Welcome

The Civic Federation exists both to represent our many members and to campaign for a better Bishop's Stortford: a market town that operates within its own limits to growth, with a thriving market, good schools within the town, employment and training opportunities and a place where we feel safe and can enjoy ourselves, whatever our age or ability.

We are NOT simply against development but FOR appropriate development that takes us towards our aims.

 

You can also email us or contact any of our committee members. For more details, including our objectives, see our About Us pages.

Draft District Plan New!

Shaping the Future to 2031

The Draft District Plan has been published and sets out those sites that could be used for housing development over the next 15 years across East Herts.

Public consultation is from Thursday 27 February 2014 until Thursday 22 May 2014.

The draft plan's proposals will affect Bishop's Stortford for the foreseeable future. Understand what is planned and have your say!

For more details, go to Draft District Plan Consultation details.


Draft District Plan New!

Shaping the Future to 2031

Draft District Plan Consultation Event New!

Saturday 26 April from 1pm to 4pm at The Charis Centre.
A drop-in session where residents can discuss the Draft District Plan with planning officers.

This draft plan contains proposals that will affect Bishop's Stortford for the foreseeable future. Make sure you understand what is being planned and have your say!
For more details, go to Draft District Plan Consultation details.


Current Campaigns

CAUSEWAY DEVELOPMENT BSCF PRESS STATEMENT

We are obviously disappointed that the Court did not uphold our case that the procedure which led to the grant of planning permission for the Causeway development was flawed.

But our main concern remains, as it always has been, that this is simply a disastrous development for the site. The flood protection arrangements are unsustainable, and the scheme represents a gross overdevelopment of this important conservation area location. The Federation’s view is shared by the Environment Agency, the town’s retailers, English Heritage and East Herts Council’s own Conservation and Drainage Officers. We hope that, even though the Court refused our application to have the permission quashed, the Council and the developers will think again.

We are very grateful to our great legal team and to the people of Bishop's Stortford whose generosity enabled us to pursue the case on their behalf.

24 February 2014

For more details, click the "Latest Causeway News!" button below or click here.