Here’s your chance to join consultation on 2,500-home scheme

Latton Priory is being targeted for some 2,500 new homes (pic

Friday, September 20, 2019

A consultation has just opened on plans to build up to 2,500 homes and a business park at Latton Priory, south of Harlow.
The proposed development is part of the wider 23,000-home Harlow and Gilston Garden Town, which was approved by Harlow, Epping and East Herts councils in December.
The London Stansted Cambridge Consortium, formed in June 2013 “as a strategic partnership of public and private organisations” to “organise and promote the UK’s Innovation Corridor”, says: “Located along the northern boundary of Epping and the southern edge of Harlow, the site could form a logical and sustainable extension to Harlow. It was first identified as a potential expansion for Harlow in 1963.”
The site, around Latton Priory Farm west of London Road and the M11, was included as a potential development site in Epping Forest District Council’s Local Plan Submission Version 2017.
We are told on the dedicated Latton Priory website that “a strategic masterplan will be progressed” by the developers, CEG and Hallam Land, in collaboration with Epping Forest and Harlow councils, Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Board, local groups and the community.
Our input and feedback will be welcomed, we are told, and we are invited to “participate in the public consultation and input into how this high-quality housing and employment development can be delivered alongside investment into infrastructure, such as education, healthcare and transport improvements”.
The consultation opened on Monday (September 16) at, where we can “review information, ask questions and comment”.
There are two public consultation events:

  • Thornwood Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane, Thornwood, Epping CM16 6NR, on Monday, September 23, 3.30pm-8pm
  • First floor, Harlow Leisurezone, Second Avenue, Harlow CM20 3DT, on Tuesday September 24, 3.30pm-8pm

Exhibition boards can be viewed from Wednesday, September 25, at Epping Forest District Council’s Civic Offices, High Street, Epping CM16 4BZ, and Harlow District Council Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow CM20 1WG.
The consultation closes on Monday, October 7.