Harlow and Gilston Garden Town shortlisted for award

Business / Thu 22nd Sep 2022 at 06:11am

HARLOW and Gilston Garden Town – of which Harlow District Council is a partner – has been shortlisted at the 2022 Essex Housing Awards, in association with Birketts
Urban Design AwardsIt will be the second time in twelve months that the Garden Town has featured in an awards final having been shortlisted at the Urban Design Awards for work on sustainability guidance.

Following a day of judging by a panel made up of leading practitioners and advisors from across the public and private sector, a record number of entries were discussed, highlighted and deliberated as the final shortlist was drawn up with Harlow & Gilston featuring in the Building Garden Communities category.

The Awards, which recognise high-quality developments, services and or individuals from the public, private and voluntary sector and promote best practice across Essex, will culminate in a glittering Awards Ceremony at Greenwoods Hotel in Ingatestone on November 3.

This year there were twelve categories open to entry, focusing on developments of any size, partnership projects, action to tackle climate change, skills, supporting the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, and much more.

Mark Curle, Chair of the Essex Developers Group, said:Once again we’ve seen some exceptionally high-quality nominations and entries for the Essex Housing Awards.

It has been a privilege to be able to view all the nominations, which showcases the quality we have in our county’s housing sector.

Helen McCabe, Chair of the South Essex Housing Group, added:Congratulations to all shortlisted entries. Regardless of who wins, each shortlisted entry should be proud of their achievements.
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8 Comments for Harlow and Gilston Garden Town shortlisted for award:

Friend of Friends of Latton Island
2022-09-22 07:54:26

Birketts, what does a big law firm, know about designing houses fit for 21st and 22nd century, climate change and ecology? Experts in conveyancing ready to profit from selling land and property perhaps, but like Housing Essex not expert in engineering eco friendly housing and integrated transport solutions and so hggt and Herts and Essex Councils remain the greatest threats to wildlife in the Stort Valley whilst increasing flood risks, sewage pollution and congestion in and around Harlow. Other options are available. Save Our Stort

Kim Oconnor
2022-09-22 08:24:34

Awards for what, building to the extreme on our lands, that most of us can not afford, bringing in thousands of more people, more and more pollution, more and more traffic. Destroying a hole eco system, by Trashing our river stort valley. Building on flood plans, putting us all at risk of FLOODING. We are a small town, the likes of hggt , Herts and Essex councils, WILL REAP WHAT THEY SOW. And when we flood it will be a lot more then just flooding, it will not just be water, it will be sewage pollution. There are other options, you were shown other options. But to no avail. You don't listen to people who know this town, people that have lived here all there life's, 6,000signatures against this Trashing, and there's still people that don't know what awful destruction you will be doing to this river, to this town. You do not deserve any awards, Awards for profit and vandalism. Destruction of wildlife Destruction of thousands of old trees Destruction of a eco system. I say to theses people, you will destroy this town , we will be under water , sooner rather than later. BUT WHO CARES, WELL NOT YOU BECAUSE MOST OF YOU DONT EVEN KNOW HARLOW, YOU PEOPLE DONT EVEN LIVE HERE, SO ITS A QUESTION OF NOT ON MY DOOR STEP.

Nicholas Cox
2022-09-22 11:49:10

You state: "Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. High quality sustainable developments require adopting a holistic approach to environmental, social and economic sustainability; in line with the UN Sustainability Development Goals. The Garden Town seeks to set the agenda for sustainable living through ensuring growth that will be being net carbon neutral by 2030, and building strong and integrated communities across new and existing places, with social equity" But your actions are the complete opposite; destroying green belt, eco-systems and rivers. What you are actually doing is ecocide and you should be prosecuted, not given bogus greenwash awards!

Angela Kurton
2022-09-22 12:26:17

An award for trashing the environment. An award for adding significant quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere without equivalent mitigation. (I refer in particular to the raised road project through the Stort Valley.) Anyone from HGGT watching Frozen Planet II? They should.

Nige Singleton
2022-09-22 19:32:11

A garden town is one thing but what about the damage that will be caused to the Stort Valley in the process? You are well aware of the huge amount of local opposition to these plans yet you put this to one side and start publicising some obsurd award. Pathetic!

2022-09-22 20:31:06

What about a prize plonker award for moving thousands of people into their homes on the understanding there would be a school & Drs surgery & yet...surprise surprise....neither have even been started yet over 2yrs down the line!!!

2022-09-22 20:32:07

What about a prize plonker award for moving thousands of people into their homes on the understanding there would be a school & Drs surgery & yet...surprise surprise....neither have even been started yet over 2yrs down the line!!!

Danny Gleeson
2022-09-23 18:26:36

So now we give rewards for shamless acts of environmental vandalism?

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