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Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A neighbourhood planning referendum took place on Thursday 15 September 2022 in Saffron Walden.

National Mourning following the demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan Referendum went ahead on Thursday 15 September.

We thought very carefully about whether to continue with this poll, in light of the sad circumstances following Her Majesty's passing.  We sought advice from the government who confirmed unequivocally that the referendum must by law continue as planned.  We are of course marking this sad occasion across the district with solemnity and dignity, and recognise how deeply we all feel about this terribly sad period for the whole nation.


About the Saffron Walden neighbourhood planning referendum

The ballot paper decided the question:

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


Overall result voted in favour of the Saffron Walden Neighbourhood Plan.

18.11% turnout from 12,947 registered electorate. 

 Votes recordedPercentage
Number cast in favour of a "Yes"



Number cast in favour of a "No"



View the full declaration for the Saffron Walden Nieghbourhood Plan Referendum (PDF) [117KB]




Notice of referendum - Saffron Walden (PDF) [44KB]

Notice of poll and situation of polling stations (PDF) [47KB]

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) [1MB]

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) [396KB]

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