Summary of references to North Weald in the Draft Regional Spatial Strategy, Chapter 5   (click on the document "Chapter 5")

P. 42         Para. 5.123

• restraint on development, except for provision for identified local needs or strategic transport improvements, in the following rural areas:

- Uttlesford district north of Stansted Airport

- east of the M11, with the exception of strategic growth at North Weald

- north of the Stort Valley, with the exception of the area north of Harlow required for strategic growth, and west of the M11

- a strategic green wedge to be defined west of Harlow

P.42     5.124

• link these regeneration-led growth areas via a ‘transport and regeneration led corridors’ approach to attract inward investment, and provide new public transport infrastructure to promote regeneration and service sustainable growth. This will provide a corridor of development up the Lee Valley, northwards through North Weald and Harlow towards Stansted Airport


P.43 Policy ST2

Local development documents will provide for at least two new strategic employment sites, one north of Harlow and another, of 25 hectares, in the North Weald area, phased over the period 2001-2011.


P.45  5.133 ST4 Strategic Growth Locations

Policy ST4: strategic growth locations

The sub-region will provide for a net increase of 35,050 new dwellings 2001-2021 in excess of existing capacity and commitments. Provision will be made at the following strategic locations:

Settlement/strategic location District 2001-2021

Harlow Harlow1/Epping Forest/East Herts                            20,700

North Weald Epping Forest                                                6,000

Broxbourne/A10 corridor Broxbourne                                      2,500

Braintree Braintree                                                               1,200

Bishop’s Stortford, North East Hertfordshire                            2,000

Great Dunmow area Uttlesford                                               2,650

Sub-regional total:                                                               35,050

Detailed proposals for development in these areas will be determined by local development documents or master planning studies.

1 The provision for Harlow Borough includes existing capacity and commitment

P.46    5.136

North Weald – the airfield and surrounding land provides a major strategic opportunity for mixed development on part greenfield/brownfield land. It affords potential for high quality mixed-use housing/employment development to attract inward investment and an enhanced economic base to stimulate regeneration of Harlow. The strategy makes provision for it to accommodate up to 6,000 new dwellings up to 2021


P. 47   5.137

Delivery of the strategic growth locations will require significant passenger transport improvements

along two axes:

• north-south, linking key centres including Epping, North Weald, Harlow East, Harlow town centre, Harlow Town Station and Stansted Airport


P.47  5.138

5.138 Major growth at North Weald will require improvements to junction 7 of M11 to facilitate access and

improved east-west movement. Development at Harlow East will require major improvements to the transportation infrastructure and public transport provision in Harlow. Transport improvements and the need for new road infrastructure will be examined in studies and be provided through local development documents, and will be informed by a strategic framework to be prepared.


P.48   5.141 ST6

• provision of park and ride facilities at North Weald and Harlow Town Station to provide for high quality passenger transport access to Harlow town centre and Stansted Airport

• provision of a high quality public transport link between Epping, North Weald, Harlow and Stansted Airport, with related route options for serving Sawbridgeworth and Bishop’s Stortford

• a study of longer term public transport access improvements between London, North Weald and Harlow


P.49   5.143

Pending this further work, the sub-regional transport strategy is to:

• support existing committed development along the main transport corridors (M11 and WAGN rail line, and A120 from Bishop’s Stortford to Braintree) to remedy the existing infrastructure deficit

• support strategic growth at Harlow/North Weald, Bishop’s Stortford and Great Dunmow


P.49    5.145 High quality passenger transport links, possibly using segregated routes, are needed:

• north-south from Epping, North Weald and Harlow to Stansted Airport, with related route options serving Sawbridgeworth and Bishop’s Stortford