Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

The Gilston Area is one of several sites allocated for development in and around Harlow, which collectively for part of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town designation.

How is the Gilston Area related to the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town?

The Gilston Area forms part of the wider Harlow and Gilston Garden Town (HGGT), which was designated a Garden Town by the Ministry for Homes, Communities and Local Government in January 2017.  

In total the HGGT will include the development of 23,000 new homes across new neighbourhoods to the east, west, and south of Harlow, and the Gilston Area to the north. 

East Herts District Council is working with Harlow Council, Epping Forest District Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Essex County Council and Homes England to plan this growing community and to ensure that development delivered is of the highest quality and is reflective of Garden Town principles.

Further details about the HGGT and its associated publications which are a material consideration in planning decision making can be viewed on the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town website

Please also see our Harlow and Gilston Frequently Asked Questions, which provide more detail about the Gilston Area and the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town.