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Ghadami family threaten Harlow Council with legal action over town centre homes plan

News / Thu 27th Oct 2022 pm31 05:24pm

A REPRESENTATIVE of a number of organisations run by the Ghadami family has threatened Harlow Council with legal action over the proposed plans for over 800 homes in the town centre.

Davood Ghadami was given three minutes (see film below) to voice his objections at Wednesday night’s meeting.

The Ghadami family have a number of property interests in the town centre.

In his three minutes, he detailed that they are “pro-development” but cannot let the development in question “stand”.

In his conclusion, he made it quite clear that “the only action to protect our rights is to take legal action against… Harlow Council.

“This will mean a delaying of the entire development.”

“He went on to make reference to previous court battles going back to 2004”.

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11 Comments for Ghadami family threaten Harlow Council with legal action over town centre homes plan:

Bruce Downey
2022-10-27 18:47:29

Trouble-at-t-mill. money, money, money, it’s a rich man’s world..

Voteforme
2022-10-27 18:55:03

I don't know the ins and outs of all this but I do know that the Harlow Odeon, which closed in 2005, is a mess (I believe this is owned by the Ghadami family), as is The Square bombsite, failures of our authorities to be able to take action for the people of of our town

Paul
2022-10-27 20:26:44

They also own the old Gilbeys site on the edge of Harlow town park that they wanted to develop, that's the same site that masteriously had two fire recently, you have to wonder whether the building was listed and wether any such listing would potentially negatively effect any potential planning application?

David Forman
2022-10-27 21:27:46

So redevelopment of the town centre will be held up by the Ghadami family. Not what this town needs right now. Perhaps Davood or other family member may wish to explain why they haven't brought forward a development plan of their own for the town centre given their ownership of parts of it?

Nick
2022-10-28 09:01:12

If they want to see progress in town and are the owners of the odeon, they need to sell it to to council, from what I understand is they are refusing to sell and it’s the only thing in the way of redeveloping the untidy side of town - the council needs to work with the family, I’m sure they also want what’s best as it’s good for their portfolio

Kim Oconnor
2022-10-28 09:26:34

I've heard that this has been going on for years. I praise this family, only because theses councils have had there own way for far to long. They build and build with out opions of public. They learn nothing from placing people in town centres., with out any infrastructure, bringing more and more people in. Unaffordable property s for most in Harlow.

Derek budd
2022-10-28 09:59:27

This family are a curse on the town buying up property and letting it go to ruin because of what seems a vendetta against the council sell up and clear off

Mark
2022-10-28 10:24:17

Can this site be acquired by a compulsory purchase order? As Mo and his family, have no interest in working with Harlow council. This vendetta goes back years.

jarrett
2022-10-28 12:30:08

It will not be burning down soon if a higher price can be got.

Harlow Town
2022-10-28 14:35:57

Harlow doesn't have the infrastructure for another 600ish homes. Roads are a mess, congestion at most roundabouts, bus services being cut back, Hospital is overflowing, schools have limited places....

Tony Durcan
2022-10-28 15:45:58

The speaker makes some interesting and relevant points. It’s foolish for the council to ignore these concerns which I suspect will occur and secondary action will follow. Getting it right is better than rushing and risking failure. I fear yet another lost opportunity.

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