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Harlow residents register objections to proposed Stort River Crossing

General / Sun 20th Jun 2021 at 03:34pm

LOCAL residents are submitting their objections to a proposed four lane highway that would cut across the River Stort in Harlow.

As we have already reported the crossing would run from Pye Corner in Gilston across to Edinburgh Way in Harlow.

As it also cuts across to counties and two councils it may go in front of two planning committees, East Herts and Harlow District Councils.

There are now close to 200 objections on the planning portal at East Herts.

If you wish to raise an objection, click on the link below and then put 3/19/1051/FUL in the search engine.

https://publicaccess.eastherts.gov.uk/online-applications/

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9 Comments for Harlow residents register objections to proposed Stort River Crossing:

Michael Szpakowski
2021-06-20 16:12:49

Thanks to Your Harlow for their civic service in highlighting this! Just to encourage anyone appalled by this proposal for the wanton destruction of our environment and of a resource for all Harlow people and others to get your objections in & to encourage other to do so too. It only takes a few minutes & every single one makes a difference!

Jpayne
2021-06-20 18:11:55

Absolutely discusting even thinking of this . Lived in harlow 48yrs and never did I think anything like this would happen . Wildlife ??????? Stuff your fat pay cheques

John Wake
2021-06-20 18:46:13

As far as I know, the planning committee of East Herts District Council will be considering this proposal; it will not be going before the planning committee of Harlow District Council. Below is a copy of the objection that I lodged in August 2019: “The proposed Eastern Stort Crossing is supposed to take account of extra traffic generated by the proposed development known as "Gilston and Harlow Garden Town". However, the road network of Harlow would not be able to cope with the increased traffic generated by the new development. Therefore, there is no point in constructing this new crossing. The construction of this new crossing would not only be a wanton piece of vandalism that would damage a quiet corner of the valley of the River Stort, which is an important recreational resource for local residents; it would also lead to greater traffic congestion in Harlow, adversely affecting the functioning of local businesses, and increasing noise and air pollution. The construction of this new crossing would damage an irreplaceable recreational resource and increase traffic congestion, noise, and air pollution. It would be detrimental to the physical and mental well-being of local residents. This plan must be rejected.”

L Rennie
2021-06-21 07:46:27

Do we really need another road ruining our countryside, let alone the environmental Implications. what about fixing the roads already there which are in a terrible condition .The congestion this will cause in Edinburgh way will only add to the weight of traffic already using this route.

Pat Roberts
2021-06-21 07:47:40

Can I ask Harlow Civic Society what their stance is on this??? Perhaps I have missed it, but have they any view at all??? They should be organising a public meeting.

Jacqui Thurgood
2021-06-21 08:07:19

The proposed Eastern Stort Crossing is supposed to take account of extra traffic generated by the proposed development known as "Gilston and Harlow Garden Town". However, the road network of Harlow would not be able to cope with the increased traffic generated by the new development. Therefore, there is no point in constructing this new crossing. The construction of this new crossing would not only be a wanton piece of vandalism that would damage a quiet corner of the valley of the River Stort, which is an important recreational resource for local residents; it would also lead to greater traffic congestion in Harlow, adversely affecting the functioning of local businesses, and increasing noise and air pollution. The construction of this new crossing would damage an irreplaceable recreational resource and increase traffic congestion, noise, and air pollution. It would be detrimental to the physical and mental well-being of local residents. This plan must be rejected. Copied from another objection

Alan Salsbury
2021-06-21 08:13:05

I have always said that the existing river crossing just needs widening. It is a total waste of money and resources to build a new road bridge which is also ecological vandalism. In addition you have to ask what are the planners thought processes when they take 3 years to widen Edinburgh way East of B&Q yet ignore the section from B&Q to the station. The A414 is a main artery into Harlow from Herts and the main connection with the M11. Junction 7 will reduce congestion but there will always be a bottleneck if the rest of the road remains single track.

Robert Hughes
2021-06-21 12:41:16

When are the councils and government going to listen to the people whom are against such a disastrous project as the Gilston Garden village. Our beautiful greenery where so much livestock live..plants..trees will be decimated for concrete jungle of houses roads etc.

Angela Kurton
2021-06-22 19:07:49

This, at a time when we’ve realised that the natural world is in freefall? People need to get a grip.

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