Consultations

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)

Current consultations

Town Plan

Harlow Council is looking ahead to what Harlow will be like in 2047 when the town is 100 years old.

We have worked on a draft Town Plan which sets out a vision for Harlow and how the town could grow and develop over the next 26 years.

You can find details of this consultation and give us your comments on the draft on our Town Plan page

This consultation closes on 31 January 2022.

Town Centre Masterplan SPD and Public Open Space Standards and Biodiversity SPD

We are consulting on a draft Harlow Town Centre Masterplan SPD and draft Public Open Space Standards and Biodiversity SPD.

You can find details of this conultation on our supplementary planning documents page

The consultation starts on 6 December 2021 and closes at 5pm on 11 February 2022.

Planning validation checklists

We have updated the validation checklists we use as part of planning applications. There are separate checklists for major, minor and householder planning applications. By requiring information at an early stage, we can make decisions quicker and the quality of decisions can be improved.

You can give us your comments by email at Myharlow@harlow.gov.uk

You can also give your comments by writing to: Forward Planning, Civic Centre, Water Gardens, Harlow, CM20 1WG.

The consultation starts on 6 December 2021 and closes at 5pm on 11 February 2022.

Statement of Community Involvement

We are consulting on an update of our Statement of Community involvement.

You can find details of this consultation on our Statement of Community Involvement page

The consultation starts on 6 December 2021 and closes at 5pm on 11 February 2022.

Interim review of polling stations

We are conducting an interim review of the polling districts and polling places in Netteswell ward. 

You can find details of this consultation on our polling stations review page

The closing date for submitting your comments is 17 January 2022. 

Gambling licensing policy statement

Under the Gambling Act 2005, Harlow Council has to review and publish its gambling licensing policy statement every 3 years.  Our next review is due to be published by the end of March 2022.

We have updated the policy and prepared a draft gambling licensing policy statement (pdf)

You can give your views on the draft policy to us by email licensing@harlow.gov.uk or by post: Licensing Team, Harlow Council, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow CM20 1WG.

You need to submit your comments by 28 January 2022.

You can also request a hard copy or alternative format of the policy by contacting us by phone at 01279 446655 or email licensing@harlow.gov.uk