Community Right to Bid – Land adjacent to Deer Park

Back in July, with the support of 21 residents, Party Leader Nicholas Taylor made a Community Right to Bid to Harlow Council in respect of land known as Water Lane Playing Field, which lies adjacent to Deer Park. The Council had a deadline of eight weeks in which to respond and almost at the end of this period they have written back to say this application has been agreed and will be put on the Council’s register of such requests.

So what does this mean? Well if the Council ever decided to sell this land they MUST give the community the chance to buy or lease the land, which in effect means that it would never be built on.

This is only the second piece of land which has been entered onto the Council’s register since such applications could be made in 2011,

The Harlow Alliance Party believe the Council will never have the resources to build hundreds of council homes in the space of two or three years unless they sell off some of the sites identified in their Local Plan, hence the action the Party is taking now.

With the help of the Harlow Alliance Party another seven applications will be made in the coming weeks on behalf of residents living near Fennells, Jocelyns, Radburn Close, St Andrews Meadow, Barn Mead, Pollard Hatch and Hawthorns.

The Harlow Alliance Party, a Party for LOCAL people not POLITICIANS wedded to Westminster