In early September 2023, Harlow Council submitted new plans for the redevelopment of Elm Hatch. The plans included 6 brand new council homes and new retail units.

The housing scheme will cover derelict land, where the former Hummingbird Pub once sat. The scheme which is a mix of housing and retail units will also include off street parking, renewable energy and more.

The next phase includes a public consultation, taking place ahead of a formal planning decision being made. If approved, works on the site could start as early as January 2024.