A further round of public consultation is to take place after Bircherley Green developer Chase New Homes submitted changes to their proposed scheme for the site.
The planning application for Bircherley Green was expected to be discussed by the district council at this month's Development Control Committee, but a further round of consultation will now push the decision in to the summer.
Writing in this month's Axis Magazine, Chase New Homes director Alan Ward says: "We remain committed to this site provided we can commence as soon as possible and meet our site start programme. More than ever we need pragmatism from all sides to get this scheme out of the ground to prevent it languishing to the detriment of the town and ultimately the viability of the site".
Chase's proposals for the site include 98 homes, 37451 sq.ft. of commercial space and an 86 bed hotel. The company is also in discussions with the local Clinical Care Commissioning group to provide a 'super surgery' on the site.
In a two page article in the magazine, Mr.Ward talks about the company's plans for the site, the changing retail landscape - especially in light of the current events, and the thinking behind the design of the new development. "We understand the importance of Hertford as the county town and the importance of this site in regenerating and preserving its distinctive and attractive qualities", he writes.
"We are fully aware of the harm to the town caused by this site being vacant".
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