Local Issues

The Local Issues section of Discover Hertford Online features information about current and recent issues in the town.

Town Centre Development

The town, district and county councils are conducting a study in to how to revitalise Hertford's town centre.
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Housing Development

Like many towns in the area, Hertford is under pressure to provide new homes, placing a strain on both brownfield sites in the town and the surrounding Green Belt.
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Parking

With Hertfordshire having a high rate of car ownership, parking is a problem for residents, shoppers and workers.
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Bircherley Green Redevelopment

With the Bircherley Green Shopping Centre now entering it's fourth decade, plans are afoot to completely redevelop the site.
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Gravel Extraction

Substaintial deposits of sand and gravel can be found around Hertford. The impact of local quarries causes concern for many residents.
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Traffic Management

Despite a relief road built in the 1960s, the streets of the town suffer increasing congestion.
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Bengeo Ratrun

Traffic congestion in residential streets in Lower Bengeo has been the subject of discussion for a number of years.
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Airport Expansion

The government's proposed plans for Stansted Airport could have a major impact on Hertford.
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District Plan

East Herts District Council's plans for Hertford and the district.
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Sports Centre

Plans for a Sports Centre at Archers Spring continue the site's recent controversial history.
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Relief Road

Hertford's Relief Road was constructed in the 1960s and was as controversial then as it is now.
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Bypass

The need for a bypass has been discussed at a number of points in the town's recent past.
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Archived Issues

The following local issues have been largely resolved. Some of these pages may feature previous designs of the Discover Hertford website and/or outdated links.

Primary School Places

A shortage of primary school places emerged in 2011, with parents failing to get places at their top three selected schools.
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Free School

A group of parents proposed a Free School in Hertford to address the shoirtage of school placdes.
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Riverside Yards

Hertford's Riverside Yards were the subject of discussion before a new library and housing were built on the site.
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Post Office Closures

The closure of two local post offices was proposed in 2008.
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Supermarket Expansion

Both Sainsbury's and Tesco proposed new or extended superstores in the town during the last decade.
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Skatepark

The skatepark on Hartham Common opened in 2009 after a long campaign.
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