Harlow's transport infrastructure is set for a multi-million pound boost.

Next week, Essex County Council is set to approve an agreement with Hertfordshire County Council to unlock over £170 million of Government funding for new roads and housing developments in and around Harlow.

Essex County Council says the grant will fund transport improvements for Harlow's existing residents, and for the proposed 8,500 home development, Gilston Garden Town.

The county council will benefit from £42 million funding to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion in Harlow.

The council aims to deliver a new sustainable travel corridor linking the proposed Gilston development to Harlow town centre and the railway station, including a redesigned junction at Burnt Mill.

Plans are also afoot for a new junction at Cambridge Road, to connect the east of Harlow to the new development and also provide additional access to the Temple Fields Enterprise Zone.

Further plans are in the works for segregated cycling and walking routes across the town and two new crossings over the River Stort and the railway line.