I posted the link to Wrenbridge's new drawings because I still trawl the internet with odd search strings to find if there is anything going on that no one has told me about. The source code for the page indicates that the drawings were loaded on or about June/July 2015. The strange thing is Wrenbridge have gone very quiet of late. Perhaps they meant what they said when they wrote to East Herts councillors before the first approval in April stating that if the plans were approved they would walk away. It seems that they have been working behind the scenes on a new application themselves. This is what they originally said about the river:'The regeneration of Bircherley Green offers an opportunity to reconnect the town centre with a revitalised riverfront. Our scheme aims to create both improved pedestrian links to the river, and an attractive river walkway with hard landscaping, trees and shrubs.'
The Vision and Strategy as being prepared by Tibbalds makes the regeneration of the river the core of its presentation. The degree of such might differ between them and Wrenbridge as the latter concentrate their further remarks on the number of apartments they will build.
As newgirl says you wouldn't know we had a river flowing through the town if you didn't stumble into it from Starbucks. Wrenbridge plans do not appear to redress this. On the other hand no one I have spoke to knows what is happening vis a vis Van Hages, Waitrose, Wrenbridge or Bircherley Green. We think someone does but no one has a friendly mole. Wrenbridge could come back, Waitrose may stay, Spurs may win the Premier League - who knows