Verger’s House Response

A planning application has been submitted to East Herts District Council for the  conversion of St Nicholas Hall and the School Room and the first floor of the Verger’s House from A1 (retail) to C3 (residential) use to provide one self-contained dwelling and one first floor residential flat. There are no proposed changes to the retail frontage along St.Andrew Street.

Photo of The Verger's House in St.Andrew Street

St.Andrew Street falls within Bengeo ward and the BNAP Community Steering Group has issued a response to the proposals.

We broadly welcome the proposals in this planning application, subject to them being consistent with the policies in the draft Bengeo Neighbourhood Area Plan, and with relevant Local Plan, Conservation Area and Listed Building policies and guidelines.

Read our full response here

The public consultation closes on 8th October 2020.

Bircherley Green Response

We have submitted a response to the planning application by Chase New Homes for the mixed-use redevelopment of Bircherley Green in the town centre, including up to 4,694 sqm of retail floorspace, an 86-bed hotel and 70 residential flats.

We generally welcome the proposed development which will hopefully provide long term benefits for residents and visitors

Read our full response

Update 16th September 2020: Planning permission has since been granted for the redevelopment of Bircherley Green.