Have your say on fu­ture de­vel­op­ment

Work starts on draft neigh­bour­hood plan for Ger­rards Cross

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Res­i­dents are in­vited to have their say at a drop-in event at the Guide Hut in Sta­tion Road, next to Waitrose, be­tween 10.30am and 3.30pm on Satur­day Novem­ber 11.

Is­sues cov­ered will in­clude lo­cal shops and de­vel­op­ing dis­used premises in the town cen­tre, and as­pects of in­fra­struc­ture in­clud­ing park­ing, im­prov­ing lo­cal trans­port and pro­vid­ing more cy­cle paths.

Hous­ing is an im­por­tant is­sue but so is pro­tect­ing the green spa­ces of Ger­rards Cross.

Peo­ple will also be asked about how to pro- vide ad­e­quate health­care, sports and leisure fa­cil­i­ties.

Once a draft neigh­bour­hood plan has been cre­ated, res­i­dents will be asked to vote in a ref­er­en­dum for it to be­come a le­gal doc­u­ment.

If adopted, the plan must then be con­sulted when­ever an ap­pli­ca­tion for plan­ning per­mis­sion is made in the fu­ture.

A spokesman for Ger­rards Cross Neigh­bour­hood Plan Group said: “It is vi­tal that we all have a say in the de­vel­op­ment of our lo­cal area so that we main­tain some con­trol and pro­tect what makes Ger­rards Cross such a pleas­ant place to live.

“What you tell us now will make a real dif­fer­ence.”

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