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