STOP Harlow North appreciates that the various stakeholders in this area perceive the value of land in different terms. The landowners obviously have a financial interest, whereas local communities value the land in its current state as an environmental resource. These two views appear to be diametrically opposed, and in the meantime the area is stagnating as there is little incentive to invest in the land since it lacks a stable long term plan. Is there a way out of this impasse? STOP Harlow North commissioned a report in 2006 which sets out an exciting prospect for the area as ‘actively managed countryside’ which could meet both the landowners' financial needs and the communities’ aspirations.
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