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Outline planning permission for Bishop’s Stortford South, and detailed permission for Phase 1 of the development, was granted on 20th December 2019. Now that planning permission has been granted by East Herts District Council for this 750 dwelling mixed-use scheme, and the terms of the S106 agreed, Countryside is looking to move forward with the first stage of the development of 142 homes. There will be further submissions to make to the Council on various conditions connected to planning before construction starts in earnest.

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Full planning permission granted for Phase 1 of Bishop’s Stortford South development.

Full planning permission was granted on 20th December 2019 for Phase 1 of Bishop’s Stortford South. Although there will...

Planning Application Submitted to deliver new District for Bishop's Stortford

A planning application has been submitted by developer Countryside for the development of a sustainable new community on...

Public Consultation to launch for Bishop’s Stortford South Emerging Master Plan

Countryside, a leading developer of new communities, is inviting Bishop’s Stortford residents to have their say on plans...

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Project Timeline
Initial site investigations
Preliminary work to assess site suitability
Development of high-level masterplan principles
The consideration of site opportunities and constraints, and the creation of landscape-led design principles.
Stakeholder early engagement - During 2016 and 2017
Initial engagement with interest groups and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. Pre-application discussion with officers and initial draft proposals emerge.
Public Consultation - December 2017 to February 2018
Presentation of emerging plans with stakeholders and the public to provide information and gather feedback.
Feedback analysis - February 2018 onwards
Collate and analyse consultation feedback.
Masterplan Framework endorsement - July 2018
Masterplan Framework endorsed by East Hertfordshire District Council.
Submission of Hybrid Planning Application - September 2018
Ongoing discussion with officers, statutory consultees and key stakeholders.
East Herts District Council formal public consultation
Formal period of public consultation run by East Herts District Council. The Outline planning application will ultimately be determined by EHDC planning committee. If permission is granted, detailed (Reserved Matters) will be drawn up and progressed for subsequent approval.
Acceptance of Hybrid Planning Application - March 2019
Following a public consultation period, East Herts District Council have voted to accept the plans submitted for the construction of 142 homes, and the provision for further development
Full Planning Permission for Phase One granted - December 2019
This relates to the first 142 homes to be built on the northern most part of the development.