Still time to have your say on the Harlow Town Plan

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Residents, businesses and organisations have until 31 January 2022 to have their say on how Harlow should grow and develop over the next 26 years.

Harlow Council is inviting views on the draft Town Plan which sets out a proposed vision for Harlow in 2047 when the town is 100 years old.

The council says the consultation is all part of giving residents and businesses more of a say on their town and its future. The council wants the final plan to reflect the ambitions and aspirations of the community.

Councillor Dan Swords, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, says that local views will help shape a positive vision for the future of Harlow, he said: 

“This is everyone’s opportunity to have a say about their town. We have a bold, bright and positive vision to make Harlow one of the best towns in Britain to raise your family and to send your children to school; the best place to start a business; the best place to live and to be a place of aspiration, innovation and prosperity for all

“Harlow in 2047 is going to be a lot different to the Harlow of today. There will be a rebuilt town centre with a once-in-a-generation programme of neighbourhood renewal rolled out. Growth will be sustainable, planned and integrated with the existing town and underpinned by Gibberd’s new town principles. There will be a sustainable transport network with residents walking more, cycling more and using public transport systems. The Green Wedge and Green Finger network, as well as biodiversity assets, will have been retained and maintained.

“Harlow will be a world class digital area with ultra-fast broadband. Thousands of new, high-skilled, long-term jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities will be created. With the UK Health Security Agency located in the town, a modern hospital meeting the town’s healthcare needs, the Harlow Innovation Park and thriving Enterprise Zones, Harlow will be leading the way in health and science.”

Have your say 

A survey can be completed on the Town Plan consultation page or comments can be emailed

The autumn edition of the Harlow Times magazine included a survey which residents can still complete and send back.

Views can also be put in writing to: Town Plan, Harlow Council, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex CM20 1WG.

You can read a copy of the draft Town Plan on Town Plan consultation page

Copies of the plan are also available from the Civic Centre, Latton Bush Centre and Harlow libraries during normal opening times.

The consultation closes on 31 January 2022.