Plans to build 18 new council homes to be considered

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Planning applications for two new Harlow Council housing developments are to be considered at the Development Management Committee meeting on 17 August 2022.

If approved, all 18 homes would be owned by Harlow Council and rented out to Harlow families on the Harlow Housing Needs Register.

The first application to be considered for The Yorkes, Tye Green is to build 6 brand new bungalows. The proposed development is on vacant land adjacent to a care home. If approved, the homes would be exclusively for over 55s and would be built using the latest technology to help the new homes deliver low running costs for tenants and deliver net zero carbon emissions.

The second application for Perry Road is to build 12 brand new apartments with space for retail and office units on the ground and first floors. The proposed development is on the former Lister House site in Staple Tye. If approved, the development would include 2 one-bedroom apartments, 8 two-bedroom apartments and 2 three-bedroom apartments with 2 apartments having wheelchair access.

The developments are part of Harlow Council’s housebuilding programme agreed in March 2022. The council plans to build hundreds of new houses, apartments, and bungalows for Harlow families. The first phase of the programme aims to build 99 council homes between 2022 and 2024.

You can view the agenda for the Development Management Committee