Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A neighbourhood planning referendum will take place on Thursday 23 June 2022 in the parish of Stebbing.


About the Stebbing Neighbourhood plan referendum

The ballot paper will be to decide on the question:

"Do you want Uttlesford District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Stebbing to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Key events

20 May 2022 Poll cards will be issued around 20 May.

27 May 2022 Not receiving a poll card by Friday 27 May might mean you are not registered or not eligible to be registered - check with electoral services.

07 June 2022 Anyone who is not registered and wants to vote in this poll will have until Tuesday 7 June to register to vote.

08 June 2022 Anyone who wants to vote by post and who doesn't usually have a postal vote will have until 5pm on Wednesday 8 June to submit your completed application.

11 June 2022 Postal votes will be issued around 11 June.

15 June 2022 If you wish someone to vote on your behalf you can apply for a proxy vote and you will have until 5pm on Wednesday 15 June to submit your application. A proxy poll card will be sent to your appointed proxy.

17 June 2022 If you have not received your postal ballot paper pack by Friday 17 June - you can ask for a replacement.

23 June 2022 Polling will take place at the village hall from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 23 June.

24 June 2022 The result will appear on this page on 24 June.

Who can vote

You are entitled to vote in the referendum on the neighbourhood plan for Stebbing if:

  • you are entitled to vote in an election of any Councillor of Uttlesford Council whose area is in the referendum area and
  • your qualifying address for the election is in the referendum area. A person's qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be so registered

If you would like to check if you are registered or require a postal or proxy vote please contact

You can register quickly using the online registration service.


Sections 6 and 7 of the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendum) Regulations 2012 set out the limit that may be spent on referendum expenses and the penalty for non-compliance. A maximum of £2,362 plus £0.059 for each entry in the relevant register of electors may be spent by campaign organisers in connection with a referendum campaign. This is set out in the information statement (PDF) [119KB] .


Notice of referendum - Stebbing (PDF) [43KB]

Neighbourhood Planning Referendum Timetable - Stebbing 23 June 2022 (PDF) [35KB]

Referendum documents

Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version (PDF) [16MB]

Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan - Information Statement (PDF) [119KB]

Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan - Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement (PDF) [121KB]

Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan - Town and Country Planning Background Information Statement (PDF) [188KB]

Examiner’s report on the Stebbing Neighbourhood Development Plan 2019-2033 (PDF) [328KB]

Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan Submission Focused Public Consultation (Regulation 16) responses (PDF) [14MB]

Stebbing Neighbourhood Development Plan Area (PDF) [2MB]


The Stebbing 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.

More information about the Neighbourhood Development Plan can be found on the Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan page.

Additional information

Stebbing Neighbourhood Plan website

► The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012