Lesbury to hold referendum on creation of neighbourhood plan

A referendum is to be held on a proposed neighbourhood development plan for Lesbury parish.

By Ian Smith
Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 11:14 am

Residents will be asked to cast their votes at the village hall on Thursday, June 10 between 7am and 10pm.

The ballot paper will ask voters: Do you want Northumberland County Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Lesbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

The draft plan has been compiled following consultation with residents on what they liked about the parish and where improvements could be made.

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Those ideas have been ‘translated’ into planning terms and linked to planning policies.

It includes policies on sustainable development, housing, the community, historic environment and connectivity.

The referendum is the final stage of the process.

If approved, the neighbourhood plan becomes a legal document which must be taken into account when planning decisions are made.

Eligible voters will receive a poll card in the post. If not, contact 01670 624844.

To view the neighbourhood plan documents visit www.lesbury-pc.org.uk

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