Planning application for car parking spaces in Barn Mead

News / Thu 27th Aug 2020 at 04:44pm

A PLANNING application for the installation of nine car parking spaces, including a disabled parking bay has been put before Harlow Council’s planning committee.

The location is land south Of Barn Mead/Partridge Road in Harlow

The proposal seeks planning permission for the provision of nine parking spaces on the southern portion of the site, one of which would be a disabled parking space. The spaces would be orientated at an angle to the road. Each parking bay would be 2.8m wide by 5.5m dep except for the disabled bay which would be 3.9m in width. The existing tree would be retained, and the application indicates a “no-dig” construction method.

There have been a number of objections

Summary of Representations Received

Five representations were received, including a petition letter signed by 11 local residents. They raised the following concerns:

 The proposed layout does not make use of the site to its full potential. The number of spaces is not sufficient in meeting the local demands.

 The proposed knee rail fence would prevent the current informal parking on the grass area, in turn reducing the parking provision of the local area. This will have a knock-on effect on the existing parking problem in the nearby area

 The grassed area is currently a short-cut. The proposed knee rail fence will require pedestrians to take a longer path and prevent residents at Barn Mead from accessing their gardens from the back

 HGV and white goods vans should be banned from parking in this area

 This might result in Anti-Social Behaviour as the parking spaces could become a
meeting spot

Full details of the application can be found at


The item will be discussed at Harlow Council’s planning committee on Wednesday September 2nd on Harlow Council’s YouTube channel.

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