Goodsyard development: Solum to answer questions on changes to Bishop's Stortford railway station plans
Solum Regeneration will share proposed changes to its Goodsyard development in Bishop's Stortford – including "improved accessibility" – at a special webinar.
Pressure has been mounting for a rethink of plans to remove the south-facing ramp from Station Road down to the railway station forecourt to make way for office space.
On Thursday (Oct 28) at 6.30pm, Solum – a partnership between Network Rail and Kier Property – will reveal the latest updates and answer questions about its £200m project to transform the area around the station.
Solum has trimmed the residential development area, and senior development manager Simon Dunlop said: "The revised scheme will deliver improved accessibility, enhanced communal landscaping and a wider choice of properties for people to buy, including affordable homes. A hotel also remains part of our plans and we are continuing to look for an operator."
Premier Inn had been named as the hotel operator for the site but is no longer involved
"We believe the improvements deliver more high-quality housing, commercial and retail space set within an attractive riverside environment," said Mr Dunlop. "We consider the proposed changes will make the Goodsyard more attractive for people of all ages who will want to be part of this new vibrant community."
More than 300 new homes are being built by Bellway next to the station as part of the first phase of the development, with around another 400 to follow.
A first multi-storey car park is fully constructed and a bus route is in place connecting Station Road/Dane Street with London Road near Tanners Wharf.
The next phase of development includes a second multi-storey and "better pedestrian and cycle links from the station to the town centre and the river".
The webinar will take place at 6.30pm. To register see www.goodsyardsite.co.uk.