THE Hertfordshire Town Renaissance Campaign visited Bishop's Stortford on Thursday, to let residents have their say on the future of housing in Hertfordshire.

Campaigners presented Jackson Square shoppers with 10 different housing options, and asked them to fill in a survey, or mark their favourite and worst options with different coloured ping-pong balls.

The options include better use of space above shops, conversion of family houses to flats, local redevelopment and the redevelopment of underused allotments or town centre car parks.

Campaigner Dan Milner said the group received its best response in Bishop's Stortford. Other locations visited included Stevenage, St Albans and Waltham Cross.

County council spokeswoman Anna Burgess said information collected would be used to flesh out the county council's structure plan on how to best develop housing on brownfield sites.

She said: "Different places are revealing different trends about what's popular and what's not. For the first few weeks the redevelopment of underused allotments was really unpopular, which was to be expected, because it is such an emotive issue."

The homes roadshow will visit 30 locations across the county by early March.