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Neighbourhood Plans pass referendum test

Tuesday 11 May 2021

Neighbourhoods Plans for the Sele and Bengeo areas both received resounding approval from residents in the referfenda last Thursday (6th May).

In Bengeo, 94.8% of ballots were in favour of the plan, with 5% voting againts. There were 3018 votes in total.

In Sele, 91.6% voted in favour and 8.4% against, with 1438 ballots cast.

The adoption of the plans will be used to help decide planning applications in the  plan areas over the 12 years up to 2033.  

The Chairman of the Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said:  "These results are a significant moment for Sele and Bengeo, and a testament to the  work undertaken by many dedicated people in both communities. Hertford Town  Council will continue to offer its support for the implementation of these plans’". 

Adam Leaf, Chair of the Sele Neighbourhood Plan Community Steering Group, said:  "I am really pleased to see the resounding yes vote to adopt this important plan. I  look forward to continuing to work with residents of Sele ward to achieve the positive  aspirations of the plan." 

John Howson, Chair of the Bengeo Neighbourhood Area Plan Community Steering  Group, said: "I am delighted that the Bengeo plan has attracted this amazingly  strong endorsement. It is wonderful how the Bengeo community came together and  produced a document of which we can all be proud. It is a culmination of a number of  years work. I am grateful for the support of Hertford Town Council that helped the  development of the plan and for the incredibly hard work of one or two individuals in  pulling it all together". 

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