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Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A neighbourhood planning referendum took place on Thursday 20 October 2022 in the parish of Ashdon

About the Ashdon Neighbourhood plan referendum

The ballot paper decided the question:

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

Polling took place at Ashdon Village Hall, Crown Hill, Ashdon, Essex CB10 2HA between 7am to 10pm on Thursday 20 October 2022. 


Overall result voted in favour of the Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan.

29.6% turnout from 712 registered electorate. 

 Votes recordedPercentage
Number cast in favour of a "Yes"



Number cast in favour of a "No"



View the full declaration for the Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan Referendum (PDF) [56KB]

Legal notices

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

Notice of poll and situation of polling stations (PDF) [74KB]

Referendum documents

1. Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Plan (PDF) [4MB]

2. Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan - Information Statement (PDF) [128KB]

3. Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan - Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement (PDF) [121KB]

4. Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan - Town and Country Planning Background Information Statement (PDF) [185KB]

6. Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan - Independent Examiner Report (PDF) [395KB]

7. Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan - Area Designation (PDF) [816KB]

8. Decision statement regarding Ashdon Neighbourhood Plan proceeding to referendum (PDF) [367KB]

Key events

16 September 2022
Poll cards will be issued around 16 September.

23 September 2022
Not receiving a poll card by Friday 23 September might mean you are not registered or not eligible to be registered - check with electoral services.

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

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

10 October 2022
Postal votes will be sent first class on 10 October.

12 October 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 12 October to submit your application. A proxy poll card will be sent to your appointed proxy.

14 October 2022
If you have not received your postal ballot paper pack by Friday 14 October - you can ask for a replacement.

20 October 2022
Polling will take place at Ashdon Village Hall, as detailed on your poll card. The count will take place straight after the close of poll and the result will appear here.

Who can vote

You were entitled to vote in the referendum on the neighbourhood plan for Ashdon if:

  • you are entitled to vote in an election of any councillor of Uttlesford District 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