Harlow District Council is one of the three Local Planning Authorities responsible for the Garden Town project, with support from Essex County Council and Hertfordshire County Council. The Garden Town covers the entirety of Harlow District and extends beyond the boundaries into Epping Forest District and East Herts District.

A large number of the new homes that will be built as part of the Garden Town project will be delivered on the strategic sites which largely lie outside of Harlow’s District boundary.

However, the East Harlow strategic site does fall within Harlow’s District boundary – 2,600 of the homes on this site will be delivered on the land that lies within Harlow District (the site will provide 3,350 new homes in total – the remaining 750 will be delivered on land within Epping Forest District).

In addition, approximately 6,000 new homes will be built on smaller sites elsewhere within Harlow between 2020 and 2033.

In total, approximately 6,750 new homes will be built in Harlow District as part of the Garden Town project between 2020 and 2033.

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