Epping plan will see thousands of homes massed on Harlow’s border
News / Tue 7th Mar 2023 pm31 02:52pm
AN Essex council has approved its local plan, a blueprint for roughly 12,000 houses across the district as well as infrastructure and other policies reports the Local Democracy Reporter.
Epping Forest District Council’s local plan sets out how it will achieve growth until 2033, and has allocated land for 12,199 homes.
It also includes plans for infrastructure such as a new multi storey car park and leisure centre in Epping, as well as the potential relocation of Princess Alexandra Hospital to the east of Harlow garden community.
The local plan period covers the 22 years between 2011-2033. Since the council is 13 years into this, many of the total number of homes are already accounted for. In the period until March 2022, 3,023 of the homes were built while 1,665 more received planning permission. 210 are accounted for by windfalls, according to the plan. That leaves 3,400 homes allocated in three new garden communities in Epping Forest, and 3,901 elsewhere in the district. Here is where they will go.
Note the major burden falls on Harlow. As Harlow won't get any benefit we should be constructing toll booths or moat and drawbridges across the A414, Water Lane & Rye Hill Road.
I totaly agree with Nostradamus,well said.
It is pretty obvious that the Harlow boundaries will need to change to either be that of the HGGT district, or better still to be the same as the Parliamentary constituency, giving Harlow much needed land. As it stands, there is nothing much to stop Epping building on land in its district. In this case, Harlow’s former Labour Council fully supported and signed up for this in 2017 when they joined the HGGT project.
I suspect Harlow boarders will be increased to include these new communities after they are built. Probably the plan all along to keep Harlow council out of the loop in my opinion.
So we end up with a concrete jungle from London to Cambridge the way things are going. No infrastructure in place, hardly any social housing, loss of much needed farm land. We will have to rely on importing fresh produce from abroad, which will send prices through the roof. I have yet to meet one person who wants all this development. The planners should be ashamed of themselves for destroying the green belt, but they don't care one bit. It is all about greed and how much they can make out of it. We have no Grandchildren, but in years to come, those that have, will be trying to explain to them what green fields were. Disgusting.
The problem is rather more simple: UK population 1950 - 50 million UK population 2022 - 67.7 million
It's all going a head. I'm just so sorry for all the wildlife habitat s, thousands and thousands of trees, ecosystem s, destroyed. AT A TIME WHEN WE SHOULD BE SAVING IT.
What's the point in commenting on YourHarlow when they delete them all after a day or two anyway?
Welcome to the London Borough of Harlow !!!
If I can afford to buy one of these lovely new houses that would be cool
Mike, just take a look at the prices of the new houses along West Roads in Sawbridgeworth, that will give you a good idea of how much a new house at Gilston will cost.
And the pressure on the nhs is going to be even more shocking!!! The hospital staff are run off there feet, they don’t have enough beds, people can’t register with a dentist , can’t see a gp. Mental health system, Schools. With the population growing in Harlow and surrounding areas. They have not taken in to consideration the above and build new practice’s above.
Waltham Abbey 836 new homes-probably 1600 more cars on roads often gridlocked when a problem on the M25, rush hour or picking children up from school. We choose somewhere to live for quality of life which is being eroded. Can’t improve the infrastructure without destroying more of the countryside
Jack, large parts of London are more peaceful and fully developed unlike 'work in progress' Harlow. I left London around the same time. Maybe if I return after they have completed the task it may be nice. Oh! I forgot. I will probably find it unaffordable by then. Bit like my leaving London #professionalbraindrain
@MrGrumpy - The London Borough of Harlow. If only there was a sweetener for Harlow though. How about a new underground station for starters. Harlow seems to be getting dumped upon by the surrounding villages. Soon there will be no green belt left and we will all be joined together in one mass of urban sprawl.
@MrGrumpy - The London Borough of Harlow. If only there was a sweetener for Harlow though. How about a new underground station for starters. Harlow seems to be getting dumped upon by the surrounding villages. Soon there will be no green belt left and we will all be joined together in one mass of urban sprawl. The people who come up with these stupid ideas always live outside the area. Perhaps if they were dumped upon by new developments left, right and centre, they might see the wider picture.
New developments up and down the land are badly designed. We all have cars, some have an average of two per household. The developers and designers never include enough parking for residents, or their guests, so parking issues arise between neighbours. Most people do use their garages for storing junk and those who may want to use their garage for their car, find the vehicle doesn’t fit. There was a song in the charts years ago, Little Boxes or something like that, made of ticky tacky. That song is still relevant today with these awful and badly-designed developments. They are NEVER the utopia that the designers hope for!
Strawbs , Apparently those new high rise built,by station, are all ready damp. And the new builds by dusty Miller, have had lots of problems.
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