Cam Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum
A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Cam Neighbourhood Development Plan will be held for the Cam Neighbourhood Area on Thursday 6 May 2021.
Neighbourhood planning was introduced under the Localism Act 2011 to give local communities more control in the planning of their neighbourhoods. It introduced new rights and powers to allow local communities to shape new development in their local area. It enables communities to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and deliver the sustainable development they need through planning policies relating to the development and use of land.
You vote by putting a cross (X) in the 'Yes' or 'No' box on the ballot paper.
If more people vote 'yes' than 'no' in the Referendum, then Stroud District Council will use the Cam Neighbourhood Development Plan to help it to decide planning applications within Cam.
The Neighbourhood Plan once adopted will then become part of the Development Plan used by the Local Planning Authority (Stroud District Council).
If more people vote 'no' than 'yes', in this Referendum or there is a tied vote, then planning applications will continue to be decided without reference to the Neighbourhood Development Plan as part of the Development Plan for the local area.
The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures similar to those used at local government elections.
Hard copies are available on request from the Clerk
Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 06:00 by Jenny Walkley