Thetford parish poll results in

The majority of voters who turned out to a parish poll in Thetford last night (Tuesday) which asked whether they would like to see their bus station relocated responded against the plans.

A total of 14.7pc, or 2, 368 people, of 16, 079 registered voters in the town, voted at the referendum, which asked: 'Do you want the bus station to move from its current site at the Anchor to the site on St Nicholas Street.'

Of those, 1,921, or 81pc, voted 'no', while 443, or 19pc, voted 'yes'. Four ballot papers were spoilt.

The scheme is part of wider regeneration plans which could see the town's Anchor site transformed with shops, cafes, a hotel and cinema. There has been some objection in the town though from those who feel moving the bus station to the Minstergate site is unsuitable.

At a meeting in July at which scores of the public packed out the Guildhall in Thetford, the room voted almost unanimously in favour of holding a parish poll.


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