Promoting Economic Prosperity in West Essex

  rWorking for:

  • The creation of new business

  • The retention and growth of existing businesses

  • Increased inward investment and tourism

  • Sustainable economic growth and regeneration

The West Essex/M11 corridor offers an unparalleled opportunity, in close proximity to London and Cambridge, to deliver sustainable economic and housing growth. Nowhere else in the UK can provide that opportunity of access to two such world beating cities.

The Corridor works; it is founded on a real economic geography encompassing relationships with London, Cambridge and Eastern Hertfordshire. It is an exceptional place to live, with urban spaces such as Harlow at its sub-regional centre; rural towns, villages, countryside and suburban settlements along London’s Central Line. It is home to a highly skilled population, valuing both the quality of life that the corridor offers and maintaining cultural and employment connections with London and Cambridge.

With the M11 providing an economic ‘artery’ for the West of Essex and beyond, and Harlow at its sub-regional centre offering exceptional value for money as a business location, West Essex offers an unparalleled strategic opportunity for economic growth. Fast road and rail connections to London, Cambridge, and Stansted Airport provide superb access to national, European and global markets.

All this with an exceptional quality of life and environment, ranging from historic villages and market towns including Epping and Saffron Walden, to rural areas and ancients forests.

With over a quarter of a million residents, 14,000 business and 115,000 jobs, West Essex has the ability to drive economic growth for the benefit of the South-East region.

West Essex is made up of the districts of Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford. Harlow Council provides secretariat support to the West Essex Alliance.