Harlow Council

Our team has worked with Harlow Council for a number of years, most recently preparing an update to the retail and town centres evidence base. The study forms part of the evidence base underpinning the production of the Council’s new Local Plan, but will also be used to assist in the determination of applications for new retail and leisure development in the District.

In addition to qualitative health checks and quantitative need forecasting, the outputs provided a high-level consideration of development opportunity sites, and set out detailed town centre and wider strategic recommendations with which to plan for moving forwards. The study covered the entirety of Harlow District, with a focus on Harlow town centre and the supporting network of neighbourhood centres, and, to a more limited extent, the ‘hatches’ which meet local shopping needs.