Countryside is proposing to develop a new community known as Bishop’s Stortford South, 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 emerging plans will 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.

Our formal consultation on the emerging proposals ran from 12th December 2017 to the 2nd February 2018. We are now working to collate and analyse feedback to support development of plans to ultimately form part of our planning application to East Herts District Council. We thank you for your feedback.

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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.
Proposal development and detail refinement - Ongoing
Ongoing discussion with officers, statutory consultees and key stakeholders.
Submission of Outline Planning Application - Mid 2018
Initial application is made to the planning authorities.
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.