The hybrid planning application for Bishop’s Stortford South was approved by East Herts District Council’s Planning Committee on 20th March this year, subject to agreeing the S106 and planning conditions.


Once the planning permission is issued later this year, Countryside has further submissions to make to the Council on various ‘pre-start’ planning conditions.

In the meantime some pre-agreed surveys and investigatory work, including archaeological investigations, is taking place on site in preparation for anticipated implementation of the planning permission in Spring 2020’. In addition Hertfordshire County Council is carrying out archaeological works on site ahead of construction of the schools, the secondary school being the subject of a separate County Council planning application

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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