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CONTENTS
   
Chapter  
1 Introduction
2 Background
3 A Vision for Harlow
4 Aims
5 Sustainable Development
6 Housing
7 Economic Regeneration
8 Transport
9 Leisure & Culture
10 Natural Environment and Natural Resources
11 Built Environment
12 Regenerating the Town Centre and Shopping
13 Community Facilities and Public Utilities
14 Implementation, Monitoring and Review
   
  Appendix 1
  Appendix 2
 
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
   
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Consultation
1.3 Format of the Local Plan
1.4 Sustainability Appraisal
1.5 Supplementary Planning Guidance
1.6 Monitoring
 

CHAPTER 2 - BACKGROUND

   
2.1 Introduction
2.2 National Strategy
2.3 Planning Green Paper- Delivering a Fundamental Change
2.4 National Planning Policy Guidance
2.5 Regional Planning Guidance for the South East
2.6 Replacement Essex Structure Plan
2.7 Essex and Southend-on-Sea Minerals Plan and Waste Plan
2.8 Background Papers, Strategies and Plans
 

CHAPTER 3 - A VISION FOR HARLOW

   
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Local Plan
3.3 Vision
 

CHAPTER 4 – AIMS

   
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Aims
  1. Sustainable Development
  2. Housing
  3. Economic Regeneration
  4. Transport
  5. Leisure and Culture
  6. The Natural Environment
  7. The Built Environment
  8. Regenerating the Town Centre and Shopping
  9. Community Facilities and Public Utilities
  10. Implementation and Resources
 

CHAPTER 5 - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

   
5.1 Objectives
5.2 Sustainable Development
5.3 Protecting and Enhancing Environmental Wealth
5.4 Regeneration
5.5 Applying the Sequential Test
5.6 Mixed Uses: Integrating Development and Travel
5.7 Energy
5.8 Waste Reduction, Re-Use and Recovery
5.9 Water Conservation
 
CHAPTER 6 – HOUSING
   
6.1 Objectives
6.2 Introduction
6.3 Meeting the Housing Needs
6.4 Housing Allocations
6.5 Strategic Housing Site
6.6 Housing Needs
6.7 House Types
6.8 Affordable Housing
6.9 Special Needs Housing
6.10 Provision for Travellers and Travelling Showpeople
6.11 Existing Housing Areas
 
CHAPTER 7 - ECONOMIC REGENERATION
   
7.1 Objectives
7.2 Key Trends in Harlow Economy
7.3 Economic Development Strategies
7.4 Priority Area for Economic Regeneration
7.5 New Employment Land
7.6 Existing Employment Area
7.7 Retaining Existing Employment Areas
7.8 Regeneration and Intensification
7.9 The Knowledge Driven Sector
7.10 Economic Diversity
7.11 Mixed Use
7.12 Storage and Distribution
7.13 Education, Training and Childcare
7.14 Stansted Airport
 
CHAPTER 8 - TRANSPORT
   
8.1 Objectives
8.2 Introduction
8.3 Local Transport Plan Strategy for Harlow
8.4 Reducing the Need to Travel
8.5 Promoting Accessible Development
8.6 Transport Impact Assessments
8.7 Green Commuter Plans
8.8 Design in Reducing the Need to Travel
8.9 Cyling and Walking
8.10 Passenger Transport
8.11 Vehicle Parking
8.12 Road Planning
8.13 Traffic Calming and Management
8.14 Freight
 
CHAPTER 9-LEISURE AND CULTURE
   
9.1 Objectives
9.2 Introduction
9.3 Playing Fields
9.4 Open Space and Playgrounds/Play Areas
9.5 Retaining, Improving and Developing Recreational
9.6 "Wet and Dry" Sport and Recreation Centre
9.7 Football Stadium
9.8 Athletics
9.9 Rugby Club Ground
9.10 Indoor Tennis Centre
9.11 Wheeled Sports
9.12 Local Recreation Provision
9.13 Latton Farm
9.14 Water Based Recreation
9.15 Allotments
9.16 Public Rights of Way
9.17 Joint Provision and Dual Use
9.18 Arts, Culture and Entertainment
9.19 Golf Courses and Large Scale Open Uses
9.20 Rye Hill Park
 
CHAPTER 10 - NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
   
10.1 Objectives
10.2 Green Wedge
10.3 New Green Wedges
10.4 Metropolitan Green Belt
10.5 Extensions to Existing Dwellings within the Green Belt
10.6 Special Restraint Areas
10.7 Internal Open Spaces
10.8 Agricultural Land
10.9 Agricultural Housing
10.10 Re-use of Rural Buildings
10.11 Accessible Natural Greenspaces
10.12 Countryside Management
10.13 Trees and Hedgerows
10.14 Landscaping
10.15 Water Environment
10.16 Landscape Conservation
10.17 Biodiversity and Nature Conservation
10.18 Wildlife Sites
10.19 Protected Wildlife Verges
10.20 Protected and Rare Species
 
CHAPTER 11-BUILT ENVIRONMENT
   
11.1 Objectives
11.2 Introduction
11.3 Urban Design in the Built Environment
11.4 Achieving a Sense of Character and Identity
11.5 Providing a High Quality, Legible and Successful Public Realm
11.6 Sustainable Development by Design
11.7 Accessibility in the Built Environment
11.8 Crime Prevention and Personal Safety
11.9 Listed Buildings
11.10 Conservation Areas
11.11 Historic Parks and Gardens
11.12 Archaeology
11.13 Contaminated Land
11.14 Light Pollution
11.15 Noise Pollution
11.16 Air Pollution
11.17 Environmental Improvements
11.18 Design of Shopfronts, Signs and Advertisements
11.19 New Hall Plan
 
CHAPTER 12-REGENERATING THE TOWN CENTRE AND SHOPPING
   
12.1 Objectives
12.2 Retailing and the Local Plan
12.3 The Sequential Approach
12.4 Vitality and Viability
12.5 Town Centre and Regeneration
12.6 Town Centre Sub Areas
12.7 Town Centre North
12.8 Town Centre Central
12.9 Playhouse Square Site
12.10 Magistrates Court Site
12.11 Primary and Secondary Frontages
12.12 Edge-of-Town Centre
12.13 Neighbourhood Centres and Hatches
12.14 Change of use in Neighbourhood Centres and Hatches
12.15 The Stow and Bush Fair Neighbourhood Centres
12.16 Hatches
12.17 New Hall
12.18 Retail Warehouse Parks
 
CHAPTER 13 - COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES
   
13.1 Objectives
13.2 Community
13.3 Public Utilities
 
CHAPTER 14- IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING AND REVIEW
   
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Planning Obligations
14.3 Off-Site Provision and Commuted Payments
14.4 Further Guidance
14.5 Land Assembly
14.6 Enforcement
14.7 Supplementary Planning Guidance
14.8 Monitoring and Review
  MONITORING INDICATORS
 
Appendix 1
Glossary
Use Classes Order Guide
Current Planning Policy Guidance
 
Appendix 2

Vehicle Parking Standards (PDF 320k)

   
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