Alternative places to park when Northgate End closes
Published 28th January 2020
Old River Lane model plan
The next stage of East Herts Council’s project to revitalise Old River Lane will see the closure of Northgate End car park in April to make way for a brand new multi-storey car park.

Northgate End, which closes on Monday 20 April, will be replaced by a 573-space multi-storey car park, which will include charging points for electric vehicles.

The multi-storey car park is part of a new development to enhance this part of Bishop’s Stortford and bring forward a vibrant arts centre alongside an attractive public square, a mixed development of around 150 new homes, retail and commercial spaces.

In anticipation of the closure of Northgate End, the council created a new car park next to Charringtons House with 50 bays. 

Further car parking alternatives include:

  • The council is making available approximately 40 spaces in the Chantry area. The cost of a permit varies from £400-£600/year, depending on the location of the bay and how close it is to the town centre. Permits will be issued on a first come first served basis. For more details email see the following Chantry shared use page
  • A full list of council operated car parks in Bishop’s Stortford can be found here. The train station car park is also available.
  • For details of the bus services in the area visit, or
  • The Stortford Shuttle is a community bus service covering Thorley, Havers, Parsonage, the Herts and Essex Hospital and the Town Centre. It has been set up to provide services on routes not covered by the commercial bus companies and operates every weekday from 8am until 3pm. The bus operates on a ‘hail and ride’ basis where the bus will stop on request at the nearest safe place

Council leader Linda Haysey said: “We understand that Northgate End is an important car park for people who need to drive into Bishop’s Stortford but this new multi-storey car park is essential in supporting the local economy and the ambitions of the town.

“Although we encourage walking, cycling and public transport for residents and visitors travelling into Bishop’s Stortford, where drivers do need to use their cars we hope that the range of alternative options will help drivers to find other methods of visiting the town and using Northgate End.”