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Referendum

The Plan goes to Referendum on Thursday June 15th 2017.

Here is a link to a pdf of the final plan: (Click here to view)

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What is a Referendum?

It is like an election, but rather than casting a vote for a candidate you will be asked to vote YES or NO as to whether you think the policies in the Neighbourhood Plan should be used by Northumberland County Council to help it decide planning applications in Alnwick and Denwick.

It is the last step in the process we have been working on for over three years. The majority of those voting YES or NO in the referendum will decide its outcome.

If you live in the parishes of Alnwick or Denwick and are on the electoral register you will be able to vote.

Why a Neighbourhood Plan?

The Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared by a local steering group led by Alnwick Town Council. It is the community’s opportunity to influence planning decisions. The Plan has policies which cover housing and housing growth, the economy and employment, town centre and retail, the environment, heritage and culture, and transport. The Plan also promotes the appropriate development of community facilities including leisure and education.

What happens without a Neighbourhood Plan?

If more people vote ‘No’, than ‘Yes, then planning applications will continue to be decided without using the Alnwick & Denwick Neighbourhood Plan.

Viewing the Neighbourhood Plan

You can see a pdf of the Referendum Version of the Plan by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

A printed version of the Plan can be viewed during opening hours at:
Alnwick Town Council Office, Room 5, 27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick NE66 1HW;
and
Alnwick Library, Green Batt, Alnwick NE66 1TU.

Further information can be obtained by telephone on 01665 602574 Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.


Here is a link to a pdf of the final plan:

referendum document

Here are links to pdfs of the two maps that go with the plan, one of the town centre and one of greater Alnwick:

Town Centre.

Greater Alnwick.


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Meetings of the Steering Group:

Now that the Plan has been submitted for referendum, the Steering Group will not be meeting regularly.

 

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