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Planning referendum taking place in Pitsford next week

Councillors and democracy

14 June 2022

Residents of Pitsford will go to the polls next week to decide whether they agree with proposed neighbourhood development plans for their area.

The referendum in Pitsford on Thursday, 16 June will ask residents whether West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) should use their neighbourhood development plan to help decide future planning applications in their area.

If more than 50 per cent of those who vote are in favour of the plan, then WNC is required to consider The Pitsford Neighbourhood Plan when deciding any future planning applications in the village.

Cllr Rebecca Breese, WNC’s Cabinet Member for strategic planning, built environment and rural affairs, said: “A neighbourhood plan does not prevent development taking place, but it can give communities a stronger voice so that when development does come along, it meets the needs of existing, as well as new residents and businesses.

"The Parish Council Working Party have carried out a huge amount of work, involved as many people as possible, leafletted every home, and nursed their plan through an independent examination.

I would urge everyone registered to vote in Pitsford to support that hard work and make your voice heard during the referendum."

Village residents can cast their vote at Pitsford Village Hall between 7am and 10pm on Thursday, 16 June.

This development plan has been subject to public consultation before being reviewed by an independent examiner, who recommended that it goes to a referendum.

For more details, including the public consultation and the examiner’s recommendation, visit Neighbourhood Development Plans (Daventry).

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