Core Strategy Issues and Options Consultation Document (Read-only)
Harlow was created in the 1940's as a place of aspiration, where families and businesses could come for a better quality of life with a range of state-of-the-art facilities. It provided an opportunity for thousands of people to build a new life in better homes and in better surroundings. The Council wants the emerging Local Development Framework to continue this theme, ensuring Harlow develops as the place to choose for a better way of life and to do business.
Harlow was never meant to stand still and needs to evolve to meet the changing needs of the community. Today the town is in need of regeneration. The provision of new housing linked to economic growth and infrastructure improvements is central to this.
Future growth in and around the town will need to recognise and respect Harlow's setting and be delivered alongside a wide range of infrastructure to ensure the long term success of the town.
The Local Development Framework, particularly the Core Strategy, will be the key to delivering our aspirations for the town as it will set out the planning framework to secure sustained investment to underpin regeneration.
The Council is committed to ensuring the Core Strategy and wider Local Development Framework reflects local needs and aspirations. This consultation provides an opportunity for you to comment on the development of the strategy.
This is only the first stage in the preparation of the Core Strategy so there will be other opportunities for you to comment as it develops. The Council will continue to work in partnership with public, private, the voluntary sector and with the community to ensure the most appropriate strategy is developed and the regeneration and renewal of the town is a success.
Leader of the Council