People living in the parish of Chaddesley Corbett have until Tuesday 26 August 2014 to register to vote in a Neighbourhood Plan referendum being held on Thursday 11 September.
Residents who are on the register of electors have already had poll cards delivered. They will be asked to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the question, “Do you want Wyre Forest District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Chaddesley Corbett to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”
Neighbourhood Plans are part of a package of measures introduced by central Government to allow communities more say in the development that takes place in their area. It sets out policies to guide development and can allocate sites for specific uses. The Plan has been prepared by the Parish Council, which has been working with the District Council.
The referendum will be held at Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 11 September.
Ian Miller, Wyre Forest District Council’s Counting Officer said:
“It’s not too late for anyone living in the Parish to register to vote to take part in the referendum. They have until 5pm on Tuesday 26 August to get on the register. This can now be done online www.gov.uk/register-to-vote . They can also register to vote by post. People who already have a postal vote do not need to reapply but any new applications or amendments need to be made by 5pm on Wednesday 27 August. Applications for anyone wishing to vote by proxy need to be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 3 September.” Anyone with enquiries about registering to vote or postal and proxy applications can call the District Council on 01562 732928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about Neighbourhood Plans and to read the Chaddesley Corbett Neighbourhood Plan visit www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplanning