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Planning

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A BUSINESSMAN has pledged to reconnect his business with the local community. Mr Ferhat Ozkan was speaking at a Harlow Council planning committee on Wednesday night. Planning permission for a change of use to a supermarket and take away at the Pink Cottage on Commonside…

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A COMPANY’S planning application to be allowed to continue to store more than 200 London taxis on Green Belt land in Thornwood has been unanimously opposed by the parish council.North Weald Bassett Parish Council’s planning committee has expressed strong views over the use of the…

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PLANNING permission has been granted 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. It was passed unanimously at a meeting of the Harlow Council planning committee on…

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AN application to demolish a bungalow in Old Harlow and erect a replacement dwelling house is set to go before the Harlow Council planning committee. The application seeks planning permission to replace the existing bungalow in Hart Road with a two storey dwelling (4 bedrooms).…

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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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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 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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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…

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ISN’T the sale of Council Houses a policy forced on local councils by Conservative Government policy? If so then Councils are dammed if they build and dammed if they don’t. More quality houses to rent and many more truly affordable houses to buy are desperately needed:…

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A PLANNING application for five new homes in Stackfield has been submitted to Harlow Council. The application is for the erection of five new terraced houses on a former garage site. The houses comprise of two storeys and large rear amenity space at ground floor…

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PLANS for up to 80 dwellings in Wych Elm have just gone through a consultation process. The intention is to provide 80 apartments with communal and private amenity areas, as well as flexible commercial floorspace at ground floor level. The proposals comprise: 80 homes including…

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IT IS a rare thing to see Bob Dylan quoted in a planning meeting but he was on Wednesday as approval was granted for an on-line facility at Sainsbury’s in Harlow. The plans were approved despite objections from a number of sources. Cllr Mike Danvers…

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THE competition watchdog has ordered the housebuilders Taylor Wimpey and Countryside Properties to remove terms in contracts that have made it impossible for some homeowners to get a mortgage or sell their properties reports The Guardian. The Competition and Markets Authority has told the two…

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A PLANNING application for retrospective planning permission for a property in Burnett Park in Harlow has been granted. The matter was discussed at Harlow Council on Wednesday night. The two-storey extension permitted under HW/HSE/20/00047 includes three first-floor windows on the rear elevation, which are for…

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A PLANNING application for a property on The Drive in Harlow was rejected by the Harlow Council planning committee. The application was for a variation on permission already granted to allow the increase in roof ridge heights by 1.2m and inclusion of roof lights on…