Work underway to deliver new homes in Harlow

24 May 2023

Work is underway on the construction of new homes at the site of the former Purford Green Junior School in Little Brays, Harlow.

This new development, which is being brought forward by Essex Housing, Essex County Council’s development team, will feature 35 new sustainable 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. All homes will have an ‘EPC- A rating’ thanks to the use of air source heat pumps and solar panels, and will include electrical vehicle charging points. The development will also include a ‘woodland walk’ as well as the retention of oak trees to enhance the open spaces that will be created as part of the development.

Dubbed ‘Oakview Walk’, the development received planning consent in June 2021, and Marfleet & Blyth was awarded the contract to construct the new homes in January 2023. Homes will be available to purchase off-plan next Spring with completion expected to follow later in 2024.

I’m delighted that construction has started on Essex Housing’s ‘Oakview Walk’ development, which will create good quality and sustainable new homes for residents in Harlow. This development demonstrates our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment through the use of heat pumps, solar panels and electrical vehicle charging, as well as creating well-designed homes and neighbourhoods that Essex residents can be proud of. This is a key milestone for the project and I look forward to seeing the scheme progress and welcoming residents into their new homes next year.

Cllr Lesley Wagland OBE, Cabinet Member for Economic Renewal Infrastructure and Planning