PLANS to rejuvenate a town centre bus station have been given the green light with work set to begin soon.

The £15million major regeneration of the Harlow's bus station and Terminus Street area took a major step forward on Wednesday as councillors approved redevelopment plans for the area.

Works, which are due to start in the coming months, will deliver the entire redevelopment of the bus station and Terminus Street.

Councillor Dan Swords, deputy leader of the council, said: "This is another major step forward for the regeneration of the town centre.

"The bus station area will completely overhaul a rundown part of the town centre into a welcoming gateway into Harlow's new town centre.

"This has all been made possible by the government's £23.7million Towns Fund investment.

"This is truly a historic moment for our town as the regeneration of the town centre continues with construction work starting shortly.

"We are delivering on the council's commitment to renovate our town centre entirely and to restore pride in our town.

"We are continuing our work with all our other regeneration priorities for the town, like building new council homes, repairing existing council homes and restoring pride in the town."