Evidence Base

East Herts Council has collated an evidence base to support the District Plan and to inform planning decisions. These documents themselves do not form the Council's Planning Policies. Technical work is often undertaken on a district wide basis or in partnership with neighbouring authorities and in some instances the work is prepared by independent consultants acting on behalf of the Council.
Community Facilities
Document Author/Source Year

Part 1: Open Spaces and Sports Facilities Assessment Technical Study- Background and Context [2MB]

Part 2: Open Spaces and Sports Facilities Assessment Technical Study- Built Facilities Strategy [33MB] Appendices [1MB]

Part 3: Playing Pitch Strategy [2MB] Executive Summary [562KB]

Part 4: Open Spaces Assessment [6MB] Appendices [28MB]

Nortoft 2017

Bishop's Stortford North Section 106 Sports Investment Strategy [1MB]

Ploszajski Lynch 2015

East Herts Assessment of Sports Facilities [2MB]

East Herts Council 2011

Playing Pitch Strategy and Outdoor Sports Audit- Strategy Report [1MB]

Knight Kavanagh and Page 2010
Playing Pitch Strategy and Outdoor Spots Audit- Assessment Report [4MB] Knight Kavanagh and Page

2010

Employment & Retail
Document Author/Source Year

Hertford and Ware Employment Study [3MB]

Wessex Economics 2016

Economic Evidence to Support the Development of the OAHN for West Essex and East Herts [2MB]

Hardisty Jones Associates 2015

Buntingford Employment Study [1MB]

Wessex Economics 2014

Retail and Town Centres- Critical Friend Appraisal [720KB]

Peter Brett Associates 2014

Retail and Town Centres Study (update) [14MB]

Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners 2013

Town Wide Employment Study for Bishop's Stortford [3MB]

Wessex Economics 2013

Employment Land Review Update [7MB]

Halcrow 2013

Employment Forecasts and Strategic Economic Development Advice [992KB]

DTZ 2012
Environment
Document Author/Source Year

East Hertfordshire Level 1 and 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment- Addendum [1MB]

Appendix A- Historical Flood Mapping [44MB] Appendix B- Flood Zones [47MB]

JBA Consulting 2017

East Hertfordshire Level 1 and 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment [8MB]

Appendix A- Water Courses [44MB] Appendix C- Climate Change [44MB] Appendix D- Surface Water Flooding [56MB] Appendix E- Ground Water Flooding [50MB] Appendix F- Flood Warning Coverage [56MB] Appendix G- Reservoir Mapping [56MB] Appendix H- JFlow Technical Summary [337KB] Appendix I- Level 2 Summary [5MB]

JBA Consulting 2016

East Hertfordshire Strategic Flood Risk Assessment- Sequential and Exception Test Technical Note [334KB]

JBA Consulting 2016

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) [3MB]

Aecom 2016

Panshanger Park and Environs Heritage Impact Assessment [61MB]

Beacon Planning 2016

Air Quality Planning Guidance Document [1MB]

East Herts Council 2016
Wildlife Sites Ratification Report [543KB] Hertfordshire Environmental Records Centre 2014
Wildlife Sites Inventory [1MB] Hertfordshire Biological Records Centre 2013

Green Infrastructure Plan [9MB]

Land Use Consultants 2011

Hertfordshire Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Technical Study [63MB]

Aecom 2010

Bishop's Stortford Waterspace Strategy [7MB]

British Waterways 2009
Green Belt
Document Author/Source Year

East Herts Green Belt Review

Peter Brett Associates 2015
Housing & Population
Document Author/Source Year

Updating the Overall Housing Need- Based on 2014-based projections for West Essex and East Herts [606KB]

ORS 2016
Impact of Formation Rates on OAN- Based on ONS proposed changes to household projections [621KB]

ORS

2017

Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SLAA)

SLAA Online Mapping

East Herts Council 2016

Sustainability Appraisal of Strategic Spatial Options for the West Essex and East Hertfordshire HMA [3MB]

Aecom 2016

Harlow Strategic Sites Assessment [11MB]

Aecom 2016

Village Hierarchy Study [488KB]

East Herts Council 2016

Gypsy and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Needs Assessment (update) [523KB]

ORS 2016

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) [8MB]

ORS 2015

Housing Needs Survey [2MB]

DCA 2014

Gypsy and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Needs Assessment [926KB]

