This week the council was able to sell the old swimming pool site as part of the Gateway project. We have really missed the swimming pool in Harlow since the previous administration had to close it due to the years of neglect and underfunding it had been through, but of course now we have our nice shiny new LeisureZone we need to do something with the old site.

And so as planned in the Gateway scheme it has been sold to developer Croudace which plans to build much needed new homes on the land. I think we will see a planning application, for the site, submitted to Harlow Council in the next few months.

No town stands still and the new homes will be very welcome by the people of Harlow who want to stay in the town but cannot find a home at the moment, and of course the sale of the land was one of the things that made the overall scheme to deliver the new leisurezone possible.

I hope that Croudace will plan the homes sympathetically to the area and not propose anything outrageous. I look forward to seeing their proposals.

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