Planning

The plans for Sherford’s future

In early 2018, the Sherford Consortium will submit its next planning application, concerning future work at Sherford as the new town progresses.

A review process has taken place throughout 2017, including collaboration with community leaders and skilled professionals, and taking on board feedback from homebuyers. The result of this process is that some changes are necessary to embrace new technical and policy requirements and better cope with complexities on site.

The masterplan for Sherford has been updated to include more effective solutions to deal with surface water. A new sustainable drainage solution is proposed, which will see the layout of the town alter to bring spacious green fingers of land up through the site, especially through residential areas, to act as natural drainage zones. Please see the new masterplan below:

Public consultation events have been held in the local community to exhibit the plans. If you didn't have the chance to attend the public consultation events, or would like a refresher about what the new plans cover, please see the below overview video. Alternatively, you can read a detailed explanation here.

Following the public consultation events, feedback was invited. The deadline for submitting feedback has now passed, and the Sherford Consortium is reviewing all submissions and – where possible – will use the comments to shape the evolving plans. Please check this page again later this month, when the Sherford Consortium will publish a response to the feedback.