Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan Area

Referendum on the adoption of the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan.

1. A referendum will be held on Thursday 16 February 2017 to decide on the question below:

‘Do you want Bath & North East Somerset Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Chew Valley Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

2. New applications to be included on the register of electors for this referendum must reach the Electoral Registration Officer (address below) no later than Tuesday 31 January 2017. Applications can be made online via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

3. New applications to vote by post, or to amend existing postal or proxy arrangements (e.g. cancellations or re-directions) must reach the Electoral Registration Officer (address below) no later than 5pm on Wednesday 1 February 2017.

4. New applications to vote by proxy must reach the Electoral Registration Officer (address below) no later than 5pm on Wednesday 8 February 2017.

5. Applications to vote by proxy on grounds of occupation, service, employment or a medical condition, illness or disability arising after 5pm on Wednesday 8 February 2017 must reach the Electoral Registration Officer (address below) by 5pm on Thursday 16 February 2017.

Chew Valley Area Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement

A referendum relating to the adoption of Chew Valley Area Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 16 February 2017.

The question which will be asked in the referendum is:

‘Do you want Bath & North East Somerset Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Chew Valley Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

The referendum area is identical to the area which has been designated as the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan Area, and is identified on the map included with this information statement.

A person is entitled to vote in the referendum if:

  • he or she is entitled to vote in a local government election in the referendum area; and
  • his or her qualifying address for the election is in the referendum area. A person’s qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be so registered.

The referendum expenses limit is £2,577. The number of persons entitled to vote in the referendum by reference to which that limit has been calculated is 3,648.

The referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

Copies of the documents listed below and overleaf are available for public inspection during normal office opening hours at:

Bath & North East Somerset Council One Stop Shop, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JG The documents can also be viewed on the websites listed below:

Bath & North East Somerset Council website: www.bathnes.gov.uk/cvreferendum

Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan website: www.cvnp.co.uk.

List of documents available for public inspection

  • The draft Neighbourhood Plan
  • The report of the independent examiner into the draft Neighbourhood Plan;
  • A summary of the representations submitted to the independent examiner;
  • The statement of the local planning authority (Bath & North East Somerset Council) that the draft Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions specified by statute and complies with the relevant legislation;
  • A statement that sets out general information as to town and country planning (including neighbourhood planning) and the referendum;
  • A map of the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan area.