East Herts Council is one of the three Local Planning Authorities responsible for the Garden Town project, with support from Essex County Council and Hertfordshire County Council. The Garden Town covers the entirety of Harlow District and extends to the north into East Herts District. It also extends to the north, east, south and south-west into Epping Forest District.
A large number of the new homes built as part of the Garden Town will be delivered on the strategic sites to the north, east, south and south-west of Harlow.
In East Herts, seven new villages will be developed as part of the Garden Town.