The referendum for Bishop's Stortford Silverleys and Meads Neighbourhood Plan was held on 19th March 2015 and the result was a YES. The policies will now apply to planning applications in the two Wards.
In more detail:
Rejected votes: 3
The plan aims to…
IMPROVE the quality of new HOMES
PROTECT the town’s OPEN SPACES
REDUCE traffic CONGESTION
ENCOURAGE new SCHOOLS
HELP fund GP PRACTICES
INCREASE opportunities for SPORT
SUPPORT local RETAIL & BUSINESS
The plan was created by Bishop's Stortford people for Stortford people, and is supported by the Residents' Associations in the area, Bishop's Stortford Civic Federation and the Chamber of Commerce. Some developers are against the plan.