Almost time to vote on the Neighbourhood Plan

Now that the Plan has been approved by EDDC, the last stage is for the electors of Uplyme to vote on whether they want the Plan to be “made” – that is, used by EDDC to determine local planning applications.

If the plan is made, the planning policies written in it will have the same weight as national planning policy. If the plan is not made (that is, more than 50% of those voting do not agree with it), then EDDC will continue to make decisions based on national and district policy, without regard to the Plan itself. So, whether you agree with the plan or not, it’s important that you vote: this will help determine what happens in Uplyme until 2031!

  • Last Date for Voter Registration – Tuesday 10 October 2017
  • Receipt of Postal Vote Applications – 5:00 pm Wednesday 11 October 2017
  • Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications – 5:00 pm Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Day of Poll – 7:00 am to 10:00 pm Thursday 26 October 2017

Please make sure you are on the electoral register in good time if you’d like to take part in this important poll, which will determine whether local or district policies apply to planning etc.

You can read the final Plan here. (PDF file)