PTE has undertaken extensive community engagement, and planning permission was unanimously granted last night, just 22 weeks from inception.
PTE’s masterplan transforms a 6 hectare site, originally dominated by surface car parking and railway sidings, into a town centre neighbourhood focused on a new station square and riverside gardens. Development includes 586 apartments, an 85-bedroom hotel, a care home, offices, shops and discrete multi-level car parking.
"Approval of the Bishop’s Stortford scheme is an excellent outcome that will deliver significant benefits to station users and the local community. This scheme is yet another example of Network Rail partnering with the private sector to unlock land to deliver much needed new housing, attract new businesses and support economic growth, awhile generating funds to reinvest back into the railway.”
David Biggs, Managing Director, Network Rail Property