Bid for new homes in Old Harlow as part of garden suburb plan

News / Fri 10th Feb 2023 at 01:49pm

A BID has been launched to build 38 houses as part of a new garden suburb in Harlow.

Harlow Council has received the plans by Anderson Group for the development in Moor Hall Road, which would form part of Harlow and Gilston Garden Town reports the Local Democracy Reporter.

According to a design and access statement submitted alongside the proposals,  the scheme will help the council deliver “much needed” affordable housing, including those for shared ownership and first homes.

A section read: “The development seeks to provide high quality living in a mixture of environments offering a variety of homes and spaces that will suit all stages of family life, whilst also responding to their unique setting.

“The scheme will be a high quality, sustainable development which is resilient to climate change, incorporates alternative technologies and promotes sustainable travel.”

In addition to the houses, the proposals are seeking permission for car and cycle parking, landscaping, electrical sub-station and other associated works, the statement continues

The site itself is currently an open green field, east of Harlow town centre. It is part of a wider site, falling across the administrative boundaries of Harlow and Epping Forest district councils, which is set to form one of the new communities in the garden town.

Harlow Mill railway station is a 26 minute walk from the site, while Harlow Town station is a 32 minute bus journey. Travelling to the town centre would take 22 minutes by bus and 20 minutes by bike.

If approved by the council, houses in the site will have between two and four bedrooms. 40 per cent of the development will be affordable housing, the statement says.

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9 Comments for Bid for new homes in Old Harlow as part of garden suburb plan:

2023-02-10 16:59:50

You can’t go wrong if it has “garden” in the name! Do they really think people are that stupid! The contempt shown for the general public is mind boggling these days

2023-02-10 17:10:32

Same old, same old. There will be no beautiful green spaces left in the end. Selfish greedy developers,building ugly concrete structures on our beautiful green spaces.

Kim Oconnor
2023-02-10 19:39:01

This will never ever be a garden town.it will be a concrete jungle, with no green spaces at all.

Betsy hester
2023-02-10 21:06:45

What about infrastructure Jenner house surgery ask them how many new patients ?? School hospitals etc etc all very well but what about local services that are stripped to the bone !!! And if we don’t consider everyone will be impacted yes we need homes but we also need support !!!!!!!!we’re is the section 106 money ?????

2023-02-10 22:06:07

Looks just like a suburb to the man on the Clapham Omnibus. In fact there's more garden in Clapham. It looks as if it's simply going to add to the sustainable gridlock that's happening more and more frequently on the east side of town.

Brad Evans
2023-02-11 10:08:54

I'm Brad Evans and i'm a weed smoking piece of trash! I hate everyone in harlow and i don't care what you all think LOL everyone on your harlow are idiots

Kim Oconnor
2023-02-11 10:29:04

They want us all linked up, loosing the identity of this town, and the plans that sir Frederick Gibberd set out. It will end up a concrete monstrosity, loosing our green spaces in abundance. But councils and developers only think of profit, we don't have a say any more , even with signatures, protest s, the people have no say. Which will be there downfall. Not just on this but on most issues residents have . We see you don't listen or hear us, remember it's us that keep you there.

2023-02-12 09:09:51

Wrapping up this development with words such as sustainable, garden, social housing etc does not fool people living in the area. We have all had enough. Our beautiful countryside is disappearing before our eyes. Feel very sad the council won’t listen and developers don’t care.

Nicholas Taylor
2023-02-12 10:06:52

Denise is spot on. The same goes for the new hospital, much easier to convince residents that building a new hospital rather than hundreds of houses on Green Belt land is alright. The site of the existing hospital is set to have 500+ homes built on it. This planning application is of course just the tip of the iceberg, thousands more homes are set to be built within and just over Harlow's border in Old Harlow within the next decade. Nicholas Taylor, Leader of the Harlow Alliance Party.

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