. with no-one in attendance. In Epping however (where it affects no-one), it is open longer and is staffed! If the time to widen the road along Edinburgh Way is anything to go by, they need to start work on the road from the Gilston roundabout to the one at the town station next week if they are to finish before any new homes are completed. Our objection letter and petition with over 300 signatures to save our green spaces on Harlow Council's Local Plan is being taken to the Council later this week

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