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Referendum date set for Acomb Neighbourhood Plan

A date has now been set for a local referendum on the Acomb Neighbourhood Plan.

The vote will take place on Thursday 10th January 2019 and all residents of the parish of Acomb who are registered to vote will be able to have a say on the plan.

Acomb is the eighth neighbourhood plan in Northumberland to successfully pass independent examination. Northumberland County Council considers that the Plan meets the necessary legal requirements and is now ready to proceed to 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 Acomb.

Acomb Parish 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, and the options of postal and proxy voting available to those who are registered. 

New applications to register to vote must be received by Wednesday 19th December 2018 and new applications for postal voting must be received in the elections office by Thursday 20th December 2018. Residents should contact the elections team for an application form as soon as possible on 01670 624811.

The Acomb Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents can be viewed on the County Council’s website at: www.northumberland.gov.uk/ourplan
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