Essex

Harlow's new M11 junction 'may unlock town'

A new junction on the M11 motorway may ease congestion and "unlock" the town of Harlow for new firms, an MP claims.

Essex County Council has announced plans for junction 7a, north of the town.

The council, which is consulting on the proposal, said the current road layout had reached capacity.

Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow, said: "This junction will unlock Harlow and the potential that comes with its great location."

Councillor Rodney Bass said the junction proposal would help to promote "future growth" and "regeneration of Harlow".

The consultation runs until 31 January.

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