Hertford Civic Society
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Hertford & The Hertford Civic Society

Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire, located some twenty miles North of London.

It has a population today of around 24,000 people, with many residents commuting into London via the rail links into London King's Cross and Moorgate from Hertford North station and into London Liverpool Street and Stratford from Hertford East. The town still retains the feel of a country-town despite its proximity to both London and the New Towns of Stevenage and Harlow where modern developments have been focussed - although traffic congestion is a continuing concern.

Hertford Civic Society was formed over 40 years ago to protect the architectural heritage of the county town and to encourage the best in contemporary design.

Do please take a look around our website and feel free to CONTACT us should you require any further information.

Quarrying at Bengeo

At the AGM on April 20, many members were concerned about plans to open up quarrying for sand and gravel at Bengeo and a working group was set up to consider a response to Hertfordshire County Council. Local residents have also set up a Stop Bengeo Quarry campaign.

You can read our press release HERE

The planning application can be found HERE and details of the Minerals Local Plan 2002 - 2016 can be found HERE

Our response to response to Hertfordshire County Council can be read HERE

The web site for Stop Bengeo Quarry Campaign can be found HERE

Hertford Town Centre Urban Design Strategy

A leading planning and urban design consultancy, Tibbalds, has been commissioned by East Herts Council, working together with Hertfordshire County Council and Hertford Town Council, to develop a Vision and Urban Design Strategy for Hertford town centre.

You can find details of the Consultation Draft HERE on the East Herts District Council website.

You can read a copy of the response by Hertford Civic Society to the Consultation Draft HERE

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