About Newhall & Harlow

The large new residential community of Newhall, Harlow is an exciting place to live and residents are invited to play an active part in their neighbourhood. Newhall is ground breaking in the UK for its combination of well designed, award winning contemporary housing with a pleasant, green environment.

The development plan has adopted the principles of the late Sir Frederick Gibberd, the distinguished architect who planned the new town of Harlow after the Second World War. Gibberd divided the town into ‘Neighbourhoods’ that would become thriving and self-sustaining communities. Newhall can be considered the most modern and innovative of these Neighbourhoods.

The area used to be 250 acres (101ha) of farmland and woodland, which made up New Hall Farm, and the farm’s owners are still the current landowners. Their visionary aim is firstly to achieve the highest standards of planning, design and construction.

The second aim is to offer a high quality of life and wellbeing with a sense of community and space, a proximity to nature and good amenities for children and families.

Around 2,200 new homes are being created and up to 40% of the land is being preserved as unspoilt open space for leisure, pleasure and amenity. A wide variety of housing types combine with parking spaces and community facilities. Light commercial and retail premises are also planned to be constructed during the coming years.

The land at Newhall is being developed in phases. Phase I, in which you live, is complete, and comprises some 560 homes. Work for Phase II has now started, with key developments being undertaken by Bellway Homes & Linden Homes. We anticipate that there will be approximately 800 dwellings by the end of 2016.

The natural environment is being enhanced by the preservation of substantial areas of open space, including parkland, lakes and woodland. These areas will be known as the Estate Community Land.

Several community buildings are being created where residents can meet and discuss everything relevant to the communal areas, services and facilities. The Newhall Residents’ Association will be established in order to ensure that the original aims, objectives and ethos behind Newhall are retained and enhanced as the neighbourhood evolves and flourishes.

With so much open space, it is envisaged that everyone will live no further than about one block away from parkland or greenery. Streams, woodlands and grasslands will preserve and enhance a natural environment for wildlife.

Careful consideration has been given to the planning of the road systems and adjacent landscaping. As future phases are developed, footpaths, woodland, parkland, play areas and lakes will be created for the benefit of residents and visitors.

There are currently two play areas located on St Nicholas Green and a new one being built on New Pond Street. Another play area is soon to be built near the bridge in the woods – and others will follow as each major phase is completed. We envisage a further four will be constructed during the next few years.

A Community Centre will be created and will be available for hire as well as providing meeting facilities for residents.

Latest News

Minutes Of Meeting – Base

Please find attachment below, of Minutes Of Meeting for Base residents. 3rd feb 2022   Base Newhall - Residents Meeting Minutes 3rd February 2022

Minutes Of Meeting – Fusion

Please find attachment below for Minutes Of Meeting for Fusion residents. (10th Feb 2022)   Fusion - Meeting Minutes 10th February 2022 (Final)

Minutes of Meeting – The Edge (Linden)

Please find attachments for the Minutes Of Meeting for Edge/Linden Residents Meeting, and also Linden communication on works outstanding. The Edge Newhall - Residents Meeting Minutes 27.01.22 (final) Vistry communication on items outstanding at The [...]

Newpond Spring Wood – Works

A message from NHP in regards to works being carried out in Newpond Spring Wood.   The Wood is important: it is the largest area of woodland and most important natural habitat within Newhall.  In addition [...]

Newhall Resident Meetings

Please find below all dates, times and locations for the next Newhall Resident Meetings. The Edge: Thur 27th Jan, 7pm - Newhall Community Office Base: Thur 3rd Feb, 7pm - Coffee Base Fusion: Thur 10th [...]


Newhall continues to go from strength to strength as a thriving community, with new homes being built, wonderful new open landscaped areas being developed for the enjoyment of all, together with the arrival of a [...]