A Referendum relating to the Weston-under-Penyard Neighbourhood Development Plan will take place this week on Thursday 4 February 2016.
The question which will be asked in the referendum is:
Do you want Herefordshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Weston-under-Penyard to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
The referendum area is identified on this map. The referendum area is identical to the area which has been designated as the Weston-under-Penyard Neighbourhood Development Plan area.
A person is entitled to vote in the referendum if on Thursday 4 February 2016:-
- He or she is entitled to vote in a Local Government Election in the referendum area; and
- His or her qualifying address for the election is in the referendum area. A persons qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be registered.
The referendum expenses limit that will apply in relation to the referendum is £2362, plus the number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to which that limit has been calculated (829 electors x 0.059p) is £2410.91.
The referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at Local Government Elections.
A number of specified documents may be inspected during normal opening hours at:
- The Hereford Centre, Hereford Customer Services, Franklin House, 4 Commercial Road, Hereford, HR1 2BB
- Hereford Library, Town Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2PJ
- Ross Library and Customer Services Centre, Cantilupe Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7AN
The specified documents are:
- The Weston-under-Penyard Neighbourhood Development Plan;
- The independent examiners report;
- The summary of representations submitted to the independent examiner pursuant to paragraph 9 of schedule 4B to the 1990 Act;
- A Decision Statement of the Local planning Authorities satisfaction that the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan meets the basic conditions specified by statue and complies with the provision made by or under section 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Act 2004
- A statement setting out general information on town and country planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum.
For more information please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/elections