Neighbourhood Planning Referendum

Neighbourhood plans

Under the Localism Act 2011, a town or parish has the ability to produce a neighbourhood plan, which can establish a strategic general planning policy for the development and use of land in the community.

Information on current neighbourhood plans in preparation are available to view on our Neighbourhood Plans webpage.

For general information on neighbourhood planning, please visit our Neighbourhood Planning webpages.

Proceeding to a referendum

When a town or parish council's draft plan has been approved by an independent examiner, the Borough Council is asked to put a question to voters of the relevant area at a referendum.

The question usually asks voters if they want Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan when deciding planning applications in the area.

Referendum on the Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan for the Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Area

A Referendum will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017 to decide on the following question:

"Do you want Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Sherborne St John to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

View further information about the Sherborne St John referendum

PDF document Notice of Referendum - Sherborne St John (PDF, 66 kb)

Campaign groups

If you are involved with a campaign group for either outcome, please email electoral.services@basingstoke.gov.uk the names and contact details of the group's chair and vice-chair.

Please read the guidance for borough and parish councillors for further information.

Referendum results

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