Capacity funding continues to support plans for Harlow & Gilston Garden Town

Date: 
Thursday, 14 February, 2019
Number: 
19-17

It has been announced today that Harlow & Gilston Garden Town has secured an additional £715,000 of capacity funding from Homes England. This announcement represents a confidence in, and commitment to, the ambitious plans that will transform the Harlow & Gilston area, providing much needed homes, jobs and infrastructure for existing and new residents.

Substantial work has already been carried out by the partnership to develop some strong foundations in order to achieve the Garden Town vision, including:

  • Adoption of the Garden Town Vision
  • Adoption of the Garden Town Design Guide
  • A draft Transport Strategy for consultation in the summer
  • A study on the delivery of Sustainable Transport Corridors
  • Ongoing consultation with residents, businesses and stakeholders
  • Site specific masterplanning
  • Preparation of a Garden Town wide Infrastructure Delivery Plan
  • Establishment of a Quality Review Panel

This additional grant will allow this, and other, work to continue at pace, helping us to create places that people will be proud of and want to live and work in.

Guy Nicholson, Chair of the Harlow Garden Town Board said:

“I am delighted that Homes England has made this additional investment into the Garden Town. It is a great testament to the collaboration and hard work that the Garden Town team, the partners and stakeholders have already achieved and all can be very proud.  There is no doubt that the Garden Town will deliver much needed new homes and be a great boost to the local economy. This investment enables us to draw on all of our strengths and aspirations and take the next step in realising the Garden Town with confidence.”