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Please vote “Yes” to the HP Plan in the referendum on 5th March

We are very pleased to confirm that the Highams Park Neighbourhood Development Plan (or “HP Plan”) will be put to a referendum of Highams Park residents on Thursday 5th March 2020.

The Highams Park Planning Group (HPPG) are asking you to vote “Yes” in the referendum as the HP Plan will bring many benefits to the area and if you click on the link below it will take you to a page on the Highams Park Portal where you can see:

  1. a copy of the Highams Park Plan
  2. a detailed explanation of the referendum process, and
  3. the reasons why we would like you to vote “Yes”

Click here to find out more about the HP Plan and the referendum
If you prefer, you can download a
Here follows a brief summary:

So you can take part in the referendum, you will shortly receive a polling card and explanatory leaflet from Waltham Forest Council who are running the referendum. The referendum will be conducted in much the same way as local government (Council) elections and will have polling stations, polling cards, postal and proxy votes just as you would expect for a normal election.

When you go to vote will be asked to vote “Yes” or “No” to this question

           “Do you want the London Borough of Waltham Forest to use the neighbourhood development plan for the Highams Park Neighbourhood Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

We would like you to vote “Yes” as the HP Plan contains policies that aim to protect our green spaces, character of the area, heritage, shopping centre and ensure that community facilities are not lost due to development.

The HP Plan was written by local people with extensive knowledge of the Highams Park area and after comprehensive consultations with other local residents. For the avoidance of doubt, the HP Plan is not the same as the Council’s “Local Plan” and provides specific guidance to Council Planning Officers and developers as to what sort of development should be allowed to take place in the Highams Park area.

You can also find out more from the Council’s website at: https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/highams-park-neighbourhood-plan

If you prefer you can download information about the referendum and FAQ & Answers by clicking on this link:
FAQ and Answers – HP Plan Referendum – Mar 2020

Answer. You can view a copy of the Highams Park Plan at Hale End Library or by clicking on this link: The Highams Park Plan

 

The information on this page was prepared by the Highams Park Planning Group of67 Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, E4 9PG

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