What’s New

Old River Lane Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

As supplementary guidance, an SPD does not have the weight of adopted development plan policies in the East Herts District Plan or Neighbourhood Plans; however it does have weight as a material consideration in assessing the quality of proposals as they evolve and in decision making on planning applications.

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council Neighbourhood Plan for Silverleys and Meads wards (1st revision) 2021-2033 and Bishop’s Stortford Town Council Neighbourhood Plan for All Saints, Central, South and part of Thorley (1st revision) 2021-2033

The Bishop’s Stortford Town Council undertook a limited revision of the two Neighbourhood Plans to bring them up to date. The principal changes that we are proposing comprise: New sections on Climate Change and the Town Centre Extensive revisions to the sections on Green Infrastructure and Transport Lesser revisions to other sections of the plan including changes so that policies (except site-specific policies) are the same for the whole town

The Goods Yard

The Goods Yard – BISH7 Planning Application 3/17/2588/OUT This development will not be completed according to the planning permission granted in 2018, primarily because Network Rail has decided to retain the siding close to the disused signal box. Work on a revised application and masterplan is therefore underway.

BSS - Wrenbridge at St James Way

Many people will know that the most controversial aspect of the Bishop’s Stortford South development of land released from the Green Belt for housing and schools was last year’s planning application by Wrenbridge for development of the large, 3.5 hectare, area of ‘Employment Land’ at the south-east corner of the site.

United Reform Church Hall, Water Lane

UPDATE EHDC has accepted our nomination of the URC Hall as an Asset of Community Value - the EHDC will now meet to discuss the nomination. We await their decision. Click link for Dr Emily Cole’s report on the URC Hall which has been open since 1915.