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Burnham Market Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Neighbourhood Planning Referendum News

Published: Wednesday, 13th September 2023

Residents of Burnham Market will being able to have their say about the proposed Neighbourhood Plan for their area on 21 September.

Development of the Burnham Market Neighbourhood Plan, led by the parish council, began in late 2021 and has gone through a rigorous process. It was submitted to the borough council in December 2022 and has subsequently undergone an independent examination. Earlier this year, the independent examiner passed it to proceed to referendum, subject to a number of detailed changes to policy wordings, to ensure these function properly in managing future development.

The referendum is the final stage of the plan-making process, which will allow the Neighbourhood Plan to be adopted, if supported by a majority (more than 50%) of voters in the referendum.

Voting in the referendum will take place at Burnham Market & Norton Village Hall, Beacon Hill Road, PE31 8ER on 21 September between 7.00am and 10.00pm.

Counting will take place on Monday, 25 September, and the result of the referendum is expected to be announced soon after noon on 25 September.

All adults aged 18 or over on 21 September, who are resident in Burnham Market and who are registered to vote will be eligible to vote in the referendum. Voters should remember that they need to present photo ID.

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