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Harlow Council set to announce new housebuilding programme

18 Mar Harlow Council set to announce new housebuilding programme

A major new quality housebuilding programme, which will see the construction of 99 council houses, apartments and bungalows over the next two years and plans for hundreds of more homes to follow, is set to be agreed by Harlow Council’s cabinet.

The new homes, built for Harlow families, will be constructed with industry leading technology and designs, in-line with the Gibberd principles and built in the “right places”. The new building programme has an ambition to be delivered by local SMEs and architects.

Commenting on one of the biggest housebuilding announcements set to be made by the council, Councillor Dan Swords, cabinet member for regeneration, said:

“Our proposed New House Building Programme will deliver the biggest council house-building programme for many years. We have already agreed as part of our Budget to invest £26 million towards a new programme and now we are going to build, build, build.

“Not only do we plan to be on site building 99 council homes all for council rent over the next two years, but we will revolutionise the way the council plans and builds homes, so we can carry on building council homes for many years to come. These new properties will be of the highest quality and will all be delivered with absolute value for money to the taxpayer.

“Our proposed programme will build the right homes in the right places and of the highest industry standards so we can truly improve the lives of Harlow families.”

Phase 1 of the New House Building Programme will see 99 new council homes built. These will all be let at council-rent to Harlow families and include new houses, flats and bungalows.
Phase 2 of the programme will see hundreds of new homes built across the town, with the aim to build new neighbourhoods that are fit for the future to meet the local housing need in Harlow.

The house building report will be discussed by Cabinet at its meeting on 24 March 2022. The agenda for the meeting is at: