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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:

Yes: 861

No: 35

Spoilt papers: 1

The total votes cast were 897.  The turnout was just over 35%.

The council's Cabinet on 12 February made 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.

Referendum timetable

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 


Referendum documents

Notice of Referendum - Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Area (PDF) [75KB]

Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report (PDF) [955KB]

Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version (PDF) [2MB]  

Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement  (PDF) [600KB]

Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement (PDF) [179KB]

Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement (PDF) [331KB]

Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Area (PDF) [1MB]  

Thaxted Neighbourhood Plan Town and Country Planning Background Information Statement (PDF) [312KB]



  • 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.