A PLANNING application for a new restaurant in Harlow Town Centre has been by approved the Harlow Council planning committee.
A PLANNING application for a house in Mark Hall Moors has been deferred by the Harlow Council planning committee. The matter was discussed on Thursday November 11th. This was the first application where the matter of permitted development had been discussed. The application was for: Planning permission is sought a single storey rear extension. The […]
IF the proposals in the White Paper become law, then the right of elected local councils to decide on planning applications will be greatly reduced, if not abolished altogether. The Action Group says that the proposed changes will prevent the creation of stable, secure, diverse, and sustainable communities, and access to secure housing for all.
PLANS to increase the size of the mortuary at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have been submitted to Harlow Council.
A PLANNING application for an extension in a house in Kingsmoor Road has been by approved by Harlow Council’s Planning Committee.
AN APPLICATION into a rooftop terrace in Newhall has been approved by the Harlow Council planning committee.
PLANNING permission for a nursery in Old Harlow has been approved by the Harlow Council planning committee.
THE LEADER of the Harlow Alliance Party has quizzed the leader of Harlow Council over the future of Elm Hatch in Waterhouse Moor.
A PLANNING application by the “owners” of Terminus House has not been approved by the Harlow Council planning committee.
A PLANNING application to convert a redundant launderette into a daycare nursery has been put before the Harlow Council planning committee.
ndustry discusses the impact of potential planning reforms on garden communities
The Building Garden Communities programme, in partnership with SELEP (South East Local Enterprise Partnership), Essex Developers Group and Kent Developers Group, brought together a round table of experts on 24 September to discuss the government’s white paper on planning reforms and its potential impact on garden communities.
The round table discussed the current planning system, thoughts on the planned proposals, the importance of infrastructure and what they believed would be the key drivers for garden communities.
Key highlights included:
The need for a local plan to help drive development forward in a viable way
Better resource for planning and development departments in councils
A call for government to have a national policy framework for garden communities with their own infrastructure and funding plans
Infrastructure to be prioritised with NSIP (Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project) status to help move proposals forward.
The full report is now available to read here.
The round table was part of a wider programme bringing together experts from across the region to highlight the opportunities and challenges for garden communities with support from SELEP, Essex Developers Group and Kent Developers Group.
Participants included Victoria Hills, RTPI; Jonathan Buckwell, DHA Planning; Mark Curle, Essex Developers Group; Nick Fenton, Kent Developers Group; Tara Gbloade, Gbolade Design Studio; Liz Gibney, Lee Evans Partnership LLP; David Godfrey, Kent County Council; Carl Hockey, CHP; Brian Horton, SELEP; Guy Nicholson, Harlow and Gilston Garden Town; Alastair Pollock, South Essex Housing Group; Jeremy Potter, Chelmsford City Council; Andrew Taylor, Countryside and Rupert Warren QC, Landmark Chambers.
In the SELEP area, the government has already supported proposals for 134,600 new homes, along with around 90 hectares of employment land and 36 new schools, providing a third of the government’s planned garden community homes.
You can find more details on the programme at gardencommunities.co.uk
PLANS for 150 homes on Terminus Street are set to go before the Harlow Council planning committee.
PLANNING permission for 49 homes in the town centre has been approved by the Harlow Council planning committee.
COUNCILLORS across Essex have been lining up to raise concerns over the government’s proposed overhaul of the government planning system. They are especially worried about the changes to infrastructure levies, which they say threaten to be left at the door of taxpayers. The Government’s recent white paper sets out key principles for a new English […]
ON 19 September I wrote about Harlow Council’s response to the Planning Inspectors letter which followed a publication of a report from The Office of National Statistics predicting that the number of new households which would be created in the future was over 50% less than previously thought
PLANS for close to 50 flats in Harlow Town Centre are set to go before the Harlow Council planning committee. The application is as follows: Erection of residential building ranging between 7 and 9 storeys to provide 49 flats (26 x 1 bed, 21 x 2 bed and 2 x 3 bed) with associated parking, […]
A PLANNING application by a popular trampoline fitness company is set to return to the Harlow Council planning committee.
OUTLINE planning permission for the erection of three detached dwellings in Kingsdon Lane has been submitted.
THE government white paper ‘Planning for the Future’ was published on August 6th 2020. Its stated aim is to make the planning system for development ‘simpler, faster and more predictable’.
A BID to build a number of flats at Netteswell Hall on Park Lane has been submitted to the Harlow Council planning committee. An application was rejected back in August 2019. The new application is for thirteen houses and four flats. There has been a number of objections to the application. For example: Parking. There […]
A PLANNING application has been submitted for a property in Harlow Town Centre. The application refers to 3-4 The Rows, Harlow, which is just above the market square. The application seeks a change of use from a nightclub to an eastern european restaurant. The location has been a nightclub in various forms over the years […]
A PLANNING application for the installation of nine car parking spaces, including a disabled parking bay has been put before Harlow Council’s planning committee.
PLANS for a two storey extension to a house in Great Leylands is set to go before the Harlow Council planning committee.
A SECOND planning application for a property in Burnett Park is to be discussed at Harlow Council’s planning committee (Wednesday).