Current Council consultations

  • Local Development Plan Consultation - Development Management Policies
    Harlow Council is inviting you to make comments on the Development Management Policies document. The document forms part of the Harlow Local Development Plan, which will guide future development across the district and provide a regeneration strategy up to 2033. Closing date: 5pm on 7 September 2017.

  • Local Council Tax Support Scheme consultation 2018/19
    Harlow Council is considering making changes to the Local Council Tax Support Scheme (LCTS) with effect from April 2018 and wants to hear your views on the proposals. Closing date: 1 October 2017

Other council consultations

  • Gilston Area Concept Framework Consultation
    East Herts Council are running a consultation to provide their residents and stakeholders the chance to provide feedback on the draft Gilston Area Concept Framework. The Concept Framework sets out what the development could potentially look like and will be used to help create more detailed plans. This consultation will help support the proposed allocation of the Gilston Area within the District Plan. Closing date: 1 September 2017
  • A Healthier Future - Let's Talk

    NHS East and North Hertfordshire and NHS Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are the organisations responsible for planning and paying for local health care and
    making sure that our residents receive good care. They need to make the best use of the money available so that they can help as many people as possible to live healthier, longer lives, avoiding preventable illnesses. They want to hear your views about some difficult decisions on how they spend the money available to the local NHS. Closing 14 September 2017

Harlow Architectural Design Awards

Planning applications

Submit, view or comment on other planning applications

Get involved with the Local Development Plan

Harlow Council are working on a new Local Plan for Harlow. The plan lays out the strategy and policies that will shape the future of the town and it is vital that we hear your opinions on the document. You can keep up to date with progress and be notified when a consultation is taking place by signing up to the Local Development Plan Consultation Portal. Please note that by registering, you give consent to your personal data being held on a database. The data will be held for the duration of the new Local Development Plan up to and probably beyond 2031. You can opt to receive no communication by changing your settings in the Portal. More information on The Local Plan

Questions at Council meetings

If you live or work in Harlow, you can ask questions, directly and in person, to meetings of the Council, Cabinet and some Committees. More information on questions at Council meetings


The Council welcomes petitions and recognises that they are one of the ways in which people can let us know their concerns or points of view. More information on online and paper petitions


If you care for your community or have concerns about your neighbourhood, why not make your views heard? Residents can get involved involved in a variety of housing panels, forums and consultations

Licensing - notice of applications for premises licences

We will publish notice when an application is made for the grant or variation of a premises licence or club premises certificate, or for a provisional statement More information on current applications for premises licences

Comments, compliments and complaints

Harlow Council aims to deliver a first class service and we welcome feedback from you about the quality of the service we provide. More information on how to make comments, compliments and complaints

Harlow residents survey

Harlow Council surveys residents to help inform us about how our performance, where we need to make improvements and how informed residents feel about the Council and the things we do across a range of areas. More information on residents survey results

Other government consultation website lists consultation from other government organisations which you may be able to participate in.