Neighbourhood Planning is the way for the local community to have a direct say in development.  Two Neighbourhood Plans cover Bishop’s Stortford (and a part of Thorley Parish).  These were completed in 2015 and 2017 and adopted following extensive public consultation and a referendum on each plan. These, together with the District Plan, contain the policies against which all planning applications are assessed. 

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is now undertaking a limited revision of the two Neighbourhood Plans to bring them up to date.  The principal changes that we are proposing comprise:  

  • A new section on Climate Change
  • Additions to the list of local green spaces (which are protected from development incompatible with their current use)
  • A comprehensive policy for the Town Centre
  • Amendments throughout so that policies (except site-specific policies) are the same for both plans 

Further down this page you will find the documentation which sets out these changes:

During the period 1st October-15th November we consulted on the changes that are being proposed.  Thank you to everyone who took part in the cionsultation, we are currently analysing the results and there will be a further consultation early in 2021. 

Documentation (Existing and Proposed Plans)

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