Harlow Town Centre Area Action Plan

Regulation 18 Issues and Options Consultation

Over the last year Harlow Council has been working with consultants and key stakeholders to produce an Issues and Options document which represents the first stage of formal consultation on the Harlow Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP). The document identifies the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the Town Centre and sets out different options for the AAP for the community to consider and explore. This reflects its location at the heart of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town and provides a planning policy framework that will guide and shape future development. Ultimately it will provide a firm platform to secure the town centre’s economic, social and economic regeneration.

The AAP will take forward the strategic policies in the Harlow Local Development Plan to provide a framework to guide the future regeneration and redevelopment of the town centre. It will also replace existing policies relating t to the Town Centre set out in the Adopted Replacement Harlow Local Plan, July 2006.

Consultation on the issues and options report (known as Regulation 18. Consultation) is taking place from Thursday 21 June 2018 until Friday 10 August 2018.

Documents can also be viewed in hard copy at the Civic Centre, Latton Bush Centre and all Harlow Libraries during normal opening hours.

How do I comment?

All comments must be submitted by 4pm on 10 August 2018. Any comments received after this date will not be considered. Comments can be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Using the online consultation portal (recommended option);
  • Complete the feedback form (pdf) and post it to: Forward Planning, Place Services, Harlow Council, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG or email it to myharlow@harlow.gov.uk. Hard copies of the form are available in the Civic Centre reception;
  • Send an email or letter to the Council with the data consent form; or
  • Attend one of the consultation events.

Exhibitions and consultation events

An exhibition summarising the Issues and Options report has been developed and will be on display at a number of locations throughout the town. In addition to the exhibition a number of consultation events are also being organised, providing you with the opportunity to speak to staff about the report. Keep checking the website as new events will be added as they are confirmed.


Consultation events (staffed):

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11am - 1pm - Harlow Civic Centre, Harlow Town Centre

Thursday 5 July 2018, 1pm - 3pm - Staple Tye Library

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 10.30am - 1pm - Harlow College

Thursday 12 July 2018, 2pm - 4pm - Tye Green Library

Saturday 14 July 2018, 11am - 3pm - Broad Walk, Harlow Town Centre (Part of the Heart for Harlow Charities Fair)

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 2pm - 4.30pm - Harlow Leisurezone

Friday 20 July 2018, 10:30am - 12:30pm - Church Langley Community Centre

Thursday 26 July 2018, 5pm - 7pm - Latton Bush Centre

Friday 27 July 2018, 1pm - 3pm - Learning Centre, Harlow Town Park

Tuesday 31 July 2018, 5pm - 7pm - Harlow Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow Town Centre

Friday 3 August 2018, 2pm - 4pm - St John's Arc

Tuesday 7 August 2018, 3pm - 4.45pm - Harvey Centre, Harlow Town Centre 

Tuesday 7 August 2018, 5:15pm - 7pm - Asda Atrium, The Water Gardens, Harlow Town Centre


Exhibitions (unstaffed):

30 June  - 2 July 2018 - Staple Tye Library

5 - 7 July 2018 - Tye Green Library

17 - 21 July 2018 - Harlow Museum

23 - 26 July 2018 - Tree House Children’s Centre, Parnell Road (Staple Tye)

27 - 31 July 2018 - The Meadow’s Children’s Centre, Harberts Road (Hare Street)

1 - 3 August 2018 - St John’s Arc, Old Harlow