Community Right to Bid (CRB) – Where are we now?

Applications made by members of the Harlow Alliance Party (HAP) and residents living across the town have now seen nine areas of land placed on Harlow Council’s Register of Assets of Community Value.

FENNELLS                       ST ANDREWS MEADOW            DEER PARK

JOCELYNS                      RADBURN CLOSE           WELLESLEY

POLLARD HATCH                CHURCH LEYS                       HAWTHORNS

Six of these sites were on Harlow Council’s (Labour Party) Local Plan,  earmarked for development within the next twelve years or so until the Government’s appointed Inspector of the Local Plan agreed with the objections made by HAP and local residents and told the council on 18 December 2019 that the sites should be removed from the Plan.

If at any time in the future the Council look to sell any of this land (to raise money), they will have to give the local community the opportunity to purchase it as a community asset.

These are all good examples of what can be done when communities come together for a common cause.

If you want more information about CRB you can find it on Harlow Council’s website or by contacting HAP.