Harlow Alliance Party: What have the Tories done to stop thousands of homes being built on our border?

News / Tue 1st Nov 2022 at 10:49am

HARLOW Alliance Party response to the Epping Forest DC (EFDC) Local Development Plan.

Epping Forest District Council has been working on it’s plan for well over four years. The Harlow Alliance Party was the only political party to voice objections to the building of thousands of homes on the Green Belt around Harlow when and where it really mattered, that is in 2019 in the Civic Offices in Epping.

Despite the pledge made by Conservative councillors at Harlow to stop these developments, it is clear that any contact between their counterparts at Epping has failed to make any difference to the Plan.

Based on previous experience, despite this land being within the boundary of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town, neither EFDC or Harlow DC are likely to be taking any steps to advise residents of these developments.

In recent days Cllr Hardware has lauded the benefits of Harlow and Gilston Garden Town but has failed to answer a reader who asked what benefits these thousands of homes will bring to Harlow’s residents.

If you have not already done so you can support the opposition to this Plan by signing a petition which can be found here https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-building-on-harlow-s-green-belt

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8 Comments for Harlow Alliance Party: What have the Tories done to stop thousands of homes being built on our border?:

Mr Grumpy
2022-11-01 11:05:17

What have the Tories done to stop thousands of homes being built on our border? Bugger all as usual !!

2022-11-01 13:45:29

Labour administration got the ball rolling, Conservatives failed to stop it. Both parties are to blame. Labour should never have let this get off the ground.

View from Afar
2022-11-01 14:46:43

Precisely nothing

Danny Long
2022-11-01 19:49:11

I do agree with the Harlow Alliance party on this one because the Harlow Tory party voted against this motion twice along with myself and my leader of the Then, UKIP Harlow party back in September 2016 and again in February 2017. So They should be doing all they can to stop this development from tak8ng place.

Kim Oconnor
2022-11-03 10:47:06


Nicholas Taylor
2022-11-03 19:40:13

Regular readers will note that once again the local Conservatives have not responded to the question. This area is already one of the most densely populated in the East of England, it is now like trying to get a quart in to a pint pot.

John Spencer
2022-11-05 00:21:42

Will the Harlow Alliance Party reverse the building of the large communal bin shed being built right outside the living room of 49 Mercers ? Cllr Lemay seems to the treat this place like it's a tower block, not 3 flats. For 3 bags of rubbish a fortnight, I get walled in? Lose the tiny patch of grass outside, and get 24/7 visits to the new tip site, my living room. Degrading.

Nicholas Taylor
2022-11-05 17:57:24

I am afraid John that until such time as residents stop failing to vote or carry on voting as they do now nothing will change. If residents want change they have to vote for change. To date HAP have not been able to get any seats in the Council chamber, in the meantime, other articles posted on yourharlow show that the bun fight between the two main Parties carries on as usual. What history in Harlow shows is that whichever Party is in power they take the 'we know best' attitude and ignore residents wishes.

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