Halt the Old River Lane development in Bishop's Stortford

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Halt the Old River Lane development in Bishop's Stortford

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Bishop's Stortford Labour, Bishop's Stortford Liberal Democrats and East Herts Green Party started this petition to East Herts District Council and

Old River Lane, Bishop’s Stortford

We the undersigned residents of Bishop’s Stortford and the local area call upon East Herts District Council to:

1.       Halt the development generally known as Old River Lane (ORL);

2.       Publish the business case for ORL; and

3.  Organize a full public consultation, to be held over several weeks, with the residents and businesses of Bishop's Stortford in order to ascertain the community's views on the whole ORL scheme.

Plans to invest in the infrastructure of Bishop’s Stortford are welcome, but that does not mean they should be passed without scrutiny. In this instance the ORL development is likely to cost tens of millions of pounds of public money which could be spent on much needed social housing or other public services. Bishop’s Stortford already has a successful arts centre (South Mill Arts - SMA), The ORL development, if it goes ahead, will damage SMA by drawing custom away from it. It will also damage our already precarious high street by driving customers and shoppers away from the high street.

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