Harlow Alliance Party secure protection for land off Rye Hill Road

News / Fri 15th Mar 2024 at 10:22am

Register of Community Assets

THE Harlow Alliance Party is pleased to announce that hot on the heels of helping residents getting together to complete a Community Right to Bid at Kingsland, an application by 21 residents living at Rye Hill Road and Paddock Mead in respect of land where Rye Hill Road meets Paringdon Road has been accepted by Harlow Council.

This marks the fifteenth application made by residents in respect of land near their home.

Harlow Alliance candidate in May’s local elections in the Sumners and Kingsmoor Ward, Alan Leverett said: “Residents had been eager to join the application, having been aware that other green spaces have already been lost to development.

“People living in this area are acutely aware of the affect building over 1000 homes at Latton Priory will have on the roads nearby, development of this green space at any time in the future would only make the situation even worse at the junction of Rye Hill Road and Paringdon Road”.

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13 Comments for Harlow Alliance Party secure protection for land off Rye Hill Road:

Peter Henegan
2024-03-15 11:12:14

Excellent news for the local people

2024-03-15 11:14:15

So happy to read this. Fantastic news.

2024-03-15 12:19:00

Boomers! the worse generation ever, where are their kids supposed to live

An unhomed Millennial
2024-03-15 14:31:55

Adam, maybe in the 1000 homes to be built at Latton Priory? Or in one of the many other new builds? Not every single green space needs to be built on. Hopefully, a few more can be preserved for the younger generations to enjoy... no one, young or old wants to live in a concrete jungle. I'm not saying it is easy but we need a balance between homes for everyone and green spaces. And as the older generations pass on, those homes will at least become available for their younger generations.

Bruce Downey
2024-03-15 15:28:21

As Vicky Pollard would say, No but, but yeah, but no, because you know.. it was the tories who approved it.

2024-03-15 17:05:23

Well done Harlow Alliance Party!!

Nicholas Taylor
2024-03-15 17:18:54

I should say at the outset that the heading is a bit misleading, it was the residents who made this application, with the help of HAP. More to follow. Bruce, it was not the Tories who approved it, it was the Council and lt's officers in the legal department who are legally required to register the application if certain criteria is met.

2024-03-15 18:54:20

Just goes to show the Alliance Party only want the best for Harlow

David Forman
2024-03-16 04:05:13

If only the Labour Party in Harlow were this imaginative and proactive?

Kim Oconnor
2024-03-16 11:00:36

Good news .

2024-03-17 12:26:20

Would be good if a similar strategy could be used to protect all green spaces in the town and around the perimeter the Green Belt that's being stolen to stop all hggt pfp developments: all of which are really Epping and East Herts Councils dumping on and overloading Harlow.

Nicholas Taylor
2024-03-17 14:33:13

Nostradamus, HAP are not stopping yet, we have another two areas where we will be helping residents in making a Community Right to Bid and more are likely to follow. So far green spaces in Deer Park, Hawthorns, Radburn Close, Jocelyns, St Andrews Meadow, Church Leys, Greygoose Park, Corner Meadow, Latton Green, Wellesley, Fennells, Kingsland, Stile Croft, Little Pynchons and Pollard Hatch are now listed on the Council's Community Assets Register. Such requests for arable land around Harlow would not be accepted in the same way as the green spaces in Harlow and would of course need residents living in the council areas around Harlow to make any such application anyway.

Nicholas Taylor
2024-03-17 14:39:08

I should add that a number of these sites were included for development in Labours draft Local Plan of 2019. Due to the hard work of HAP, we persuaded the Planning Inspector charged with looking at the proposals, to instruct Harlow Council to take these out of the Plan, indeed a seventh area at Milwards was as well. At no time did the local Tories object to those building proposals, which would have seen large green areas between estates disappear under concrete.

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