Building in Harlow: Coming to a field near you, it is now!
News / Mon 19th Jul 2021 at 08:45am
FROM: The leader of the Harlow Alliance Party, Nicholas Taylor
AFTER some four years in the making, the Local Plan of Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) is now in its final stages.
The Planning Inspector tasked at looking at the Plan has made her comments and the Council has now invited its residents and interested parties to comment on these changes by 23 September.
Why is this of interest I might hear you ask? Well, with the agreement of Harlow District Council (HDC) this Plan proposes to allow the building of over 3000 homes to the East of Old Harlow, 1000 to the south (called Latton Priory) and over 3000 to the west of Sumners and Katherines, on what is effectively Harlow’s Green Belt.
Work on at least two of these sites is likely to start in 2023. During the following 10 years, new schools, shops and leisure facilities will be built to create new communities.
The key points The Harlow Alliance Party have made in response to this Plan are:
Money lining the pockets of those that are already lined!! Hmm Disgusting!!
I would add to my article that Conservative Councillors pledged to stop the development adjacent to Sumners when campaigning before the recent local elections, less see if they stick to this pledge, bearing in mind Conservatives control EFDC.
The birth rate for the UK is dropping, who are all these new houses for and all the development nation wide ?
This is part of a pattern,eg Gilston. Harlow Cllrs have been asleep, or just plain suckerd by Conservative Essex, Herts, East Herts, and Epping Councils. We get the traffic, congestion, pollution, no affordable housing, and vastly increased pressure on schools. Epping and East Herts get the grants and tax receipts.
This is shameful. Harlows Sovereignty is at stake here. Where is the consultation for Harlow residents? It was probably approved in Harlows Local plan that was endorsed in December 2020....but who saw that?? We were all locked up and worried about our very survival....
You get what you vote for...
So all those new houses? I left Harlow 4 years ago after spending 50 plus years there., if I wanted to drive from the town centre to old Harlow at school time it would take over 30 minutes. Most main roads gridlocked at “ peak times ” train station, impossible in the morning and evening times. Add to that 7000 houses 10.000 cars it doesn’t bare thinking about!
It’s just plain and simple greed!! We haven’t even a local paper to air our views anymore! If this happens the towns completely finished! This was a lovely town once! It’s mainly north London people who will buy these houses!!
This is the local paper and you are airing your views. May not be on paper but has vastly more coverage than Harlow Star had. 5.6 million page views last year. Know what you mean though..MC
I am deeply concerned about the potential for increased traffic on already extremely busy roads. I am extremely disappointed that green belt land will be built on. Harlow will become a less attractive place to live, there are already extensive new builds of thousands of homes, no need for more.