Last updated 1st October 2001
Housing Development In Hertford
The size of Hertford continues to grow as new houses are built, although only one in five of new homes is built on a greenfield site.
Last year, planning permission was granted to Barratt Homes for 218 new homes on the site of the former Addis tootbrush factory in Ware Road, which included permission for change of use, the site having been previously designated for industrial use.
The gated development, which will have pedestrian access and is currently under construction, includes affordable housing, underground parking, a gym and a children's play area. A water feature including a fountain and stream also forms part of the plans for the site which was levelled last Summer. For more pictures of the site go to go to our In Pictures section.
Other new housing developments that are currently underway include new homes in the town centre next the the Friends Meeting House in Railway Street, a small number of flats in Church Street and mixed homes on the site of the former East Herts Hospital in Stanstead Road. At least a quarter of these homes should be affordable housing for people on local authority waiting lists.
Recently completed developments include Rivers Reach, which lies behind St.Andrew's Street - on the site of the former Simpson & Pimm envelope factory; town houses in Ware Road, and flats next to the River Lee at Mill Bridge.
The Hertfordshire Structure Plan
The HSP covers the 20 year period from 1991-2011 and includes plans on housebuilding in the county. A public enquiry was held to discuss how many new homes need to be built in the South East and where. At present there is a draft figure for Hertfordshire of 69,900 for the years 1991-2011. more...
| In Pictures
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The South East Regional Planning Conference (SERPLAN) is an organisation that represents local authorites in the South East, including Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire. Herts County Council subscribes to SERPLAN at an annual cost of £53,000 to represent its' views.
Planning ApplicationsGravesons - 8 flats - submitted
Parker Ave - 21 flats - submitted
Gates - 24 flats plus offices
Park Road - 26 homes
Riversmeet - 21 flats
Railway Street - 9 homes
Ware Road - 218 homes
Ware Road - 6 town houses