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Project Timeline
Countryside is engaging in pre-application discussions with East Herts District Council, Hertfordshire County Council and other stakeholders.

East Herts District Plan draft Policy BISH5 sets out a programme for delivery of 750 homes by 2027 at Bishop’s Stortford South. All will be dependent on the outcome of the District Plan Public Examination and the adoption of it by East Herts District Council.

The stages in the preparation of an Outline Planning Application for development at Bishop’s Stortford South are as follows:

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.
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