The new Harlow Local Development Plan will replace the Adopted Replacement Harlow Local Plan and will set out the framework to guide and shape development in Harlow to 2031. It will be a key vehicle in delivering the Council’s corporate strategies.
Local Development Plan
- Development Management Policies Consultation
The Council ran a consultation on the Development Management Policies which will form part of the new Local Development Plan.
- Emerging Strategy and Further Options Consultation
The Council ran a consultation on a strategy which presents examples for how new housing development could be accommodated within Harlow.
- Evidence Base
- Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
- Previous Local Plan (LDF) consultation
Essex Planning Officers Association (EPOA) represents Local Planning Authorities in Essex to discuss planning issues affecting the whole of Essex, and produce planning guidance documents.
Planning Policy Newsletter
The Forward Planning Newsletter aims to keep residents, businesses and other interested parties up to date on progress with the new Local Plan, as well as other projects that the Forward Planning Team is working on. It is published on a quarterly basis.
Get involved with the Local Development Plan
In order to be kept up to date with progress with the Local Development Plan and be notified when a consultation is taking place you can sign up to the Local Development Plan Consultation Portal. If you have registered previously and wish to check, amend or remove any of your details, instructions on how to do so can be found on the Change of details form (pdf).
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.
Local Development Scheme
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the programme and timetable for the preparation of the Local Development documents.
The draft Pre-Submission Harlow Local Plan (Regulation 19) will be considered in the new year. The Local Development Scheme is accordingly in the process of being updated. If you are a consultant/agent and are registered on the Local Development Plan database, you will be notified when the new scheme is published.
Previous iterations of the LDS: