The Community Right to Bid made by a HAP member in respect of the land south of Hawthorns has been agreed by Harlow District Council and will now be placed on their register of such applications.
The outcome of this is that if the Council decide to sell this land at any time in the future, to be developed for housing, then they will have to give the community six months in which they can put together a residents group who would like to buy the land. If successful, this would then mean it would never be built on.
This application shows what the community can do when residents come together, free from political interference from political parties wedded to Westminster.
This application is the fourth successful application made by local residents assisted by HAP, with others to come in the new year.