Overview

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. 

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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 are consulting on the changes that are being proposed and a further consultation will take place later in the year.  We need your input.

Documentation (Existing and Proposed Plans)

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