New to Newhall - but already smitten
Robert Halfon, prospective Conservative MP for Harlow, is one of Newhall's newest residents, but has already fallen in love with the place and all that it stands for. Rob, and his partner Vanda, moved to Newhall in November last year, and his enthusiasm for their new home is boundless. "I love it. It's the best house I've ever had in my life. It's so unusual, so clean and open."
Like many other Newhall residents, Rob and Vanda made an instant decision when they first laid eyes on their new house. "The moment we saw it, we wanted it," he recalls. As a Harlow and Roydon resident for many years, a Roydon Parish Councillor, and a passionate supporter of many important local causes such as housing, education, health and business, Rob of course was well aware of Newhall and the objectives of its founders, Jon and William Moen. "I think the Moen brothers are visionary. They have created something that really is like a village, but for the 21st century. It is unlike anything else around."
Now that Rob and Vanda are settling in, he is able to experience at first hand the benefits of this cutting edge development. Many of its ideals chime with Rob's own, particularly those relating to the environment and community. "I care deeply about the environment, sustainability and the countryside," he says, so Newhall's green spaces, areas of trees and inclusive ethos have special appeal for him. "Everything's done with great care at Newhall: the square, the trees, even the naming of the roads. It is a wonderful place to live."
Rob's involvement with the town of Harlow is many faceted. He campaigns regularly about issues such as anti-social behaviour, policing and traffic congestion, and works with volunteers, councillors and charities to solve local problems. Despite the problems, his affection for Harlow is evident. "It is an excellent town in which to live. It has heritage, great shops, the countryside around it, and a good community spirit. I am proud to be a parliamentary candidate for it."
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In many ways he sees Newhall as encompassing all that is positive about Harlow; the semi-rural setting, community life, unique modern architecture, peaceful atmosphere, the care and pride its residents take in it. But as well as all this, it is also home, and as Rob says; "It's so wonderful to come back to at the end of the day."
There is a wide choice of ultra contemporary homes currently available at Newhall. All are designed by award winning architects, and Newhall as a whole is highly unusual, offering innovative modern architecture, and a relaxed green lifestyle in a real community. Amenities such as schools, shops and a restaurant are in the pipeline, and will help to establish Newhall further as one of Harlow's most desirable neighbourhoods.
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