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St. James Park Urban Extension

Planning a new mixed-use neighborhood in the popular area of Bishop’s Stortford

  • 750

    New Homes (approx.)

  • 4Ha

    Commercial Space

  • 12Ha

    Park and Open Space

  • Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

New community has social value at its heart

Countryside Properties, now Vistry Group, set out to create a new mixed-use neighborhood in the historic Hertfordshire market town of Bishop’s Stafford. Our team was brought on board to provide master planning and assist with public engagement efforts.

In collaboration with Vistry Group and the consultant team and through a lengthy public engagement process, we carefully crafted the neighborhood layout to overcome significant challenges in terms of landscape visual sensitivity, character, and transportation connectivity to create a new gateway on the southern edge of Bishop’s Stortford. Following the site promotion stage and hybrid application approval, and our team has continued to support the Vistry Group in its master developer role, discharging conditions, preparing land sale plans, and managing the phasing and marketing of land parcels.

The St. James Park urban extension will provide extensive new facilities for sports and recreation as well as new primary and secondary schools, a new village center with local shops, and an employment park. Surrounded by countryside, with speedy commuter links to London, the site provides an attractive network of open spaces that support biodiversity. It also delivers a new network of foot and cycle ways, connecting to the town-wide routes beyond.

At a Glance

  • Countryside Properties
  • (now Vistry Group)
Meet Our Team

Natalia Trossero, Urban Design Associate Director

Turning constraints into opportunities for site-specific, creative solutions is key to unlocking a site’s placemaking potential.
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Simone Gobber, Urban Design Associate

As a community developer and versatile designer, I believe in lifelong learning to provide the best results to clients and users.

Natalia Trossero

Urban Design Associate Director

Simone Gobber

Urban Design Associate

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