Harlow is a hot spot for new homes and jobs, offering affordability in a brilliantly connected location, under 30 minutes from London.
Most people are surprised at just how green Harlow is, both within the town and in the surrounding countryside. With a focus on healthy living and well-being, Harlow provides modern families with a lifestyle choice. Young, aspirational couples and established career professionals can build positive futures in one of the most economically productive and fastest growing areas of the UK.
As part of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town project, 16,000 new homes will be built by 2033 and a further 7,000 will be built in the Gilston area beyond 2033. This new development will add lots of additional choice of excellent places to live, including town centre apartments, beautiful new urban communities, and a series of brand new villages, with vast areas of open space and the River Stort Valley on the door step.
Harlow and Gilston Garden Town
Harlow and Gilston Garden Town provides Harlow with one of the most exciting growth opportunities of any place in the UK.
The Garden Town encompasses all of Harlow and, by 2033, will offer an additional 16,000 homes in new neighbourhoods, established to the east, west and south of Harlow, along with seven new villages to the north. It lies across three District boundaries: Harlow, Epping Forest District and East Hertfordshire, and sits across two counties: Essex and Hertfordshire.
Once complete, the growth planned as part of the Garden Town will increase the number of homes currently in Harlow from approximately 37,000 to approximately 60,000.
As part of the proposed growth, there will be major investment in transport, jobs and community infrastructure, including schools and health facilities, to support new and existing residents in the Harlow area.
The scale and quality of this new development will allow Harlow to realise its strategic potential within the London to Cambridge Innovation Corridor and to play a vital part in the regional economy.