Views sought on how the Council considers planning applications

Date: 
Thursday, 20 July, 2017
Number: 
17-40

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on how Harlow Council considers planning applications as part of planning for Harlow’s future.

Harlow’s proposed development management policies set out how the Council will determine planning applications to help support the Harlow Local Development Plan objectives, which are split into five themes: Placeshaping (the environment), Housing, Prosperity, Lifestyles and Infrastructure.

The development management policies make up part of the Local Development Plan. The complete Local Plan will be published for further consultation and submitted to the Secretary of State for examination in 2018. The Harlow Local Development Plan will guide future development across the town and provide a regeneration strategy up to 2033.

Consultation on the proposed policies runs until 7 September 2017. Residents and businesses can have their say and make comments by:

  • Posting comments to: The Forward Planning Team, Harlow Council, Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG

All respondents are asked to include their name and address when responding, as the Council cannot accept anonymous comments.

The proposed policies can be read at www.harlow.gov.uk/local-plan or viewed, during normal opening hours, at the Harlow Civic Centre, the Harlow Central Library and Old Harlow Library.

Councillor Danny Purton, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said:

“This consultation is an important part of the Local Development Plan. If we want to continue improving Harlow, providing much-needed housing and employment and creating new opportunities for local people and businesses then we need a Local Development Plan which supports Harlow’s development, aspirations and growth for the future.

“As we plan Harlow’s future, the Council will be making sure that Harlow has the right mix of new homes, business spaces, shops, education, health and leisure facilities to meet the needs of residents and businesses. We will also provide protection for the green spaces and the environment by making sure that new buildings respect Harlow’s new town heritage and any traffic implications are minimised. The development management policies support all these things by providing guidance on how planning applications will be assessed.”