Referendum on Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan

25 Sep 2017

A local referendum on the Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan is being held in the Ponteland parish this week.
 
The vote will take place on Thursday 28 September and all residents of the civil parish who are registered to vote will be able to have a say on the plan.
 
Ponteland is the fourth neighbourhood plan in Northumberland to successfully pass independent examination and move to a local referendum.
 
If a majority of residents who vote in the referendum are in favour of the plan it will be used to make decisions on planning applications in the parish of Ponteland in the future.
 
Ponteland Town Council has engaged with the community to produce the plan which addresses issues local people have identified as important in their local area, and established a steering group to lead the plan making process. 
 
The referendum will run in the same way as a local election, with all those eligible to vote receiving a polling card, with the options of postal and proxy voting having been available to those who are registered.  
 
The poll will take place from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 28 September, with details of which polling station to attend on each polling card.
 
The Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents can be viewed on the County Council’s website at: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/ourplan