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.  This revision, like the original plan, is being created by a team of dedicated volunteers representing all sections of the Community and overseen by the Town Council. The principal changes that we are proposing comprise:  

  • New sections on Climate Change and the Town Centre
  • Extensive revisions to the sections on Green Infrastructure and Transport
  • Lesser revisions to other sections of the plan including changes so that policies (except site-specific policies) are the same for the whole town

To find out more you can:

We need your feedback.  You can comment by:

  • Completing our online form here (preferred method)
  • Emailing us at comments@stortfordplan.org
  • Writing to us at Bishop's Stortford Neighbourhood Plan, Bishop's Stortford Town Council, The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2ND

Please note that this is a consultation under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.  The six week consultation period commences on 8th February 2021 and ends on 22nd March 2021.

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