Harlow Council is buying a large private residential development in the town in a move which will secure more Harlow homes for Harlow people.

The council has exchanged contracts with developers Hollybrook to buy the high-profile development next to the Burnt Mill roundabout.

The development includes 172 one- and two-bedroom apartments designed and constructed for private rental. The development also includes ground floor commercial space, 150 cycle racks and 142 residents parking spaces – 23 of which have electric vehicle charging points – and communal roof gardens.