Referendum date set for Alnwick and Denwick plan

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A date has now been set for a local referendum on the Alnwick and Denwick Neighbourhood Plan.

The vote will take place on Thursday, June 15, and all residents of the two parishes who are registered to vote will be able to have a say on the plan.

Alnwick and Denwick is the third neighbourhood plan in Northumberland to be taken forward to referendum following successful independent examination.

Northumberland County Council also considers that the plan meets the necessary legal requirements and is now ready to proceed to local referendum.

If a majority of voters are in favour of the plan, it will be used to make decisions on planning applications in Alnwick and Denwick.

Alnwick Town Council, together with Denwick Parish Council, has created the plan and councillors have engaged with the community to produce the document, which addresses issues local people believe are important.

All those eligible to vote will receive a polling card, with postal and proxy voting available.

New applications to register to vote must be received by Tuesday, May 30, and new applications for postal voting must be received in the elections office by Wednesday, May 31. Residents should contact the elections team for an application form as soon as possible on 01670 624811 or 0345 600 6400.

To view the plan online, visit