Pigeon are promoting a 42 acre site in Buntingford, and had achieved a Resolution to Grant planning permission for 180 dwellings and care home late last year. Negotiations with East Herts District Council were well advanced when the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles, served notice on EHDC not to grant planning permission pending a decision whether to call in the application. Eric Pickles has now released EHDC to grant planning permission. The site is under offer to a national housebuilder, and completion of the sale is expected Summer 2015. Construction is expected to commence mid 2016.