We take our responsibility for engaging with local people and businesses seriously.

Wherever we can, we aim to take your views into consideration when we make decisions about things that affect you. 

For more information about our commitment to engaging with local people, you can look at our community engagement strategy (pdf)

The purpose of our community engagement strategy is to plan a way forward for engaging with local people and increase the number and diversity of people who engage with us, to help make Harlow the best place it can be to live, work and visit.

Current consultations

Harlow and Gilston Garden Town's 'healthy garden town framework' and 'sustainability guidance and checklist'

East Herts, Epping Forest and Harlow District Councils are working together with Hertfordshire and Essex County Councils to deliver Harlow and Gilston Garden Town (HGGT).

The councils are consulting on the 'healthy garden town framework' and 'sustainability guidance and checklist' to guide the delivery of sustainable development and support healthier lifestyles.

Theses documents will provide practical and technical guidance for developers and officers on how to achieve and assess high quality environmental, social and economic sustainability in the garden town.

The consultation will run for 6 weeks from 2 November to 14 December 2020 and the councils are inviting you to comment.

You can find more information and have your say on the HGGT website