Published on 2 December 2021
Archived on 2 January 2022
Stratford-on-Avon District's 22nd neighbourhood plan referendum will take place on Thursday 20 January 2021, when voters in Tysoe parish will go to the polls to respond to the question: "Do you want Stratford-on-Avon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Tysoe to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
To vote in this referendum residents of Tysoe must be registered to vote and be 18 or over on the day of the poll.
To check you are on the Electoral Register and eligible to vote or to register please contact the District Council's Electoral Services on 01789 260208 no later than 4th January 2022.
The polling station will be Tysoe Village Hall, Main Street, Middle Tysoe, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV35 0SE.
Counting for the Neighbourhood Planning Referendum will take place following the closure of the poll on 20th January 2022.
A number of documents (referred to as 'specified documents' in the Regulations) have been produced in order to help with the voting process. These specified documents can be viewed on the District Council's website on the page dedicated to the specific referendum.
The Tysoe Neighbourhood Plan
The Tysoe Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined between February and April 2021 and the Examiner recommended that, subject to a small number of proposed modifications, the Plan should proceed to referendum. In one instance, the Local Planning Authority disagreed with a decision recommended by the Examiner. In accordance with Regulation 17A of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) and Development Management Procedure (Amendment) Regulations 2016, the Local Planning Authority publicised the proposed amendments to the recommended modification for a minimum 6 week consultation between 16 September and 29 October 2021.
Following that consultation, the District Council has now issued a Decision Statement on the Tysoe Neighbourhood Plan and the Portfolio Holder for Place and Economy at the District Council has endorsed the recommendation to proceed to referendum.
The referendum will be asking whether the community wish to see the District Council use the Neighbourhood Plan to decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area (which is based on the Parish boundary).
For further information visit: www.stratford.gov.uk/tysoenp
In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendum) Regulations 2012 (as amended) the Local Planning Authority must publicise the referendum for a minimum of 28 working days prior to the date of the referendum.
The documents are available on the District Council website, as detailed above.
Alternatively, a printed version of the specified documents are available for inspection at:
If you have difficulty accessing any of the documentation please call the Planning Policy team at the District Council on 01789 260320 who will be able to assist.
Neighbourhood planning is a key component of the Government's Localism Act. The Localism Act devolves greater powers to councils and neighbourhoods, giving local people new rights to shape the development of the communities in which they live by taking a more active role in the development of planning policy at a local level.
The Act makes it clear that a Neighbourhood Development Plan will have to generally conform to the Development Plan produced by the District Council.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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