Bircherley Green plan gets the go ahead to transform key Hertford site
Published 26th June 2020
Illusration of Bircherley Green plans - site outlined
An exciting phase in the life of Hertford town centre received the green light on Thursday (25) after East Herts councillors agreed the planning application for Bircherley Green.

Chase New Homes, which owns the site, had sought permission for 98 apartments in three buildings, an 86-bed hotel and commercial floor space. The application also includes alterations to the multi-storey car park and new bus station facilities.

Features include a roof garden on one of the apartment buildings, a bridge gateway linking two of the buildings, warehouse doors and hoist detailing, feature brick columns, black ironwork columns, and solar panels.

Speaking after Thursday’s development management meeting, Jan Goodeve, executive member for planning and growth, said: “I am truly delighted that approval has been given for the redevelopment of Bircherley Green, it will bring much needed social and economic benefits to our town adding both variety and vibrancy.”

Before making their decision, councillors had considered the quality of the design, the scale and height of the buildings, the impact on the Conservation Area in which Bircherley Green is situated, transport, accessibility and parking. 

The full report, planning history and background about the site is now available.