Councils welcome Housing and Infrastructure fund bid for Harlow and Gilston Garden Town making next stage

Date: 
Monday, 26 March, 2018
Number: 
18-19

Please see below joint statement from East Herts, Harlow and Epping Forest Councils on this week’s Housing and Infrastructure Fund announcement:

East Herts Council, Harlow Council and Epping Forest Council are pleased that their Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Housing and Infrastructure Fund (HIF) bid has been approved by the Government to proceed to the next stage.

The Councils have bid for funding to improve the existing River Stort crossing and provide a new river crossing in the Gilston area and also to deliver some of the sustainable transport corridor for the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Project.

The next stage will be for us, along with Hertfordshire County Council and Essex County Council, to develop a detailed business case for this funding. This is a competitive process but we hope to be successful in bidding for HIF funding to accelerate infrastructure delivery for the Garden Town Project.