Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A neighbourhood planning referendum is taking place on Thursday 15 September 2022 in Saffron Walden

About the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood plan referendum

The ballot paper will decide on the question:

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

Polling will take place at the following venues from 7am to 10pm on Thursay15 September:

  • Council Offices
    Staff Room, Ground Floor, London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4ER
    Polling district: AOB
  • Katherine Semar School
    School Hall, Ross Close, CB11 4DU
    Polling district: AQB
  • Little Walden Village Hall
    Little Walden, Saffron Walden, CB10 1XA
    Polling district: AAC
  • Mobile Unit - Homebase Car Park
    Elizabeth Way, Saffron Walden, CB10 2BL
    Polling district: APA
  • R A Butler Infant and Junior School
    Butler Room Mobile, South Road, CB11 3DG
    Polling district: AQA
  • Saffron Walden Community Church
    Castle Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1BD
    Polling district: APB
  • Saffron Walden Town Hall
    Assembly Hall - First Floor, Market Street, CB10 1HE
    Polling district: AOA

Legal notices

Further information, documentation and notices will appear on this page when available. 

Referendum documents

Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan - referendum version (PDF) [2MB]

Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Statement (PDF) [110KB]

Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement (PDF) [121KB]

Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Town and Country Planning Background Information Statement (PDF) [197KB]

Examiner's report on the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Development Plan 2021-2036 (PDF) [964KB]

Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan Submission Focused Public Consultation (Regulation 16) responses (PDF) [3MB]

Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan focussed consultation on significant modifications responses (PDF) [1MB]

Decision statement regarding Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan proceeding to referendum (PDF) [622KB]

Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan area (PDF) [786KB]

Key events

12 August 2022
Poll cards will be issued around 12 August.

19 August 2022
Not receiving a poll card by Friday 19 August might mean you are not registered or not eligible to be registered - check with electoral services.

30 August 2022
Anyone who is not registered and wants to vote in this poll will have until Tuesday 30 August to register to vote.

31 August 2022
Anyone who wants to vote by post and who doesn't usually have a postal vote will have until 5pm on Wednesday 31 August to submit your completed application.

5 September 2022
Postal votes will be issued around 5 September.

7 September 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 7 September to submit your application. A proxy poll card will be sent to your appointed proxy.

9 September 2022
If you have not received your postal ballot paper pack by Friday 9 September - you can ask for a replacement.

15 September 2022
Polling will take place across 7 polling venues throughout the town, as detailed on your poll card

16 September 2022
The count will take place and the result will appear here.

Who can vote

You are entitled to vote in the referendum on the neighbourhood plan for Saffron Walden 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.