Anslow Parish will be the first in East Staffordshire to have their Neighbourhood Plan proceed to referendum. The referendum, which is open to all people on the electoral register in Anslow Parish, is a simple yes/no question:
Do you want East Staffordshire Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Anslow to help it decide planning applications in the neighborhood area?
If over 50% vote ‘yes’ then ESBC will officially ‘make’ or adopt the plan and it will become part of the Local Development Plan for the area.
Anslow are one of 15 parishes in the borough to be writing a Neighbourhood Plan. Their plan was independently examined in March this year and the examiner recommended that subject to some modifications the plan should proceed to referendum. ESBC agrees with the examiner’s report and voted to progress the plan to referendum at Cabinet on Monday 19th May. The referendum date is set for Thursday 3rd July.
Philip Somerfield, Head of Regulatory Services, said “I am delighted that the Council has decided to progress the Anslow Neighbourhood Plan to referendum. This will be the first Neighbourhood Plan to get to Referendum in the borough and we congratulate the Parish Council and local residents on their tireless work to get the plan to this stage.”
Polling cards will be delivered to those eligible to vote in the coming weeks.
For more information go to the ESBC website
East Staffordshire Borough Council
Burton upon Trent
Tel 01283 508611