Prentice Park set to get £3m regeneration.

Artist impression of the Prentice Park development

THE REGENERATION of Prentice Park in Potter Street will start next week, after they got proposals approved by Essex County Council for the refurbishment.

This regeneration plans to refurbish 15 homes inside and out, including council housing, new roofing, a new car parking area, storage facilities for shops to ensure mess is limited and transforming public areas.

The mid 1950’s post war shopping parade is in much need of an upgrade and alongside the Staple Tye developments it is showing Harlow Councils eagerness to show the town is improving and making sure that the residents get what they need most.

Creating new public areas and walkways, aiming to make it an open space. By registering with Secure By Design which is setting the standards for how developments can be secure and design out crime, a safe place for residents, shopkeepers and customers.

Google maps street view of Prentice Park

Councillor Tony Durcan, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration & Enterprise, said: “The work will not only transform a neighbourhood area that has been part of Harlow since the mid-50s but also make it a safer and pleasant place for people to live, shop and visit. I know for local residents and retailers this project has taken far too long, but the new year heralds a new start for Prentice Place. The neighbourhood centre will be part of Harlow’s future for years to come.

“During the work there will be some disruption to retailers and shoppers and we promise to work with them and do what we can to keep this disruption to a minimum.”

 

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Finlay Applegate

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