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Masterplan for Bishop's Stortford South

High quality building design and safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists are among the key principles set out in a masterplan framework for Bishop's Stortford South.

­­­­­­­The masterplan, for land between St James' Way and Whittington Way, will help ensure that the development becomes a good place for people to live and work in, with excellent opportunities for green travel and places to play.

Designated for development in East Herts Council's emerging District Plan, the site is expected to provide around 750 homes of varying size, including 40% affordable housing, a new primary school and a future secondary school.

Community benefits will include a local centre, sustainable transport, green infrastructure, open spaces and an employment area. The masterplan has been drawn up by East Herts Council, site promoter Countryside Properties, councillors, community representatives and other interested groups.

High quality

Linda Haysey, East Herts Council leader, said: "This masterplan has been created in collaboration with all parties involved in this development.

It is an exciting opportunity to set out the key principles for the site so that we have a high-quality development that people will enjoy living and working in, and will be an asset to the town of Bishop's Stortford."

Once the District Plan is approved later this summer, developers will still need to apply for planning permission in the normal way. 

 

Key principles

Key principles in the masterplan include:

·        A green network which preserves existing features such as trees and hedgerows as well as the Hertfordshire Way long-distance path. New open spaces and play areas

·        Two schools, primary and secondary

·        Attractive neighbourhoods - six different parts, with streets and spaces that reflect local design and materials

·        A village hub with shops, employment spaces, schools and a care home centred around a village green

·        Encouraging non-car travel - safe walking and cycling routes, bus-only section of road, buses to be routed through the site, a new roundabout on St James' Way.

 

July 18 2018