Latton Priory: Plans for 1,000 homes on Harlow’s border set to go out to consultation
News / Thu 21st Sep 2023 at 03:40pm
THE strategic design for a neighbourhood of more than 1,000 homes right on Harlow’s border will enter a six-week consultation next month reports the Local Democracy Reporter.
The Latton Priory is one of four areas earmarked for development within the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town (HGGT) regeneration project, which aims to deliver 16,000 new homes by 2033 and a further 7,000 following this date.
Respectively, Latton Priory is expected to supply a minimum of 1,050 homes, a new local centre with retail and community units, primary school, secondary school, and a gypsy and traveller site.
The site’s masterplan features proposed infrastructure which aims to promote biodiversity and sustainable drainage, in addition to large green spaces which the HGGT website says will “alleviate mounting pressure on the Epping Forest”.
Harlow and Gilston was designated as a ‘garden town’ – which is a development of over 10,000 homes – in 2017 by the Department for Homes, Communities and Local Government, now known as the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities (DLHC).
The regeneration of the town seeks to benefit all existing and new residents, and will include frequent, high-quality bus services, an enhanced town centre, new education facilities and homes (a proportion of which will be affordable), better cycling routes and increased employment opportunities.
HGGT itself will encompass Harlow, together with development sites to the east, south and west of Harlow, as well as seven new villages to the north.
Introducing the item for approval of a consultation period at a cabinet meeting of Epping Forest District Council on Monday (September 18), Councillor Nigel Bedford (Con., Shelley) said: “The design plan… aims to secure a high quality, healthy and vibrant public realm.”
The consultation will run for a minimum period of six weeks during October and November this year, and will include online surveys and engagement tools in addition to in-person workshops, exhibitions and drop in sessions which members of the public will be able to attend.
The production of the draft Latton Priory Design Code has been funded with central government support from the Department of Housing, Levelling Up and Communities. The consultation will reach out to residents and stakeholders across Epping Forest and Harlow. Feedback to fine tune the final design code will also inform future design codes across Harlow and Gilston Garden Town.
Great thanks for all the extra traffic along south Harlow southern way is a joke like most of the main road in the town , build a road to Epping forest , up many be you can turn it in to a five minute development
Need more council homes for people from Harlow not another for sale estate that has homes for London overspill only and 6 week consultation wow some deep pockets need topping up
The regeneration of the town seeks to benefit all existing and new harlow residents. What a load of rubbish and these councillors developers are proper taking the p***. They are the only ones who will benefit,There is nothing good to come out of being overpopulated and overbuilt on and as for the car situation,well i have no words. As i have said before" the future looks very bleak for harlow. Yet more people thrown into a already dire situation,trying to get a docs appointment nowadays is virtually impossible,just like everything else. I am just sitting back and waiting for the riots.LOL!!!!
The maps are vague and I believe deliberately so. The intro says "Respectively, Latton Priory is expected to supply a minimum of 1,050 homes, a new local centre with retail and community units, primary school, secondary school, and a gypsy and traveller site" but the maps show the development within inches of the current traveller site with no further traveller sites. The explanation appears to now be fitting a pattern. Developers and the council seem to be working on a stfu attitude and still, no written in stone that harlow people will be prioritised. Something smells, something isn't right here and summed up by the last sentence " We will be asking if anyone in Harlow will be consulted" It seems the only regeneration in Harlow is that of developers pockets.
Awful destruction of the environment, on a scale that Harlow people have never seen before. Destruction of our precious wildlife. Destruction, of thousands upon thousands of old trees. Destroying one of the best ecosystems. The list goes on. The damage will be unrepairable. To answer the questions will Harlow benift, NO, council tax goes to other councils. Theses people paint a very rosy picture, but in reality, it's much worse for the people that live here, we will no longer have theses beauty spots on our door step.. Theses people preaching about mental health and the benifts of being out doors, ,when all theses people are doing is taking the very thing that makes us better, our green spaces... Our river stort valley, will be unrecognisable, surrounded in unaffordable housing estates..AND A FOUR LANE ROAD, GOING STRAIGHT OVER THIS RIVER STORT, WHICH THEY FAIIL ON MANY POSTS TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT... Theses councils have let the people of Harlow down big time, Harlow council did not stand up to save our river stort valley, Harlow council let us all down. . We will loose the only peaceful place we have now in Harlow. To cycle with out contacts with house s, to walk miles with out seeing any body, just our nature, will be took from us... 7 unaffordable housing estates, NOT VILLAGES. NOT VILLAGES.. These are new housing estates. In last consultation, we were told that all facilities, doctors, schools, ect, will all be built, after all house's are built, , , like who they kidding,, therefore putting even more pressure on Harlow.. THIS WAS LABOUR S PLANES FOR HARLOW, BUT HARLOW COUNCIL SIGHNED AND SEALED IT HARLOW COUNCIL DID NOT STAND UP TO SAVE OUR RIVER STORT VALLEY.
🎶Que sera, sera Whatever will be, will be.. The future’s not ours to see.. Que sera, sera..What will be, will be..🎼
These are Epping homes, they don't want to s*** on their own doorstep so using harlow boundary. If this goes ahead Harlow has absolutely no spine . We are being walked all over by other areas who wish to move their problems out of sight.
Will the "traveller" site have a dedicated vehicle burning area?
The deal is probably done and decided. Now to pretend we are consulting people to pretend we care about concerns. Pointless
Epping should build these homes around Epping town centre, there's plenty of space and let them deal with the extra load and traffic: and they have the Central line! Instead they and Hertford East just are dumping on Harlow they are unwilling to upset the hard tory vote in Epping and Hertford towns.
Edward, it’s also a pity the government doesn’t care about the homeless in this country
These 1050 new homes will be built on beautiful green belt land located just within the Epping Forest Council boundary . They and their residents will get all economic benefits..not Harlow Council or local Harlow residents.... Epping Council will be the local authority who will approve this devopment.... Harlow has no real powers reject it
These 1050 new homes will be built on beautiful green belt land located just within the Epping Forest Council boundary . They and their residents will get all economic benefits..not Harlow Council or local Harlow residents.... Epping Council will be the local authority who will approve this devopment.... Harlow has no real powers reject it ...it's a done deal
This is of course just a housing estate in the middle of a field on the Green Belt. The Labour Party in Harlow signed up to the HGGT deal in 2017, the local Conservative Party did not make any objections known to the Planning Inspectors charged with looking at the Local Plans of Harlow or Epping Forest DC in 2019. In view of the effect this development will have on residents living across Harlow, will any of the consultation exercises be held across the town? It will be interesting to see where they will be held in the EFDC area, bearing in mind how far away homes in it's district are from the development.
Why build a caravan site right next to fern hill ?