ORS 2014

Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Identification of Potential Sites Study [15MB]

Peter Brett Associates 2014
Infrastructure and Delivery
Document Author/Source Year

Hertfordshire Infrastructure & Funding Prospectus 2018-2031 [19MB]

Executive Summary [763KB]

Hertfordshire County Council 2019

Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) [5MB]

East Herts Council 2017

Delivery Study- Plan Viability, Affordable Housing and CIL [8MB]

Peter Brett Associates 2015

Delivery Study- Strategic Sites [7MB]

Peter Brett Associates 2015

Landowner and Developer Submissions

The Landowners and Developers of the allocated sites in the District Plan have submitted information to East Herts Council to support their site allocations. Please see the following pages

Settlement/Site Specific
Document Author/Source Year

Bishop's Stortford Settlement Appraisal [1MB]

East Herts Council 2016

Buntingford Settlement Appraisal [355KB]

East Herts Council 2016

Hertford Settlement Appraisal [2MB]

East Herts Council 2016

Sawbridgeworth Settlement Appraisal [1MB]

East Herts Council 2016

Ware Settlement Appraisal [958KB]

East Herts Council 2016

Villages Settlement Appraisal [365KB]

East Herts Council 2016

The Gilston Area Settlement Appraisal [1MB]

East Herts Council 2016

East of Stevenage Settlement Appraisal [2MB]

East Herts Council 2016

East of Welwyn Garden City Settlement Appraisal [695KB]

East Herts Council 2016

Gilston Concept Framework- Draft (Introduction) [9MB]

Chapter 2 [8MB] Chapter 3 [10MB] Chapter 4 [56MB] Chapter 5 [122MB] Chapter 6, 7 and 8 [6MB]

Places for People/City and Provincial Properties (in conjunction with East Herts Council) 2016

Bishop's Stortford Town Centre Planning Framework [85MB]

Allies and Morrison 2017

Hertford Town Centre Urban Design Strategy [13MB]

Retail Needs and Opportunities in Hertford Town Centre [1MB]

Baseline Movement Appraisal [6MB]

Tibbalds 2016

Hertford Mead Lane Urban Design Framework (SPD) [5MB]

East Herts Council 2014
Transport Documents
Document Author/Source Year

West Essex and East Hertfordshire Local Plan Modelling Technical Note 1: WEEH Forecast Methodolgy Technical Report [2MB]

Jacobs (on behalf of Essex County Council) 2017

West Essex and East Hertfordshire Local Plan Modelling Technical Note 2: Spatial Options A to E (March 2016) [8MB]

Jacobs (on behalf of Essex County Council) 2017

West Essex and East Hertfordshire Local Plan Modelling Technical Note 3: Stort Crossing/Northern Bypass Inital Testing [2MB]

Jacobs (on behalf of Essex County Council) 2017

West Essex and East Hertfordshire Local Plan Modelling Technical Note 4: Emerging Option [1MB]

Jacobs (on behalf of Essex County Council) 2017

East Hertfordshire Local Plan Support- Do Minimum Model Run Report [15MB]

Aecom (on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council) 2017

East Hertfordshire Local Plan Support- Do Something Model Run Report [7MB]

Aecom (on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council) 2017

Hertfordshire 2050 Transport Vision (Draft) [7MB]

Hertfordshire County Council 2016

Hertfordshire County Council Highways Advice- North and East of Ware [68KB]

Hertfordshire County Council 2016

Hertfordshire County Council Highways Advice- North and East of Ware [156KB]

Hertfordshire County Council 2016

Hertfordshire County Council Highways Advice- North and East of Ware [170KB]

Hertfordshire County Council 2016

Hertfordshire County Council Highways Advice- A414 [1MB]

Hertfordshire County Council 2016

Hertfordshire County Council Highways Advice- A414 [202KB]

Hertfordshire County Council 2015

Buntingford Transport Modelling Assessment [3MB]

Steer Davies Gleave 2015

East of Stevenage Development Test- Transport Modelling [12MB]

Aecom 2015

A414 Transport Strategy- Strategic Study- Feasibility Review- Stage 3 [82KB]

Aecom 2014

A414 Corridor Study Technical Note [102KB]

Aecom 2014

Local Transport Plan [6MB]

Hertfordshire County Council 2011

Hertford and Ware Urban Transport Plan [1MB]

Hertfordshire County Council 2010

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