Evidence Base

Since 2007, Harlow Council in conjunction with partners has been developing an evidence base to underpin its new Local Development Plan in order to help understand the issues affecting Harlow now and in the future.

This consists of technical reports and studies on a range matters relating to the social, economic and environmental characteristics of Harlow.

The current technical studies, listed below, are in relation to the five spatial themes around which Harlow’s new Local Development Plan is being developed.

If you would like to purchase a hard copy of any of the documents listed below please contact Harlow Council for details and fees.

Place Shaping

Document Number
Document Title

HEBPS1

a

Green Belt review - 2016 (pdf)

 

b

Green Belt review 2016 appendices (pdf)

HEBPS2

a

Green Wedge Review - 2014 (pdf)

 

b

Green Wedge Review Appendices (pdf)

HEBPS3

a

Harlow Open Space and Green Infrastructure Study 2013 - Chapters 1 to 5 (pdf)

 

 

b

Harlow Open Space and Green Infrastructure Study 2013 - Chapters 6 to 9  (pdf)

 

 

c

Harlow Open Space and Green Infrastructure Study 2013 - Appendices (pdf)

HEBPS4

a

Green Infrastructure Plan for the Harlow Area - 2005 (pdf)

 

 

b

Green Infrastructure Plan for the Harlow Area - Maps and Figures Part 1 (pdf)

 

 

c

Green Infrastructure Plan for the Harlow Area - Maps and Figures Part 2 (pdf)

 

d

Green Infrastructure Plan for the Harlow Area - Maps and Figures Part 3 (pdf)

HEBPS5

 

Harlow Area Landscape and Environment Study - 2005 (pdf)

HEBPS6

a

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment - 2016 (pdf

 

 

b

Appendix A - Level 2 Assessment Detailed Site Summary Tables (pdf)

 

 

c

Appendix B - Watercourses in Harlow (pdf)

 

 

d

Appendix C - Flood Zone mapping (pdf)

 

 

e

Appendix D - Climate change mapping (pdf)

 

 

f

Appendix E - Surface water mapping (pdf)

 

 

g

Appendix F - Groundwater mapping (pdf)

 

 

h

Appendix G - Flood Warning Coverage (pdf)

 

i

Index map (pdf)

HEBPS7

 

Harlow Surface Water Management Plan - 2013 (pdf)

HEBPS8

 

Local Wildlife Site Review - 2011 (pdf)

HEBPS9  

Great Crested Newt Study Report - 2007 (pdf)

HEBPS10  

Stort Valley Feasibility Study - 2007 (pdf)

Housing

Document Number
Document Title

HEBH1

 

Strategic Housing Market Assessment July 2017 (pdf)

HEBH2

 

Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2015 (pdf)

HEBH3

 

 

Strategic Housing Market Assessment - Affordable Housing Update July 2017 (pdf)

HEBH4

 

 

Impact of Formation Rates on OAHN February 2017 (pdf)

HEBH5

 

Updating the Overall Housing Need Paper August 2016 (pdf)

HEBH6

 

London Commuter Belt Sub-region Strategic Housing Market Assessment: Update 2012 (pdf)

HEBH7

 

London Commuter Belt (East) / M11 Sub-region Strategic Housing Market Assessment - 2010 (pdf)

HEBH8

 

London Commuter Belt (East) / M11 Sub-region Strategic Housing Market Analysis: Viability Assessment - 2010 (pdf)

HEBH9

 

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2014

HEBH10

 

 

Harlow Urban Capacity Study - 2006 (pdf)

HEBH11

 

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment Need Summary Report August 2017 (pdf)

HEBH12

 

Essex Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment - July 2014 (pdf)

HEBH13

 

Essex Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment - November 2009 (pdf)

HEBH14

 

Assessing the housing needs of Essex Gypsies and Travellers in Essex - 2006 (pdf)

HEBH15

 

Sustainability Appraisal of Strategic Spatial Options for the West Essex and East Hertfordshire Housing Market Area 2016 (pdf)

HEBH16

 

Harlow Strategic Site Assessment 2016 (pdf)

HEBH17

 

Harlow Spatial Options Study - 2014 (pdf)

HEBH18

 

Generating and Appraising Spatial Options for the Harlow Area - 2010 (pdf)

HEBH19

 

Harlow Area Study - Master planning Principles and Sustainability Criteria - 2005 (pdf)

HEBH20

 

Greater Essex Demographic Forecasts 2013-2037 May 2015 (pdf)

Prosperity

Document Number
Document Title

HEBP1

 

Harlow Future Prospects Study – August 2013 (pdf)

HEBP2

 

Harlow Regeneration and Social Inclusion Strategy 2010-15 (pdf)

HEBP3

 

 

Harlow Regeneration Strategy Analysis of Needs (pdf)

HEBP4

 

 

Harlow Regeneration Strategy and Implementation Plan 2007-2009 - July 2007 (pdf)

HEBP5

 

Harlow Regeneration Strategy Consultants Report - July 2005 (pdf)

HEBP6

 

Harlow Area Investment and Renewal Framework - 2006 (pdf)

HEBP7

 

West Essex and East Herts Assessment of Employment Needs 2017 (pdf)

HEBP8

 

Economic Evidence to Support the Development of the OAHN 2015 (pdf)

HEBP9

 

Harlow Employment Land Review - January 2013 (pdf)

HEBP10

 

 

Harlow Economic Development Strategy April 2017 (pdf)

HEBP11

a

Retail and Leisure Needs Study 2016 (pdf)

