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Old River Lane: Bishop's Stortford Planning Framework Consultation

East Herts Council's purchase of Old River Lane, a key site in the heart of town, presents exciting new opportunities for Bishop's Stortford. Working with East Herts Council and the local community, Allies and Morrison has produced a new draft vision and planning framework for the town centre which sets out ideas for improving the town over the next 20 years.

Old River Lane - Artists Impression

Bishops Stortford Town Centre Planning Framework Logo : Bishops Stortford Town Centre Planning Framework Logo

The pdf icon Framework [8Mb] takes account of the town's current and future economic role and includes proposals for key development sites, improvements to roads and public spaces and enhancements to the historic town centre. It supports the preparation of the emerging East Herts District Plan and coordinates with the Neighbourhood Plans for the town centre.

Development Themes

 Public consultation has guided the development of the work and has helped to identify eight themes for the town

· Revealing and celebrating the River Stort; 

· Establishing a clear pedestrian network in the town centre;

· Rationalising vehicular movement in the town centre;

· Protecting and enhancing Bishop's Stortford's historic character;

· Improving the network of green and urban spaces;

· Creating a distinctive and quality retail offer;

· Delivering a new culture and leisure offer for Bishop's Stortford; and

· Promoting the town centre as a place for business.

 The document then focuses on three key areas in the town centre including proposals for Old River Lane; the central area around Allinson's Mill; and the area including the train station and southern river corridor. 

Old River Lane - Artist Impression Cinema : Old River Lane - Artist Impression of the Cinema

Find out more and send us your comments!

The Draft Planning Framework Exhibition runs until 08 December. At certain times the Exhibition will be staffed in order to help explain the proposals and answer visitors' questions. On Saturday 12 November it will be staffed by consultants from Allies & Morrison who prepared the Draft Framework. The dates and venues are as follows:





Jackson Square

Saturday 05 November

10:00 - 14:00

Opposite Wilko


Thursday 10 November

10:00 - 14:00



Saturday 12 November

10:00 - 15:00

Allies & Morrison

Charringtons House

Thursday 17 November

10:00 - 14:00

In Reception Area


Monday 21 November

11:00 - 13:30


The Rhodes Centre

Thursday 24 November

10:00 - 14:00

Off Reception Area


Saturday 26 November

10:00 - 14:00



Thursday 01 December

10:00 - 14:00


Christmas market

Saturday 03 December

9:00 - 16:00


Jackson Square

Monday 05 December

10:00 - 14:00

Opposite Wilko


Thursday 08 December

10:00 - 14:00



The exhibition will be in place, but not staffed, at other times on the following dates:

31st October - 13th November in Jackson Square Shopping Centre

14th November - 18th November in Charringtons House

21st November - 23rd November in Charringtons House

24th November - 2nd December in the Rhodes Arts Centre

5th December - 8th December in Jackson Square Shopping Centre

View the planning framework document and the summary exhibition in the downloads section below, before completing the online survey.

We've also included the relevant page numbers of the framework next to each set of questions to make it easier.

Old River Lane- Artists Impression Adderly Road : Old River Lane- Artists Impression Adderly Road

Further questions about Old River Lane: Bishop's Stortford Planning Framework Consultation

e: stephen.tapper@eastherts.gov.uk

t: 01279 655261

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