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

Review of parliamentary constituencies

The Boundary Commission for England has published proposals for new parliamentary constituency boundaries.

This aims to make sure that all constituencies have between 69,724 and 77,062 parliamentary electors.

The proposals see an increase in the size of the Harlow constituency to include Broadley Common, Epping Upland and Nazeing.

You can view a map of the proposals for the Harlow constituency on the Boundary Commission’s website.

You can also submit your response to the proposals by viewing the map and clicking on ‘make a comment'.

The consultation closes on 2 August 2021.

Design Guide Addendum Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

We are consulting on a draft of the Design Guide Addendum SPD.

The consultation runs from 22 July 2021 to 16.59pm on 3 September 2021.

Street trading policy

We have published a new street trading policy, which we’d like to get your views on.

The policy has been developed to update and consolidate street trading guidance across Harlow.

The policy increases the number of licence conditions from the current total of 12 to 36. These conditions concern issues such as conduct, highway safety, nuisance, environmental impact and trading restrictions.

You can view all the proposed changes in the draft street trading policy (pdf)

You can send your comments by email to or by post to: Environment and Licensing Manager, Harlow Council, Licensing Team, The Water Gardens, Harlow, CM20 1WG.

The consultation closes at 5pm on 24 August 2021.