September 28th, 2016

Referendum to be held on Kineton’s Neighbourhood Plan

Referendum to be held on Kineton’s Neighbourhood Plan Referendum to be held on Kineton’s Neighbourhood Plan

STRATFORD District Council’s second neighbourhood plan referendum is set to take place in September.

Voters in Kineton will go to the polls to decide whether they want to see the district council use the village’s neighbourhood plan to decide planning applications in the area.

The Kineton Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined last year and it was recommended – subject to some proposed modifications – the document should proceed to referendum.

Councillors agreed to rubber-stamp the plan in June and voters are now being encouraged to have their say.

Polling will take place on Thursday September 1 from 7am to 10pm at the village hall on Mill Street.

To be able to vote in the upcoming referendum, residents must already be registered to vote in the local government elections and be 18 or over on polling day.

Neighbourhood planning is a key component of the Government’s Localism Act, which aims to devolve greater powers to councils and neighbourhoods.

A number of documents have been produced to help with the voting process, which can be viewed online at www.stratford.gov.uk/kinetonnp or by visiting either Stratford District Council’s offices or Stratford Library during office hours.

Anyone unsure whether they are eligible to vote or who wishes to register is asked to call the district council’s electoral team on 01789 260208 by August 15.

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