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PLANNING permission is sought for the erection of 20 dwellings including the conversion of Netteswell Hall into four flats. Netteswell Hall is situated off Park Lane near the Town Park. The application has been submitted by Mrs J Ghadami. The scheme has three elements: the…

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Dear Editor, I RECENTLY received a postcard from the Conservative Party. I’m no expert about political matters but I know enough to spot a bald faced lie when I see one, and this postcard was covered in them. The Conservatives claim they want to cut…

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HARLOW’S Conservative Councillors are demanding answers from the Council over the Council’s “fraudulent” request for gas and electrical safety certificates from leaseholders.  The strongly worded letter from the Conservative Housing Spokesman, Simon Carter, to the Council’s Housing Portfolio Holder, Mark Wilkinson, comes in the wake of a…

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Dear Editor IT has been a month now since national newspapers revealed that the Conservative Party had accepted donations of £400,000 from a donor who profited from the misery of Terminus House. In that time I have written to the leader of Harlow’s Conservative group…

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A PLANNING application to make changes to the Pink Cottage on Commonside Road in Harlow is set to go before the planning committee. The application relates to the commercial part of the building, not the part in residential use. The proposal is to change the…

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A BRITISH healthcare company which operates across the UK providing private COVID-19 testing for airline passengers, private individuals and businesses, has called upon the UK Government to “stop sitting on the fence” over the continued lockdown on air travel restrictions. Covid testing provider Salutaris People…

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THE Harlow Conservatives have unveiled their team for the elections in May. On Thursday May 6th, there will be elections for Harlow District Council, Essex County Council and the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. There are two District By-Elections in Toddbrook and Church Langley…

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CRITICISM is growing over plans for Covid passports in England, amid fears they could create a “two-tier” society reports the BBC. Government documents released on Monday said such certificates – that prove if someone has had a vaccine, has tested negative or has immunity -…

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PRIME Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a traffic light system for foreign travel in an update on measures for easing Covid restrictions in England reports the BBC. The prime minister is to make a series of announcements on changes to the rules at…

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A BID to build eight new flats on top of Market House in the town centre has been submitted to Harlow Council. The application is for a fourth floor to provide eight new self-contained flats including external alterations. This is on top of the building…

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THE FORMER leader of Harlow Council has blasted the local Tories over their approach to the on going issue of fire safety in Harlow tower blocks and flats. Cllr Mark Wilkinson said: “I have been on this council for over twenty years and I have…

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Sirs, This is not good news just a repeated recipe for more congestion, pollution and gridlock. Like the developments along the A414 from the M11, the Hamburger roundabout, Clock Tower junction development, Gilden Way, Edinburgh Way and routes connected to J7a) is just another nail…

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IT is always a fitting tradition that a farewell speech is made to mark any councillors who will not be seeking re-election. After four years, Labour’s Shannon Jezzard will not be contesting the Netteswell ward. The young councillor has moved out of the area for…

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AMBITIOUS plans for an additional 50,000 trees, more electric vehicle charging stations and county-wide energy saving LED street lighting have been made by Essex County Council as part of its 2021/22 annual plan. The Council’s 2021/22 Budget and 12-month Organisation Plan, approved at Full Council…

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A PLANNING application has been submitted to turn part of the Harlow Leisurezone into an area for religious education. YH understands that the area in question is what was formerly used by Science Alive. If so, it was vacated a few years ago and has…

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PLANNERS, designers and developers have reacted with dismay to the government’s decision to push through an expansion of permitted development rights allowing the conversion of high street properties to houses despite vocal opposition reports Housing Today The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) described the move as…