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Bishop's Goods Yard development utility works set to shut Anchor Street and Station Road

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Sections of Station Road and Anchor Street in Bishop's Stortford are set to be closed for utility works in connection with the Bishop's Goods Yard development.

Anchor Street will be shut between its junctions with John Dyde Close and Station Road, a distance of about 130m (426ft). An alternative route will be via the access road to the railway station car park, Station Approach, Dane Street and Station Road.

Station Road will be blocked between its junctions with Dane Street and Anchor Street, a distance of 84 metres (275ft). An alternative route will be via the former bus station terminal.

The order is set to come into force on November 11 and the work – the duration of which is unknown – must take place during the following 18 months.

In May 2018, East Herts Council gave Solum – a partnership between Kier Property and Network Rail – planning permission to transform the Goods Yard brownfield site into a new quarter around the town's railway station.

The proposals include a transport interchange, pedestrian and cycle links from the station to the town centre and the river, an improved 'public realm' around the station, new cycle parking and two multi-storey car parks delivering 966 spaces for rail users.

Bellway has begun building the first phase of 586 new homes. The scheme also includes an 85-bed Premier Inn hotel, 10,000 sq ft of new shops, 30,000 sq ft of office space and a 55-bed care home.

There will also be a riverside walk, one hectare of parks and open spaces, improved pedestrian access to the town centre and a new southern route into the site.

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