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RESULTS - Water Orton Residents asked in Referendum if they want a Neighbourhood Plan

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2022

On Thursday 19 May, residents in Water Orton will be asked whether they want North Warwickshire Borough Council to adopt the Water Orton Neighbourhood Plan.

The result is in for the Water Orton Neighbourhood Planning Referendum:

 

YES = 356

NO = 23

Turnout was 14%

 

Which means that the Referendum has approved the Neighbourhood Plan.

 

On Thursday 19 May, residents in Water Orton will be asked whether they want North Warwickshire Borough Council to adopt the Water Orton Neighbourhood Plan.

The Borough Council is holding the Referendum – with the question being:

Do you want North Warwickshire Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Water Orton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

If the yes vote wins by a majority – the plan will be included in North Warwickshire’s Borough Plan, which is used to help decide planning applications.  More information about the plan is available at www.northwarks.gov.uk/referendum. Printed copies of the plan can be obtained from the Council House in Atherstone, or the Link in Water Orton.

All voters in the area will have received a poll card – inviting them to vote in the referendum on 19th May. There’s only 1 polling station – Water Orton Methodist Church on Birmingham Road, and polls will be open from 7.00am – 10.00pm, just like an ordinary election.

Like an election, those with postal votes in place will receive a postal voting pack, around 20th April

Anyone who isn’t able to vote on 19th May can apply to vote by post or by proxy – more information is available at www.northwarks.gov.uk/referendum or by calling 01827 719237.

Neighbourhood Planning Referendums were established as part of the Localism Act in 2012. So far, North Warwickshire has held 6 of these referendums since 2016, with all of them voting yes.

The count for the referendum will take place on 19th May after the polls close at 10pm, at Water Orton Methodist church.