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 Kingsclere Neighbourhood Plan for the Kingsclere Area

View further information about the Kingsclere referendum.

PDF document Notice of Referendum for Kingsclere (PDF) [187 kb]

PDF document Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations (PDF) [12 kb]

PDF document Kingsclere - declaration of results (PDF) [195 kb]

View recent referendum results

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.

PDF document Guidance for campaigners (PDF) [270 kb]

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    Basingstoke
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    Fridays
    8.30am to 4.30pm