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Mrs C Law

Gilston Parish Council

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13th June 2019



Dear Sir/Madam


Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) and The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 (as amended)

The Adopted East Herts District Plan (October 2018) has allocated the Gilston Area for development to accommodate 10,000 homes and identifies improvements to the connectivity over the River Stort to support growth of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town.  Further information is available at

In respect to the above I give notice that Places for People Developments Ltd made applications on 17 May 2019 for:-

1.   Outline Planning Permission with all matters reserved apart from external vehicular access for a mixed use development of up to 8,500 homes for a part of the Gilston Area (Reference 3/19/1045/OUT);

2.   Detailed Planning Permission for alterations to the existing Fifth Avenue bridge (Reference 3/19/1046/FUL);

3.   Detailed Planning Permission for erection of a new road, pedestrian and cycle bridge (Reference 3/19/1051/FUL) and Listed Building Consent for works to Fiddlers Brook Bridge (Reference 3/19/1049/LBC).

The above applications (1, 2 and 3) are accompanied by an environmental statement.

Applications associated with the bridges (2 and 3) have been submitted to both East Herts and Harlow Councils and notices will be served separately.

The Outline Application (1) has been submitted to East Herts Council only and notice is hereby served of its consultation:-

APPLICATION:         3/19/1045/OUT

PROPOSAL:  Outline planning with all matters reserved apart from external vehicular access for the redevelopment of the site through the demolition of existing buildings and erection of a residential led mixed use development comprising up to 8,500 residential homes including market and affordable homes; retirement homes and extra care facilities; a range of community uses including primary and secondary schools, health centres and nursery facilities; retail and related uses; leisure facilities; business and commercial uses; open space and public realm; sustainable urban drainage systems; utility and energy facilities and infrastructure; waste management facilities; vehicular bridge links; creation of new vehicular and pedestrian accesses into the site, and creation of a new vehicular, pedestrian and cycle network within the site; improvements to the existing highway and local road network; undergrounding and diversion of power lines; lighting; engineering works, infrastructure and associated facilities; together with temporary works or structures required by the development.

AT:      Land North of the Stort Valley and the A414 Gilston Hertfordshire

You can view a copy of the application, plans, environmental statement and other documents submitted on the Council’s website at using the reference 3/19/1045/OUT. Alternatively you can inspect a copy of the application between the hours of 9am – 4.45pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays up until 09 August 2019 at the East Herts Council Offices, Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8EQ or at the Harlow Council Offices at the Civic Centre, the Water Gardens, College Square, Harlow CM20 1WG.

Copies of the Environmental Statement may be requested by contacting / 020 3597 1000 quoting reference No Q070563 (A cost of £15 will apply for a copy provided upon a memory stick, a charge for printing and postage will apply for printed copies).  Collection may be arranged through the Council offices (by arrangement only, no copies are held in stock).

Anyone who wishes to make comments on the application can make them online at using the reference 3/19/1045/OUT or in writing to East Herts Council at Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8EQ before 09 August 2019.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 the information you supply the Council will be used to process the planning application and any subsequent appeal (should one be lodged) and retained as per our published corporate data protection privacy policy which may be found here Data Protection - East Herts District Council. From time to time this information may be shared with other Council departments and / or outside partners to process your request as effectively as possible.

Due to the volume of mail received we are not able to acknowledge receipt. However, your comments will be passed to the planning officer dealing with the application. If you have commented we will inform you of the decision

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