Clipston Neighbourhood Development Plan – Referendum on 2nd December 2021
Each household in the Parish hopefully should have received a copy through their door of an Executive Summary of the Referendum Version of the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Referendum Version follows an Independent Examiner’s report of the Plan, with various modifications he recommended and West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) then approving this.
There will now be a referendum which will be on Thursday 2nd December 2021 (7 am to 10 pm) at Clipston Village Hall. This will follow a similar format to an election. All those registered to vote within the Parish can do so and will be given a ballot paper with the question:
“Do you want West Northamptonshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Clipston to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”
There is no minimum turnout for it to be valid. If more than 50% vote “yes” then WNC is required to “make” the Plan. If this does not occur, then WNC takes no further action and the Clipston Parish Council would have to decide what it wishes to do.
Whilst the Examiner’s recommendations retain the intention and objectives of the policies contained in the previous draft of the Plan, the one significant recommendation is the removal of the proposed residential site allocation off Naseby Road of 4 affordable homes and 6 market value houses.
All relevant documentation can be found from the below link. For clarity, it is the full version of the Plan which is the actual subject of the referendum rather than the Executive Summary.
NDP Advisory Committee