Planning applications

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Following extensive consultation with local people, Places for People has now submitted amended planning applications for Gilston Park Estate which include:

  • An outline planning application for 8,500 new homes spanning six new villages along with supporting social and community infrastructure – schools, health and leisure facilities.
  • A full planning application for the Central Stort Crossing, enhancing the connection between East Herts and Harlow. The proposals widen the existing Fifth Avenue route to facilitate the creation of part of the Garden Town’s sustainable transport corridor.
  • Full planning application and listed building consent for a proposed new crossing of the Stort Valley, to connect a revamped Eastwick Road in East Herts with River Way in Harlow.

Together, these plans form part of wider ambitions for the 10,000-home Gilston Area development, which is part of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town designated by the Government in 2017. The Gilston Area was allocated for housing development in East Herts’ District Plan in October 2018, following years of local engagement. Although the Council is only consulting on the updated planning documents submitted in November 2020, we recognise that many residents would still find it helpful to view the complete set of documents from 2019. Therefore, this material can be accessed by clicking on the relevant links below:

2019 Planning Documents

East Herts District Council will soon ask for your views and the views of statutory consultees on the updated planning documents before determining the application. Any comments on these changes should be made directly to East Herts District Council through their planning portal by clicking here and citing the relevant application reference below.

  • Outline planning application ref: 3/19/1045/OUT
  • Central River Stort Crossing planning application ref: 3/19/1046/FUL
  • Eastern Stort Crossing planning application ref: 3/19/1051/FUL
  • Listed Building Consent ref: 3/19/1049/LBC

Below you can find the latest planning application documents which were submitted in November 2020 and are being consulted on. At the bottom of this page we have also provided the background information related to our community webinars that took place in August 2020.

2020 Planning Documents

Community Webinar Background Information

Responding to Feedback on Gilston Park Estate

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Community Webinar Presentation

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Drone Footage of Proposals

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Planning Applications Guide

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Community Engagement Summary (Aug-Sep 2020)

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