Bishop’s Stortford South, Hertfordshire - Projects - MLM
Bishop’s Stortford South, Hertfordshire - Projects - MLM
Bishop’s Stortford South, Hertfordshire - Projects - MLM

Bishop’s Stortford South, Hertfordshire

Project Information
  • Location
  • Bishop’s Stortford
  • Sector
  • Masterplanning; Smart Cities & Urbanism
  • Services
  • Environment, Highways, Flood Risk, Hydrology & Drainage Strategy
  • Architect
  • Barton Willmore

MLM provided strategic drainage and flood risk services, as well as highways design and environmental services to Countryside Properties for the Bishop’s Stortford South development, which incorporated approximately 750 residential units, along with providing land for a primary and secondary school, a care home and commercial uses. All focused around an Ordinary Watercourse, that was enhanced to provide a green corridor incorporating a large range of SuDS.

MLM was responsible for producing a drainage and SuDS strategy for the site and assisting in bringing this green belt land through the planning and technical design processes. We worked closely with the master-planners and landscape architects to develop a strategy that met the requirements of the local flood and planning authorities. We also provided a scheme that was both sustainable and attractive to all parties.

A designated Ordinary Watercourse runs through the middle of the site and discharges into a Site of Special Scientific Interest off-site, and, therefore, the surface water strategy was carefully developed to ensure water quality was maintained and flow rates were controlled using a range of SuDS features, including swales, basins, filter drains and wetlands.

Following the successful conclusion of the planning process we developed the approved drainage and highways strategy further into a fully detailed design. Part of this was the design of three inter-linked foul water pumping stations with offline storage to overcome the topographical challenges of the site.

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