Local Plan Referendum – 3rd May

Vote On Your Neighbourhood Plan

On the 3rd May, alongside the local council elections,  all registered local voters will have the chance to vote for or against the Woodford cum Membris Neighbourhood Development Plan. Every vote counts. The plan will be adopted if a majority of voters are in favour of it. How should you decide to vote in favour or not?

  1. The Plan Helps Control Local Development.

The plan is meant to make sure that local development fits local needs. It has been produced by local people. Neighbourhood Plans have legal status and mean that developers and the District Council have to take account of what they say. Without a Neighbourhood Plan, individual planning applications are considered on their own merits.

  1. Having A Plan Provides More Money From Developers For The Village.

With an approved plan, the Parish gets a greater share of money paid by developers towards community infrastructure. This can be used to improve local services in our village. If the Plan is not approved, more of this money goes to the District Council.

You can read the plan here.

The Plan has been assessed by an external examiner. You can read the examiner’s report here.

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