Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council agreed to proceed to a referendum on the St Mary Bourne Neighbourhood Plan on 18 December 2017. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 as amended, a Decision Statement has been published which can be found below.
In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendum) Regulations (2012) as amended, the council has published an Information Statement which sets out information relating to the referendum and also the following specified documents:
Information Statement(PDF) [474 kb]
St Mary Bourne Neighbourhood Plan as modified(PDF) [2 Mb]
Independent Examiner's report(PDF) [794 kb]
Summary of representations submitted to the independent examiner(PDF) [576 kb]
Statement (the St Mary Bourne Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement) that the local planning authority is satisfied that the draft plan meets the basic conditions and complies with the provisions made by or under sections 38A and 38B of the 2004 Act(PDF) [444 kb]
General information statement on town and country planning, neighbourhood planning and the referendum(PDF) [195 kb]
The Referendum was held Tuesday 20 February 2018 between 7am and 10pm. The question asked in the referendum was:
"Do you want Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for St Mary Bourne to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
The referendum area is identified on the map which is included with the information statement. The referendum area is identical to the area which has been designated as the Neighbourhood Plan area for St Mary Bourne.
The referendum was conducted in accordance with procedures similar to those used at local government elections.