May elections

You must register to vote in the upcoming May elections before Wednesday 17 April. If you cannot attend the elections, you can apply for a postal vote before 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. Find all the key dates on our election news page.


Article 4 directions


Some areas of Harlow are covered by Article 4 directions. If your property is in one of these areas, you’ll need planning permission for works that would normally be covered by permitted development rights. You will need to pay a fee for this application.

There are Article 4 directions in Harlow affecting:

  • HMO conversions across the entire town
  • commercial and business (class E) uses in various locations
  • Mark Hall North
  • Morley Grove
  • Old Harlow