Following a request from East Herts Council, Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s Planning and Development Committee are asking the residents and schools of Bishop’s Stortford to help suggest new street names for future housing developments.

Last year, the Councillors suggested referencing the area’s heritage and military history, which have now been used for the new housing estates at St Michael’s Hurst and Stortford Fields.

If you would like to suggest some appropriate street names, email them to Sim Richardson ( along with a brief description. Following this, a short-list will be drawn up by the Town Council for consideration by East Herts Council and the developer. 

Royal Mail will have the final say to avoid overly similar addresses and decide on the suffix, such as ‘Way, Close or Avenue’.