Bid for 90 flats at site of Ripped Gym in Wych Elm

News / Mon 3rd Oct 2022 at 06:59am

AN application for 90 flats at the site of a gym near Harlow Town Centre has been submitted to Harlow Council.

The application proposes: Demolition of the existing building and erection of building ranging between 6 and 15 storeys comprising 90 residential flats (Class C3) and flexible commercial floorspace (Class E), communal amenity space, with associated parking, waste/recycling storage and other associated works

The full application can be seen below.


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8 Comments for Bid for 90 flats at site of Ripped Gym in Wych Elm:

2022-10-03 09:15:30

What about having the infrastructure to cope! Doctors, Hospital and schools! Absolutely crazy!!

2022-10-03 11:17:33

You have to be joking. The healthcare and schools in Harlow can't cope with the population we have now let alone more 😡

Moaning murtle
2022-10-03 14:38:15

Totally agree with the other comments. Packing us in like a tin of sardines. Surgeries, hospital and schools simply cannot cope. Then theres the extra traffic and parking problems. FGS enough already!!!!

Damien Wyatt
2022-10-03 17:19:28

RIPPED GYM IS NOT CLOSING AND THEY ARE NOT SELLING Harlow council have a master plan for Wych Elm and beyond. You can see details of their full proposed plan using the 2 links provided. This Masterplan (which can be viewed here) runs to over 170 pages and cost Council Tax payers £93,000 to produce. The framework ‘Provides guidance to inform the future planning and design of Harlow’s Town Centre’. It notes that the Local Plan of December 2020 changed the boundary of the area seen as the town centre ‘To reflect and align to the natural boundaries that exist today but also to take account of potential changes in the future’. These changes added the land occupied by Harlow College, The Leisure Zone, Sainsburys and the The Square site. Previous to this, Wych Elm, the bus garage and Fire Station sites had already been included in the new Town Centre boundary. Page 63 shows an ‘Indicative Town Centre Masterplan’, which together with a whole host of other ideas on pages 65 to 105 give a blueprint of how the Masterplan envisages the town centre may look in the future. The Plan sees Sainsburys vacating their Town Centre site which together with the bus garage and fire station will be replaced by many large flat blocks. No information is given in the Plan as to whether any of the owners of these sites have ever indicated they would be prepared to move https://moderngov.harlow.gov.uk/documents/b4564/Supplementary Agenda 1 14th-Oct-2021 19.30 Cabinet.pdf?T=9 Harlow Masterplan Framework, Draft Final Report September 2021 - Harlow Alliance Party

Damien Wyatt
2022-10-03 17:41:32


2022-10-03 21:14:28

The Ripped gym development is certainly a private venture, the owner of Ripped gym is directly involved in this development and the last time they applied for planning permission the council voted against it, it is all in the public domain and the proposed development and the council meeting when it was declined were reported on Your Harlow.

2022-10-04 16:07:10

Why the long face?

2022-10-04 16:11:55

Man walks into a pub with a giraffe ..giraffe lays down..man walks to bar and says I have a pint of lager …barman says can’t leave that lying there ….man says it’s not a lion it’s a giraffe

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