Planning Policy - Harlow Local Development Plan

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 2033. It will be a key vehicle in delivering the Council’s corporate strategies.

Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the programme and timetable for the preparation of the Local Development documents.

Iterations of the LDS:

Local Development Plan

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 (external website). 

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Essex Planning Officers Association

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.