September 2018 – Initial plans submitted for the development of Bishop’s Stortford South.

Countryside has submitted a Hybrid Planning Application to East Hertfordshire District Council for a new community on land south of the town lying to the west of London Road/Thorley Street and north of the St James’ Way bypass.

Countryside’s plans allow for a mix of uses on the site to support a sustainable community, and currently propose around 750 new homes including affordable housing, land for a secondary school, a primary school, a care home, a 4-5 hectare employment area, a neighbourhood centre, community facilities and areas of public open space.

Consultation on the emerging proposals took place from 12th December 2017 to the 2nd February 2018. We received 208 formal responses to the proposed plans and thank those who took part in the consultation.

The feedback received was carefully reviewed and helped to identify key priorities and considerations in the development of our final plans for submission. Find out more information here.

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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.