Check out the current live consultations from HGGT partners including:

  • Harlow Council – New Town Masterplan
  • Herts County Council – Hertfordshire Essex Rapid Transit
  • Gilston developer, Places for People – Gilston Park Estate


Harlow Council are looking ahead to what the town will be like in 2047, the centenary year of Gibberd’s original New Town masterplan.

They have worked on a draft Town Plan which not only incorporates the HGGT development but sets out a vision for Harlow and how the town could grow further over the next 26 years.

It’s important that Harlow Council get your views on the plan so that it reflects the ambitions and aspirations of our community.

Click here to get involved


Hertfordshire and Essex residents are invited to explore a virtual exhibition, attend online events and complete an online survey about the proposed Hertfordshire Essex Rapid Transit (HERT).

The HERT aims to deliver a step-change in the passenger transport network through an accessible, reliable and affordable mass transit system, connecting Watford and Hemel Hempstead in the west to Harlow (west Essex) in the east.

The HERT will connect people easily to where they live, work and visit and will support economic growth, improve the environment and positively impact existing and new communities.


Having hosted two events with over 130 people in attendance, residents can now visit Places for People’s virtual consultation space based around the first of seven proposed villages for Gilston plus designing the local landscape.

Click here for the virtual consultation


View the plans for a brand new public transport route for Harlow led by Essex County Council below:


How we travel in Harlow is set to change, following the launch of plans for the first in a series of new sustainable transport corridors within the town.

Led by Essex County Council, the ‘North to Centre Sustainable Transport Corridor’ will see the creation of new and improved walking, cycling and rapid bus transit routes between Burnt Mill Roundabout and Harlow Town Centre, helping create safer, greener and healthier ways to travel.

Part of £172 million of funding granted by Homes England to support the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town programme, the route will connect into the Gilston development in the north and the town centre in the south. Ultimately other corridors will be created connecting new and existing communities across the town.

Click here to see details and comment on the proposals for the North to Centre STC.


Our Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plan consultation ran from Wednesday May 12 2021 – Sunday 13 June 2021

Visit the consultation page


The planning and delivery of Harlow and Gilston Garden Town is an enormous task and is one that requires time, resources and input from a vast array of partners, organisations and community groups.

It is also critical to the project that we have the input of individuals, as well as groups and organisations. If you live or work in Harlow or in the nearby surrounding area, or if you are considering moving to Harlow at some point in the future, we want to hear from you!

Given the complexity of the project, there will be numerous elements of the project that we will be seeking your comments on over the coming months and years. The consultations will range from seeking your thoughts and comments on masterplans and planning applications; to seeking details of your experiences of using a bike or public transport, using leisure space and green spaces; thoughts and ideas on how open spaces should be managed; and how the project can benefit the elderly, children, and other groups in Harlow.

We will use this page to provide all the details of live and forthcoming consultations. We will also give an indication of future opportunities to have your say which you can expect to see coming up in the medium and longer term.


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