On 26 January members of HAP met with residents living near the Nature reserve, adjacent to the Fennels, which is earmarked for the building of 23 homes in Harlow Council’s Local Plan. It is clear that many residents are unhappy that their Councillors and Harlow Council itself have not consulted them when preparing this plan and they voiced their concerns about the loss of this green space to the Party Leader Nicholas Taylor and Deputy Leader Alan Leverett.
Residents were able to point out a number of issues they would have advised the Council of had they been consulted. What is clear is that despite the recent flood prevention work undertaken nearby, this has not been effective and the land, which is on the flood plain is still saturated.
Residents have since provided HAP with further information and an update on the action taken by HAP will appear on this website in the near future.