Residents from across Harlow and Epping are being asked to take part in a consultation that will contribute towards the design of a new Garden Town community.
Latton Priory will include around 1,050 new homes as part of Harlow & Gilston Garden Town.
Epping Forest District Council will be hosting 4 in-person events, this month and next, where residents can discuss a draft design code and put forward their views on the local area and what is needed to create a successful new community.
Saturday 28 October 2023
- 10am to 12pm at Thornwood Village Hall, Thornwood, Epping CM16 6NB
- 2pm to 4pm at Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow CM18 7BL
Wednesday 1 November 2023
- 7.30pm to 9pm at Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow CM18 7BL
Thursday 2 November 2023
- 6.30pm to 8pm at Thornwood Village Hall, Thornwood, Epping CM16 6NB
All the sessions are free and booking is not essential but anyone wanting to confirm a space can register their interest via tinyurl.com/LattonPrioryEvents
Residents who can’t make any of the 4 dates will be able to take part on the Garden Town’s new engagement platform via engage.hggt.co.uk from 1 November.
People across the local area without digital access can take part by phoning Epping Forest District Council’s Customer Services on 01992 564000 and requesting posted information.
Resident feedback on everything from travel and nature to recreation and socialising will go towards Epping Forest District Council’s Design Code, a set of design rules and guidelines that future Latton Priory developers will have to reference when seeking planning permission.
The masterplan for Latton Priory was approved by Epping Forest District Council earlier this year and includes:
- New secondary school
- Primary school
- Nursery and pre-school facilities
Land has also been set aside for employment opportunities for new, high quality jobs within the Garden Town while the masterplan also references health provision for the area.
This will be further defined once Epping Forest District Council receive a future planning application.
The masterplan for Latton Priory also includes extensive green and blue infrastructure to promote biodiversity and sustainable drainage along with large sustainable alternative natural green spaces to improve biodiversity and alleviate mounting pressure on the Epping Forest.
Sociable, vibrant and accessible neighbourhood
Garden Town Board Member for Epping Forest District Council, Councillor Nigel Bedford said:
The Garden Town is an exciting project and the Latton Priory development is one where residents from across Harlow and Epping can come together and help create a thriving community where future generations of their family might live one day.
Latton Priory’s location means there will be a focus on environment and connecting to the countryside so there’s real potential here for a sociable, vibrant and accessible neighbourhood where kids can play outside safely.
So do come along to our in-person events in Thornwood and Harlow. Your views, thoughts and opinions could make a real difference to how Latton Priory is brought forward over the next few years.
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