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Creating new residential parking spaces

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Harlow Council has begun work on removing unused and under occupied garages and hardstandings in council estates to create more parking spaces and alleviate congestion.

Through our open parking programme, we have already developed 118 new residential open parking spaces across Harlow, with further spaces planned.

Work began on the programme at the end of last year with 88 new parking spaces created from hardstandings in Shawbridge, Church End, Red Willow and Brenthall Towers.

The new spaces in Brenthall Towers will accompany the conversion of Potter Street neighbourhood office, which will see an additional 38 parking spaces, 3 electric vehicle charging points and 2 disability bays. 

At the beginning of this year, 30 new parking spaces were created from garages in Wharley Hook and Glebelands.

As part of the programme, tenants renting one of the demolished garages or hardstandings will be given the opportunity to transfer to another available space.

We are currently working to create a further 93 new spaces. This includes 30 in The Readings, 12 in Hollyfield, 7 in Cooks Spinney and 12 in Quarry Spring, all created through demolishing garage blocks, and another 32 in Guilfords from former hardstandings.

We also plan to transform garages in Rundells, Rushes Mead, Joyners Field and Tilbury Mead, which will see further spaces created.