Priority Estates

The Briars, Copshall Close and Aylets Field

We are regenerating The Briars, Copshall Close and Aylets Field (BCA estate) in Staple Tye.

We are working with home builder Countryside Properties Plc and affordable housing provider Home Group.

The £71 million scheme will replace outdated post-war bungalows, which did not meet Decent Homes standards, with a total of 343 homes, including around 200 affordable homes.

The new development will be known as Atelier, with street names linked to the sculpture’s located across the town.

Local residents and the residents’ association were involved in creating the vision, design and development brief for the regeneration scheme.

The approved masterplan was designed by award-winning Gardner Stewart Architects.

Within the development there will also be green spaces, new landscaping, improved cycling and pedestrian routes and a community centre.

Relocating tenants

We have given council tenants the choice of moving on a temporary basis and moving back onto the estate once the new homes have been built, or if they prefer, then they can chose a permanent move to an alternative Council or Housing Association accommodation elsewhere in the town.

The relocation is being undertaken in a phased approach.

All the residents of phase one and two have been rehoused and those in phase three are currently being supported with their future housing options.

More information on the Relocation and Home Loss Policies:

Phase One

Construction of the new development in Phase One started in 2016.

The first new tenants and homeowners moved into their new homes in autumn 2017.

The marketing suite and show homes opened on site in April 2017.

The following table shows a breakdown of the 103 homes that are being built in Phase One and who to contact if you are interested in any of the units.

Accommodation type

Number of units

Who to contact regarding these units

Private sale (Countryside & Home Group)

50

Countryside marketing suite

Shared ownership

20

Home Group

Social Rented

17

Harlow Council Choice Based Letting System

Affordable rent

16

Phase Two

All residents in Phase Two have now been rehoused, enabling the land in Phase Two transferred to Countryside and Home Group in April 2017.

The bungalows have now been demolished and construction of the new homes has begun.

Phase Three

All tenants in Phase Three have completed their Housing Needs Assessment, received their bidding numbers and are able to bid on properties in the Choice Based Lettings System.

Construction of the final phase of the redevelopment started in 2018.

Priority Estates newsletters

The following newsletters have been sent to affected residents on the Priority Estates: