Planning permission given for dozens of flats in the Market Square

News / Sat 4th Jul 2020 at 03:12pm

PLANNING permission for thirty-three new flats at the back of the Market Square in Harlow was granted by the Harlow Council planning committee on Wednesday night.

The application was for the demolition of existing garages and A1 unit, erection of an eight storey residential block of 33 flats with replacement A1 unit at ground floor and creation of a communal roof garden at 1st floor connecting to Market House.

Councillors who spoke praised the application. Cllr Mike Garnett said: “This is one developer that has listened to us”.

The applicants agent noted that of 115 responses sent out, there was only one objection.

To view the agenda item click below. It runs from just after 43 minute mark,


The proposed development would demolish the existing garages and A1 unit with an 8 storey block of 33 flats with the following housing mix:

1 studio
19, 1 bed flats.
11, 2 bed flats
2, 3 bed flats.

The proposal includes 30% affordable housing (shared ownership).

The five ground floor units would include rear gardens and balconies would be provided to the remaining units. The proposal also includes a communal garden area at first floor which would be connected to Market House.

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