Friends of Latton Island and Save Our Stort Campaign continues to grow
Communities / Mon 25th Oct 2021 at 08:50am
FRIENDS of Latton Island and The Save Our Stort Campaign continues to gain momentum.
A further 300 Harlow residents have written to their councillors opposing The Stort Crossing.
A spokesperson said: “This is overwhelmingly positive. It continues to demonstrate that the public are not prepared to have their beautiful natural environment carved up to construct a road for the Harlow And Gilston Garden Town (HGGT).
“Up until five months ago, Harlow residents were simply unaware of what they stood to lose right on their doorstep. The Save Our Stort Campaign has changed all of that and continues to raise awareness. It is no small achievement that our campaign was discussed in The House of Commons, praised by Jacob Reese-Mogg MP, where he made it clear that the planning committee must take notice.
“Most importantly however, the planning committee must take notice of the wishes of Harlow residents who do not want to see their areas of natural beauty permanently altered, particularly where there are other alternatives.
“Other exciting developments from Friends Of Latton Island include a brand new website: https://friendsoflattonisland.co.uk .
Please feel free to browse.
“If you want to write to your councillor to raise an objection but do not know where to start, here is a useful link. https://actionnetwork.org/letters/ask-your-councillor-to-say-no-to-the-road-river-crossing-for-harlow-and-gilston-garden-town?source=direct_link&fbclid=IwAR28FFGKXRpc65uEzGD1VF-U5yC-rzutLItG55yAJhBo4iteVWKLGxMyCJ4
It provides a template letter which can be amended should you have extra issues you want to raise. By entering your address, it also links you in with your councillor. It is straightforward to use.
Hggt say they want to reduce the car journeys from the Gilston 7 villages hggt development so instead of creating 2 routes don't build the Eastern Crossing, use the existing 5th Avenue crossing but with a new park and ride at Eastwick, upgrade Redricks Lane, avoiding homes, to the A1184. Additionally cut by 90% the carbon footprint, pollution, congestion and hgv traffic by using the railway, there's already a rail yard spur at Harlow Mill and space for another in River Way. Would also be a small fraction of the cost.