Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, has reacted to the news that the Government has announced a £23.7 million New Town Deal for Harlow.
Mr Halfon said: “At the 2019 General Election, I pledged to Harlow residents that I would seek Government investment of up to £25 million to help regenerate our town centre and build an even better Harlow. I have kept that promise.
“After campaigning and working hard in Parliament, the Government has announced today that Harlow will receive £23.7 million to help regenerate our town centre, create an Institute for Technology at Harlow College, deliver much needed regeneration of Staple Tye and a crucial new road link at the Enterprise Zone. This investment will create hundreds of local jobs and opportunities for Harlow’s young people.
“I give thanks to members of the Harlow Towns Fund Board and especially Harlow Council Officers at the Civic Centre, particularly CEO Brian Keane and Jane Greer and her team, who worked tirelessly on the bid proposals to the Government. They are unsung heroes.
“This new investment comes on top of the £600 million new hospital, the £81 million new junction 7a, 7 major school upgrades, urgent upgrades for PAH, a £2.5 million upgrade of Harlow college - on top of the £12 million Advanced Manufacturing Centre, the multi-million pound Enterprise Zones and Science Park and the many other significant Government investments into Harlow.
“This is incredible news for our town and sets Harlow on the path to an even more exciting future. The Government investment announced today is yet more proof that we are building an even better Harlow. I will continue to do all I can to champion Harlow, work hard for Harlow and fight for Harlow in parliament.”