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Earswick Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum Result and (anticipated) Adoption (dependent on result)

Meeting: 27/06/2019 - Executive (Item 5)

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The Corporate Director of Economy & Place to present a report which considers the results of the referendum on the Earswick Neighbourhood Plan and asks Executive to formally ‘make’ the Plan and bring it into force as part of the Development Plan for York.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the results of the referendum be noted and that the Earswick Neighbourhood Plan be formally ‘made’.

 

Reason:     To allow the Neighbourhood Plan to progress in line with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.

 

                   (ii)      That the Decision Statement attached as Annex B be approved for publication in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

 

Reason:     To allow the Neighbourhood Plan to progress in line with neighbourhood planning legislation.

Minutes:

The Development Officer, Strategic Planning, presented a report which set out the results of the referendum on the Earswick Neighbourhood Plan (the Plan) and recommended that the Plan be ‘made’ and brought into full legal force as part of the Development Plan for York. 

 

On 7 March 2019, Executive had accepted the Examiner’s Report and agreed that the Plan proceed to a referendum, which had been duly held on 2 May. The Declaration of Result was attached as Annex A to the report. Of the 347 valid votes cast (a 50.4% turnout), 327 (94.2%) were in favour of accepting the Plan and 20 (5.8%) were against. It was confirmed that were no legal or other reasons why the Plan should not be formally ‘made’ in accordance with these results, under the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.

 

The Plan had been considered by the Local Plan Working Group (LPWG) on 20 June 2019.  As requested by the LPWG, officers clarified the reason for the difference between the numbers of ballot papers issued and received, explaining that two voters had left the polling station without putting their votes in the ballot box.

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the results of the referendum be noted and that the Earswick Neighbourhood Plan be formally ‘made’.

 

Reason:     To allow the Neighbourhood Plan to progress in line with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations.

 

                   (ii)      That the Decision Statement attached as Annex B be approved for publication in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

 

Reason:     To allow the Neighbourhood Plan to progress in line with neighbourhood planning legislation.


 

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