Old River Lane Main Site Development

The vision of the Old River Lane is for a high quality mixed use scheme of exceptional design that contributes to the vibrancy of Bishop's Stortford, creates a new Town Centre destination and complements the uniqueness of this historic market town.

.The vision is consistent with the priorities of the Corporate Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

In parallel to the progress on the Northgate End development, the council has appointed Cityheart Ltd as the developer for the main Old River Lane site.

We will continue to work with Hertfordshire County Council, Bishop's Stortford Town Council, Rhodes Birthplace Trust, Cityheart Ltd and local groups as we move to the next stage of the master plan development to ensure we get this right for everyone in Bishop's Stortford.

Key elements of the plans for the site will include:

  • New arts and cultural centre
  • Housing
  • Retail/restaurant space
  • A new public square, pedestrianised areas, and clear walkways through to Castle Park