Woodhouse Parish Council

Serving the people of Woodhouse & Woodhouse Eaves

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Clerk: Emma Crowe
50a Main Street
Woodhouse Eaves
Loughborough
LE12 8RZ

Neighbourhood Plan

Referendum Outcome

WOODHOUSE PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING REFERENDUM

Thursday 28 October 2021

I, Rob Mitchell, being the Counting Officer at the above referendum, do hereby give notice that the number of votes cast is as follows:

Do you want Charnwood Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Woodhouse Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

Votes Cast

Number of votes cast for YES

324

Number of votes cast for NO

19

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

Number of

ballot papers

A want of an official mark

0

B voting for more than one answer

0

C writing or mark by which voter could be identified

0

D being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty

0

Total

0

Electorate: 1590

Ballot Papers Issued: 343

Turnout: 21.6%

And I do hereby declare that more than half of those voting have voted in favour of the Woodhouse Parish Neighbourhood Plan.

The Woodhouse Neighbourhood Plan Referendum is on Thursday 28th October 2021

Charnwood Borough Council has published its decision statement to hold a referendum on the Woodhouse Neighbourhood Plan on 28th October 2021. You can view the relevant documents on the website https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/woodhouse_neighbourhood_plan. If you have any technical electoral questions about the referendum, please e-mail my colleague Ian Dobson, Interim Elections Manager – ian.dobson2@charnwood.gov.uk.

The Planning Practice Guidance states: "Decision-making: Where the local planning authority has issued a decision statement (as set out under Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012) detailing its intention to send a neighbourhood plan to referendum, that plan can be given significant weight in decision-making, so far as the plan is material to the application." https://www.gov.uk/guidance/neighbourhood-planning--2

Woodhouse Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement

Woodhouse Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement - August 2021

To contact the Advisory Group with your views about planning policies to help shape the future of the parish, email woodhouseparishNP@gmail.com or contact a parish councillor or the parish council clerk.

In the column on the left are links to the Woodhouse Parish Plan, Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings and Village Design Statements.

Key issues from NPs that have been completed:

  • Clarity
  • Evidence
  • Consistency
  • Meet all legal requirements
  • Balance harm and benefits
  • Be reasonable
  • Keep to land use planning

NPs must conform to the Local Plan. Charnwood BC has begun to consult on the next Local Plan up to 2036. Their documents are available from:
http://consult.charnwood.gov.uk/portal/planning/newlocalplan/towardslocalplan

Neighbourhood Plans in Charnwood
https://www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/np/charnwood.html

Local network of NP groups
Nik Green officer who sends out NP info to mailing list of groups