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BISHOP’S STORTFORD NORTH (BSN) – Application to construct a new 2 Form Entry primary school. Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) Planning reference: PL/0238/21 The BSDFA has responded to the above-mentioned HCC Planning Application recommending that this infrastructure project also takes the opportunity to make improvements and enhance safety on the local rights of way network. Our… Continue reading


On Friday 10th December Sandile Mthiyane, Area Operations Manager, Canal & River Trust (CRT), joined us for an inspection of a damaged section of the River Stort towpath. We first flagged the issue to the CRT back in 2020 but a combination of lockdown and workload has delayed any further action. The damage has been… Continue reading

East Herts District Council (EHDC): Planning Application 3/21/2813/FUL (Moor Hall, Moor Hall West, Thorley, Bishop’s Stortford)

A recently submitted Planning Application to EHDC has provided an ideal opportunity to fill in a missing link to the Thorley Rights of Way network. We have proposed that the Applicant takes the opportunity to request for the existing public footpath (Thorley FP013) that runs through the site to be diverted along the line of… Continue reading

UPDATED – Revised dates: Important roadworks information: M11 Alsa Wood Footbridge

We have been advised that National Highways will be carrying out essential work to waterproof and resurface the Alsa Wood Footbridge over the M11, which is located west of the village of Elsenham. Originally planned for November it will now be carried out over a two week period from Monday 6th December to Friday 17th… Continue reading


We have been alerted to the temporary closure of the above-mentioned public footpath to the south east of Stansted Mountfitchet. The order is to enable safety work on the M11 embankments and is valid until 7 April 2022. An alternative crossing point is to the south (see map) via Birvhanger bridleway 18. Dave Webber –… Continue reading

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