Planning approval granted for new council bungalows and flats in Tye Green and Staple Tye
News / Thu 18th Aug 2022 at 01:18pm
PLANNING applications for two new Harlow Council housing developments were given the green light at last night’s (17 August) Development Management Committee meeting.
The two schemes will see 18 homes built and owned by Harlow Council and rented out to Harlow families on the Harlow Housing Needs Register.
The homes are part of phase one of the council’s housebuilding programme agreed in March 2022. This programme aims to build 99 council homes between 2022 and 2024. So far two schemes at Bushey Croft and The Hill have been completed creating 18 new council houses. The homes in Bushey Croft will shortly be occupied by council tenants.
The first application approved last night for The Yorkes, Tye Green will see 6 brand new council bungalows built exclusively for over 55s. The development will be in keeping with the area and built on vacant land adjacent to a care home.
The homes will be built using the latest technology to help the new homes deliver low running costs for tenants and work towards the council’s objectives to achieve net zero carbon emissions.
The second application approved for Perry Road is the regeneration of the former Lister House site which will see a development comprising 12 brand new apartments and space for retail and office units.
The 12 homes will be made up of 2 one-bedroom apartments, 8 two-bedroom apartments and 2 three-bedroom apartments.
Councillor Dan Swords, Deputy Leader of the Council, said:
“We are getting on with the job of delivering our housebuilding programme by bringing forward fully costed plans to meet the different needs of Harlow families on our housing needs register. There are further plans for more developments to come.
Our housebuilding programme will see hundreds of new houses, apartments, and bungalows built for Harlow families. We will build the right homes in the right places to the highest standards so that we can truly improve the lives of Harlow families.
“Both of these schemes will not only mean that the council has more high-quality homes for Harlow families, but that sites which have long been derelict are regenerated to meet the local housing need. This is a crucial part of the council’s agenda to regenerate our neighbourhoods and restore pride in our town.”
The council hopes to be on site starting to build both developments in early 2023 following the completion of detailed design and the selection of contractors to build the developments.
Film of last night’s meeting is below.
What is the criteria for 'rented out to Harlow Families'? Does that mean to people born and worked in Harlow. To Harlow children that were born to Harlow parents🤔🤔
Build more bungalows, then perhaps people in bigger houses might like to downsize. Very short sighted not doing this years ago for all us babies from Pram Town!
What about planning for the rebuilding of Akhter Computers at the other end of Perry Road
The bungalows are much needed. I would gladly downsize to one. This would free up a 2 large bedrooms house
Priority will go to people who do not work (living on benefits) as my son will testify as he has told they will not house him because he works. Even though he was born, educated and works in Harlow he was rejected out of hand.
Great that the Yorkes site is being returned to bungalows for older people. The last ones on the same site had to be pulled down many years ago due to subsidence! The only qualms local residents have is parking ……. Won’t go on about this now but we’ll be watching this carefully. In the meantime, we are very pleased this is happening - and I live adjacent to the site!
Jerry who made the comment "He is a drug dealer" why are you using my name to make false untrue comments? Be a man and use your own name !
Delighted that the legacy left by the Labour administration is being taken forward. Now joining the other council homes already delivered by the former Labour council. We now need to keep the pressure on the Tories to deliver as part of the local commitment to bring forward new council homes for Harlow. Let’s get building
Tony Durcan, the Labour Party legacy that squandered half a million quid on projects that never happened. The legacy that left a derelict eyesore in Staple Tye for years. You are a lovely guy, but you need to stop deluding yourself.
The legacy that enabled the old surgery to move to a state of the art new build with chemist. Development of better and safer access. Enhancement of the surrounding area. Just to add 70% of the funding wasn’t wasted but used to enable this project to be achieved. Regeneration project are never easy or simple ,some work,some don’t. Delighted our determination and our legacy is still true to our principles. Let’s get building