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Five-screen cinema to replace theatre in Old River Lane project

Five-screen cinema to replace theatre in Old River Lane project

Five-screen cinema to replace theatre in Old River Lane project

21 January 2021

East Herts Council leader focusing on original rationale for ORL scheme: "The driving force for an arts centre was to refresh the town centre."


Will it be curtains for theatre plan as revised Old River Lane scheme is revealed?

Will it be curtains for theatre plan as revised Old River Lane scheme is revealed?

Will it be curtains for theatre plan as revised Old River Lane scheme is revealed?

09 January 2021

Press and public will be excluded when East Herts councillors debate how ORL project must change in wake of Covid-19 pandemic.


Address for new Northgate End flats harks back to site's history

Address for new Northgate End flats harks back to site's history

Address for new Northgate End flats harks back to site's history

07 January 2021

East Herts Council is building a six-level multi-storey as well as a four-storey structure with commercial space at ground level and 15 flats above.


Old River Lane arts centre opponents call for college to be built instead

Old River Lane arts centre opponents call for college to be built instead

Old River Lane arts centre opponents call for college to be built instead

16 December 2020

Local Labour Party wants East Herts Council to investigate whether there is scope for the site to be used for a further education facility.


Petition demands halt to Old River Lane regeneration

Petition demands halt to Old River Lane regeneration

Petition demands halt to Old River Lane regeneration

02 December 2020

The list of 600 names, compiled by Labour, Liberal Democrats and Greens, has been handed to Conservative-controlled East Herts Council.


‘I’m very excited about Old River Lane and the opportunities it will bring to Stortford’

‘I’m very excited about Old River Lane and the opportunities it will bring to Stortford’

‘I’m very excited about Old River Lane and the opportunities it will bring to Stortford’

12 October 2020

In the first in a regular series, East Herts Council leader Cllr Linda Haysey updates Indie readers on the authority's flagship project in Stortford.


Opposition parties unite to call for halt to Tories’ Old River Lane flagship project

Opposition parties unite to call for halt to Tories’ Old River Lane flagship project

Opposition parties unite to call for halt to Tories’ Old River Lane flagship project

09 October 2020

Online petition launched as Labour, Lib Dem and Green parties want Tories to resume public consultation and publish a business case.


Town councillors split over tree felling as part of multi-storey project

Town councillors split over tree felling as part of multi-storey project

Town councillors split over tree felling as part of multi-storey project

28 September 2020

Plans to enhance scrubland were imposed on East Herts Council by Environment Agency as part of planning consent for Northgate End car park.


Sentiment in favour of Old River Lane scheme is just that: show us the 'science'

Sentiment in favour of Old River Lane scheme is just that: show us the 'science'

Sentiment in favour of Old River Lane scheme is just that: show us the 'science'

09 June 2020

Jill Goldsmith, a member of Bishop's Stortford Climate Group, calls for transparency around East Herts Council's grand scheme for Stortford.


Work to begin on new multi-storey car park for Bishop's Stortford

Work to begin on new multi-storey car park for Bishop's Stortford

Work to begin on new multi-storey car park for Bishop's Stortford

26 May 2020

The Northgate End project is the first step in East Herts Council’s plans for the Old River Lane cultural quarter.


Coronavirus fails to ground council's multi-storey car park plan for Stortford

Coronavirus fails to ground council's multi-storey car park plan for Stortford

Coronavirus fails to ground council's multi-storey car park plan for Stortford

22 May 2020

East Herts Council is building a new £20m leisure centre at Grange Paddocks and is poised to construct a six-storey car park at Northgate End.


Root and branch opposition to tree felling for multi-storey car park

Root and branch opposition to tree felling for multi-storey car park

Root and branch opposition to tree felling for multi-storey car park

04 March 2020

East Herts Council is clearing the way for construction of a six-storey, 546-space car park at Northgate End.


Council appoints developer to create cultural quarter in centre of Stortford

Council appoints developer to create cultural quarter in centre of Stortford

Council appoints developer to create cultural quarter in centre of Stortford

11 February 2020

Old River Lane scheme includes 544-seat theatre, four-screen cinema, open space called Waytemore Square, 150 homes, shops and a new woodland area.


Drivers to face squeeze on spaces when town centre car park closes

Drivers to face squeeze on spaces when town centre car park closes

Drivers to face squeeze on spaces when town centre car park closes

31 January 2020

East Herts Council is shutting Northgate End to make way for a six-floor, 597-space multi-storey car park to kickstart its Old River Lane development.


Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

22 January 2020

The residents' body argues building at Northgate End should not begin until the council clarifies its plans for a cultural quarter at Old River Lane.


Stortford multi-storey car park opponent ends legal battle with council

Stortford multi-storey car park opponent ends legal battle with council

Stortford multi-storey car park opponent ends legal battle with council

09 January 2020

Yew Tree Place resident vows to continue his campaign against East Herts Council scheme outside court.


Parking permits for council use are part of Stortford multi-storey land deal

Parking permits for council use are part of Stortford multi-storey land deal

Parking permits for council use are part of Stortford multi-storey land deal

05 January 2020

Negotiations have concluded between the district and county councils for a plot of land critical to plans for new 546-space car park at Northgate End.


Yew Tree Place resident ponders appeal against multi-storey car park decision

Yew Tree Place resident ponders appeal against multi-storey car park decision

Yew Tree Place resident ponders appeal against multi-storey car park decision

02 January 2020

The multi-storey is the key to unlocking East Herts Council's vision for Old River Lane, a cultural quarter including a £30m arts centre.


Judge's car park verdict unlocks 'exciting' plans for Old River Lane

Judge's car park verdict unlocks 'exciting' plans for Old River Lane

Judge's car park verdict unlocks 'exciting' plans for Old River Lane

28 December 2019

East Herts Council's scheme for a 546-space multi-storey at Northgate End has been in limbo since planning approval was granted in July 2018.


We need to tame the traffic to preserve Bishop's Stortford's character

We need to tame the traffic to preserve Bishop's Stortford's character

We need to tame the traffic to preserve Bishop's Stortford's character

11 September 2019

Indie columnist Chas Gill with the second part of his six-part series looking in depth at the Bishop's Stortford Town Centre Planning Framework


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