Harlow is a town and local government district in the west of Essex , England. A new town , situated on the border with Hertfordshire and London, Harlow occupies a large area of land on the south bank of the upper Stort Valley , which has been made navigable through other towns and features a canal section near its watermill. Old Harlow is a village-size suburb founded by the early medieval age and most of its high street buildings are early Victorian and residential, mostly protected by one of the Conservation Areas in the district. In Old Harlow is a field named Harlowbury , a de-settled monastic area which has the remains of a chapel, a scheduled ancient monument. The M11 motorway passes through the east of the district, entirely to the east of the town. Harlow has its own commercial and leisure economy. It is also an outer part of the London commuter belt and employment centre of the M11 corridor which includes Cambridge and London Stansted Airport to the north. At the time of the Census, Harlow's population was recorded at 81, and its district had the third-highest proportion of social housing in England, There is some dispute as to where the place name Harlow derives from. One theory is that it derives from the Anglo-Saxon words 'here' and 'hlaw', meaning "army hill", probably to be identified with Mulberry Hill, which was used as the moot or meeting place for the district.
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Harlow is a former New Town in Essex with a population of 86, Located in the upper Stort Valley, it was built in the decades after the Second World War to ease overcrowding and London and provide homes for people bombed out during the Blitz. It includes Britain's first pedestrian precinct and first modern residential tower block, The Lawn. Old Harlow, the historic part of the town, was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Harlow bus driver accused of killing year-old passenger due to appear in court Harlow year-old John Childs died after he fell out of a bus. Essex weather: County set to be 'hotter than Barcelona' as temperatures reach a scorching 33C Weather Some of the areas are set to reach 33C. Essex weather: Mini heatwave coming to county with temperatures as high as 28C Essex News. Police issue appeal for help to find boy, 13, missing from Bishop's Stortford Harlow Ben Fountain is thought to have travelled towards Harlow. Stamp duty changes: The 10 most viewed properties in Essex since the announcement Harlow.
Harlow was built after the second world war to ease overcrowding in the capital. There is clearly money to be made. Guardian Money can reveal that one of the companies apparently making a fortune in rental income from two of the biggest office-to-residential conversions in Harlow, and a string of other developments in the south of England, is Croydon-based property group Caridon. Planning documents indicate some of its flats are less than half the recommended minimum floor area for a new home. It was only in May that ministers changed the rules so that offices could be turned into housing without planning permission — but this policy has already had a huge impact on towns such as Harlow and Crawley in West Sussex. In Harlow the council has identified 13 office blocks that have been converted, resulting in more than 1, individual flats. While on the face of it that might sound like a good thing when the UK is arguably not building nearly enough homes, some of these flats are very small, and the majority are located in industrial areas, which can throw up problems with access to public transport, schools, health services and shops, as well as road safety dangers and air quality. This has been converted into more than flats and opened its doors to its first tenants last April. The company also owns two-storey Templefields House, which according to Harlow council now contains flats, and houses a mixture of social and private tenants.