Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan referendum
A referendum took place on Thursday 24 January 2019 to decide whether the Neighbourhood Plan for Thaxted should be used to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area.
Result of the referendum
In response to the question, "Do you want Uttlesford District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Thaxted to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?", the votes were:
Spoilt papers: 1
The total votes cast were 897. The turnout was just over 35%.
The council's Cabinet on 12 February will now consider making a recommendation to Council that the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan is formally 'made' as part of the statutory development plan for the District.
More information about the Neighbourhood Development Plan can be found on the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan page.
Details are available in the Notice of Referendum.
Cabinet approval on the Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan proceeding to referendum: Thursday 29 November 2018
Publication of Information Statement: Wednesday 12 December 2018
Publication of Notice of Referendum: Friday 14 December 2018
Last day to return new postal vote applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes: 5pm on Wednesday 9 January 2019
Last day to return new applications to vote by proxy at this election: 5pm on Wednesday 16 January 2019
Last date to return emergency proxy vote applications: 5pm on Thursday 24 January 2019
Referendum day: 7am until 10pm Thursday 24 January 2019
- The Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Decision statement of the Local Authority's satisfaction that the referendum version Neighbourhood Plan meets the basis conditions specified by statute and complies with the provision made by or under Section 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
- The Town and Country Planning Statement sets out general information as to town and country planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum.
- The Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement sets out the arrangement for the Referendum including costs and voter numbers.