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Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum

In line with the recommendation of the Independent Examiner’s report, Minchinhampton’s NDP is progressing to referendum on May 23rd, the date set for elections to the European Parliament.

The following question will be asked:
“Do you want Stroud District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Minchinhampton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

If more people vote ‘yes’ than ‘no’ in the Referendum, then Stroud District Council will use the Minchinhampton Neighbourhood Development Plan to help it to decide planning applications within Minchinhampton. 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 final plan and associated documents can be found here, together with the locations where they can be inspected physically.

Information for voters can be downloaded here.

This is the crucial vote for our NDP, after more than two years of hard work by local volunteers, with the support of the Parish Council. I do hope you can all participate.

With best wishes,

Phil Raby Smith
Minchinhampton NDP Steering Group