04 March 2016
Over 600 residents voted in favour of the St Quintin and Woodlands Neighbourhood Plan, in Kensington’s second neighbourhood planning referendum on Thursday 25 February.
The referendum result means that once the Plan is formally adopted it will carry the full weight in the consideration of any planning applications received for the area of St Quintin and Woodlands by the Council’s Planning Department. It is a Plan that not only protects existing open space in the area but it also provides for residential development on other sites. It also aims to shape high quality sustainable development in the area, providing policies on residential alterations as well as preserving the area's heritage in the face of increasing development pressure.
Residents in the area were asked: ‘Do you want the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to use the Neighbourhood Plan for St Quintin and Woodlands to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’
A total of 706 votes were cast (a turnout of 23 per cent) with 645 in favour and 57 against, and four spoiled ballot papers.
For further details about the Neighbourhood Plan visit the 'St Quintin and Woodlands' webpage.