 

b

Retail and Leisure Needs Study 2016: Plans & Appendices (pdf)

 

c

Retail Leisure Needs Study 2016: Household Survey (pdf)

HEBP12

 

Harlow Retail Study Update Addendum - 2011 (pdf)

HEBP13

 

Harlow Retail Study Update - 2010 (pdf)

HEBP14

 

Retail Frontages Study - 2018 (pdf)

HEBP15

 

Harlow Retail Study and Town Centre Health Check - July 2007 (pdf)

HEBP16

 

Harlow Labour Market Statistics - April 2009 (pdf)

 

Lifestyles

Document Number
Document Title

HEBSL1

a

Sports Facilities Study 2017 - Part 1 - Background and Context

 

 

b

Sports Facilities Study 2017 - Part 2 - Built Facilities Strategy

 

 

c

Sports Facilities Study 2017 - Part 3 - Playing Pitch Strategy

HEBSL2

 

 

Sports Hall Provision in Harlow - 2012 (pdf)

HEBSL3

 

Swimming Pools Facilities - 2011 (pdf)

HEBSL4

 

Playing Pitch Strategy 2009 (pdf)

HEBSL5

 

Harlow Play and Youth Activity Strategy 2009 (pdf)

 

Infrastructure

Document Number
Document Title

HEBI1

 

Delivery Study for Harlow and Surrounding Area: Infrastructure Delivery Plan – March 2018 (pdf)

HEBI2

 

Local Plan Viability Assessment, Affordable Housing and CIL Review – March 2018 (pdf)

HEBI3

a

Harlow Infrastructure Study - Stage 2 Report March 2010 (pdf)

 

b

Harlow Infrastructure Study - Stage 1 Report November 2008 (pdf)

HEBI4

a

Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Water Cycle Study Update 2018 (pdf)

  b Appendix A - Water Quality Assessment (pdf)
  c Water Cycle Study Site Tracker (xlsx)

HEBI5

 

Garden Town Water Cycle Study Addendum (pdf)

HEBI6

 

Rye Meads Water Cycle Strategy - 2009 (pdf)

HEBI7

a

WEEH Local Plan Modelling Technical Note 1: Forecast Methodology (pdf)

 

 

b

WEEH Local Plan Modelling Technical Note 2: Spatial Options A-E (March 2016) (pdf)

 

 

c

WEEH Local Plan Modelling Technical Note 3: Stort Crossing / Northern Bypass Initial Testing (May 2016) (pdf)

 

d

WEEH Local Plan Modelling  Technical Note 4: WEEH Emerging Option (September 2016) (pdf)

 

e

WEEH Local Plan Modelling  Technical Note 5: East Harlow VISSIM Study (pdf)

 

f

WEEH Local Plan Modelling  Technical Note 6: South and West Harlow Study (pdf)

HEBI8

 

Harlow Transportation Study - 2005 (pdf)

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Duty to Cooperate

Document Number
Document Title

HEBDTC1

 

Memorandum of Understanding: Objectively Assessed Housing Need (pdf)

HEBDTC2

 

Memorandum of Understanding:  Highways (pdf)

HEBDTC3

 

 

Memorandum of Understanding:  Epping Forest (pdf)

HEBDTC4

 

 

Memorandum of Understanding:  Objectively Assessed Employment Need (pdf)

HEBDTC5

 

Thames Water Greater Harlow Position Statement - June 2017 (pdf)

HEBDTC6

 

Thames Water Greater Harlow Position Statement - October 2018 (pdf)

Garden Town

Document Number
Document Title

HEBGT1

 

Garden Town Expression of Interest 2016 (pdf)

HEBGT2   Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Vision 2018 (pdf)
HEBGT3   Harlow and Gilson Garden Town Design Guide 2018 (pdf)

Others

Document Number
Document Title

HEB1

a

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document.pdf

 

 

b

Affordable Housing Sustainability Appraisal.pdf

 

 

c

Affordable Housing Consultation.pdf

 

d

Affordable Housing Adoption Statement.pdf

HEB2

a

Open Space, Sport and Recreation Supplementary Planning Document.pdf

 

 

b

Open Space, Sport and Recreation Sustainability Appraisal.pdf

 

 

c

Open Space, Sport and Recreation Consultation.pdf

 

 

d

Open Space, Sport and Recreation Adoption Statement.pdf

HEB3

a

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 1.pdf

 

 

b

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 2.pdf

 

c

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 3.pdf

 

 

 

d

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 4.pdf

 

e

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 5.pdf

 

 

f

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 6.pdf

 

 

g

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 7.pdf

 

 

h

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 8.pdf

 

 

i

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 9.pdf

 

 

j

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 10.pdf

 

 

k

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 11.pdf

 

 

l

Harlow Design Guide SPD - Part 12.pdf

HEB4

a

The Stow Neighbourhood Centre Design Framework SPD.pdf

 

b

The Stow Neighbourhood Centre Design Framework Consultation.pdf

 

 

c

The Stow Neighbourhood Centre Design Framework Adoption Statement.pdf

HEB5   Essex and Southend-on-sea Waste Local Plan July 2017 (pdf)
HEB6   Essex Minerals Local Plan (pdf)
HEB7   The Essex Design Guide.pdf
HEB8   The Essex Parking Standards: Design and Good Practice 2009.pdf
HEB9   The Essex County Council Developer's Guide to Infrastructure Contributions - Revised Edition 2016 (pdf)
HEB10   Harlow Council Corporate Plan 2018-21.pdf
HEB11   Harlow Health and Wellbeing Partnership Strategy 2018-2028.pdf