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Harlow Council to discuss using compulsory purchase powers as part of regeneration programme

News / Fri 9th Oct 2020 at 08:36am

HARLOW Council is set to discuss a programme of compulsory purchases as part of their regeneration programme in the town.

The proposal is as follows: “Subject to East Herts District Council resolving to follow the same course of action, Cabinet recommend to Council that, in principle, it also agrees to use the powers set out in recommendation A should that be necessary to compulsorily purchase land in the Burnt Mill and River Way areas of the District, to enable the construction of transport infrastructure to support development in the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town including the delivery of The Gilston Area allocation and The River Stort Crossings in the East Herts District Plan and the achievement of the wider strategic planning benefits referred to in the report including supporting the future Harlow Local Development Plan.

The full item can be seen

https://moderngov.harlow.gov.uk/documents/s16791/CPO%20Report.pdf

The matter will be discussed on Thursday October 15th at 7.30pm via the Harlow Council YouTube channel.

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1 Comment for Harlow Council to discuss using compulsory purchase powers as part of regeneration programme:

Neil Baker
2020-10-10 07:37:45

Im I right in thinking the implications of this will lead to the destruction of the wetland habitat and countryside to the north of the River Stort from the 5th Avenue/Gilston/A414 roundabout and extend to the Edinburgh Way roundabout where the road widening scheme opposite Tescos has just been completed after 3 long years of disruptions to Harlow residents? So that the future residents of the Gilston/Harlow North project will have preferred access to the M11?

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