HAP is a year old!

The Harlow Alliance Party was launched on 26 January 2018 and within days began work to field three candidates in the local elctions held in May. New members have continued join the Party and at short notice HAP fielded two candidates at the local elections held in November. In all, over 550 residents voted for HAP in these elections and the Party hopes to build on this early success in the coming months.


During 2018 The Harlow Star produced a question and answer section for local politicians and HAP provided over a dozen responses, all but one of which were printed, raising the profile of the Party.


HAP along with over 180 residents objected to plans to build on a play area adjacent to Bushey Croft and held a demonstration at the Civic Offices on the night that the Planning Application was discussed. Councillors from both the Labour and Conservative Parties agreed to the officers recommendation to give Planning Permission.


The Party organised a petition objecting to Harlow Council’s Local Plan, which will see a number of play areas and open spaces being turned into housing developments. This was signed by over 380 residents, but despite this, to date these sites remain on the Plan.


The Party will be making representations to the Governments appointed Inspectors who will determine whether Harlow District Council’s and Epping Forest District Council’s Local Plans are compliant. These hearings are due to commence in February.

Harlow Alliance Party Launches

It’s good news for the residents of Harlow as the Harlow Alliance Party officially launched on January 26th 2018!

The Harlow Alliance Party believes that on local issues, locals should decide without national party political influence.

Party leader Nicholas Taylor said

“Harlow Council’s record when it comes to public consultation leaves a lot to be desired and in many cases involves information giving rather than consultation.  In addition, the forums which the council use are very much tenant based rather than resident based and the number of people involved in the whole process is very small.

The Harlow Alliance Party will endeavour to ensure that Harlow Council carries out proper and meaningful consultations with all residents prior to making decisions which affect those residents lives.”