It's being described as a 'political first' and a 'transformation' of the planning rules. Yesterday the residents of upper Eden voted overwhelmingly to support the 'local planning referendum'. See John Bevir's report below.
Cumbrian voters go to the polls (7am) in an historic referendum in Cumbria. People in the Upper Eden area will be the first in the country to hold a planning referendum to decide if they want a greater say in how their community develops.