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Public Meeting - Proposed Housing development

 

PROPOSED MAJOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE NORTH-WEST OF THE TOWN.

A meeting of Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s Planning and Development Committee will take place on 10th September 2013 at 7.30pm, in the Auditorium, at Rhodes, South Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 3JG.  Planning applications for the construction of up to 2650 houses in the north-west of the town will be considered.

Members of the public or organisational representatives are invited to speak, subject to the absolute discretion of the Chairman, providing an emailed or written request is received no later than Thursday, 5th September 2013 at 12 Noon.  Applications must state whether they are an individual or representing a named organisation and be accompanied by a summary in no more than three sentences of the principal subjects to be covered in the speech.  Applications to speak must be addressed to

Rosanna Zaffuto, Bishop’s Stortford Town Council, The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2ND

or by email to rosanna.zaffuto@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

Individuals will be permitted to speak for a maximum of three minutes and organisational representatives for a maximum of six minutes.

Time is limited and preference will be given to organisations/individuals in the order in which their application to speak is received subject to maintaining an appropriate balance and avoiding duplication.  If time is available applications received after the deadline or on the night will be considered.

The plans can be viewed at The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2ND, Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. The agenda for the meeting will be available for download on the Town Council website from 2pm on Wednesday 4 September 2013 and paper copies will be available on the night

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is a statutory consultee on all planning applications affecting the Town, however the decision is ultimately made by East Herts District Council.  The District Council will take into account representations made by this Council, however you should ensure that a copy of your comments is also sent to direct to East Herts District Council.

Neighbourhood Plan Latest - Health Draft released

The Draft policies and objectives for the 'Health' section of the plan have been published and comments are invited.   These have been developed by the team and endeavour to address the concerns that many people feel about major development in and around the town. The policies have yet to be reviewed by statutory consultees. Comments are invited on these objectives and policies. Visit our Neighbourhood Planpages for details.

Neighbourhood Plan Latest - Housing and Design Draft released

The Draft policies and objectives for the 'Housing and Design' section of the plan have been published and comments are invited.   These have been developed by the team and endeavour to address the concerns that many people feel about major development in and around the town. The policies have yet to be reviewed by statutory consultees. Comments are invited on these objectives and policies. Visit our Neighbourhood Plan pages for details.

 

Accounts for 2012/2013 - Audit

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF DATE FOR THE EXERCISE OF ELECTORS’ RIGHTS - ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 March 2013

(Audit Commission Act 1998, Sections 15 and 16 , Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/817)

This notice will be displayed from 03 June 2013 to 16 June 2013

Each year Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s annual return is audited by an auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounts and make copies of the annual return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to the Accounting Statements.

These documents for Bishop’s Stortford Town Council are to be made available on reasonable notice by application between the hours of 10am and 3pm on Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays) commencing on 17 June 2013 and ending on 12 July 2013

If you wish to view them then please contact:

Melanie Whitbread
Finance Assistant
The Old Monastery
Windhill
Bishop’s Stortford
Herts CM23 2ND

Telephone: 01279 712145
email: melanie.whitbread'bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

Local electors and their representatives have rights to question the auditor about the accounts and object to the accounts or any item in them.  Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the Council/meeting. The auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose from 15 July 2013 until the audit has been completed.

The Council’s audit is being conducted under the provisions of the Audit Commission Act 1998, the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 and the Audit Commission’s Code of Audit Practice.

The audit of Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is being carried out by:

BDO LLP
Arcadia House
Maritime Walk
Ocean Village
Southampton
SO14 3TL

Telephone: 023 8088 1941

Online Shop Launched

Bishop's Stortford Information Centre today launched its online shop selling books and souveniers for Townspeople and Visitors.  The shop sells the most popular items available from the Information Centre including guide books, souveniers and gifts.  With something for everything, the new online shop means you can buy our merchandise from the comfort of your own home.  Take a look around.

Neighbourhood Plan Latest - Green Infrastucture Draft released

The Draft policies and objectives for the 'Green Infrastructure' section of the plan have been published and comments are invited.   These have been developed by the team and endeavour to address the concerns that many people feel about major development in and arouind the town. The policies have yet to be reviewed by statutory consultees. Comments are invited on these objectives and policies. Visit our Neighbourhood Plan pages for details.

Election Results

The results of the elections on 2nd May for the vacancies on the Town Council have been declared.

Daniel Peter Abbott (Conservative) was elected in the Meads Ward

Linda Jean Gray (Conservative) was elected in South Ward

The results of the elections for County and District Councillors can be found here

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