CONTEXT, VISION AND OBJECTIVES

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Comment

Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication

Representation ID: 6621

Received: 14/08/2018

Respondent: GLADMAN

Representation:

It is welcomed that the HDLP recognises the need to regenerate the town. However, as set out in Section 4 above, it is considered that the housing requirement across the HMA does not reflect the full level of housing need.
Concern is also expressed over the identification of a number of large scale garden communities in Harlow, Epping Forest and East Hertfordshire in order to deliver substantial housing growth in these areas across the plan period.
New Garden Communities are complex and difficult to deliver. Lead-in times are significant and the infrastructure which is required, often before development is commenced, has a considerable impact on viability.
Great care should therefore be exercised when considering the allocation of large scale strategic sites, especially when several are being proposed in a limited geographical area. This has proven to be the case in North Essex where the examining Inspector for the North Essex Plan has expressed considerable concerns with the Councils' approach to the delivery of Garden Communities.

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Comment

Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication

Representation ID: 6659

Received: 17/08/2018

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

The transport vision and objectives set out within the Local Plan are progressive and are a clear step change from the traditional private vehicle focused measures. Of key importance is the aspiration for a modal shift outlined in paragraph 2.34 ... There are also aspirations for a modal shift in travel, meaning 60% of travel would be by sustainable modes of transport...
For the level of growth proposed, the impact on the transport network would be acceptable if this 60% modal split is achieved. This is also recognised within paragraph 5.16 of the Pre-Submission Local Plan.
If the Local Plan is to deliver such a significant mode shift, the sustainable travel policies should be extensive and robust. The local Plan contains appropriate support for these policies, and outlines them within the objectives 13 and 14.

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Comment

Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication

Representation ID: 6872

Received: 31/08/2018

Respondent: Essex County Council

Representation:

ECC has identified that there is very little evidence base coverage of Harlow health portrait and key issues / challenges in early Plan sections, other than at paragraph 2.12:
'The population of Harlow, in comparison to the rest of Essex, is relatively young with 21% of its residents aged between 0-15 years, and the percentage of older persons living in Harlow is lower than Essex and England averages. The district has a higher than average number of lone parent households and higher overcrowding levels compared to the rest of Essex and England. Smoking and obesity levels in Harlow are higher than average, with physical activity rates lower than average'
Harlow Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2018-2028):

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