The Parish Council is aware that there are a number of social media communications regarding Stanton Drew Neighbourhood Plan. We encourage every parishioner to go online where possible (or contact BaNES if that is not possible) and read the “Referendum Draft” version of the Neighbourhood Plan. That is the version on which the referendum is being held.
Residents can follow any of these link these links to view the “Referendum Draft” version of the Neighbourhood Plan:
the Neighbourhood Plan website http://www.stantondrewpnp.co.uk
the Bath and North East Somerset Council website https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/sites/default/files/2021-03/Stanton%20Drew%20NDP%20-%20Referendum%20Version.pdf
All other relevant associated and supporting documents can be viewed here: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/policy-and-documents-library/stanton-drew
The “Referendum Draft” version of the Neighbourhood Plan is 70 pages to the appendices. It is only the policies in a neighbourhood plan that are referred to in the consideration of planning applications and for the ease of reference, part 3 of the document (pages 41 to 60) contains the policies, there are 12 in total.
Residents in the Parish that are entitled to vote will receive a polling card. If you are not registered to vote you can still do so. The referendum will ask the question:
‘Do you want Bath & North East Somerset Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Stanton Drew to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’
Use your vote, either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to express your preference on this. If there is a majority ‘Yes’ vote (i.e. 51% or over) then Stanton Drew Neighbourhood Plan can be brought into legal force by Bath and North east Somerset Council. Thereafter the policies within Stanton Drew Neighbourhood Plan will be used (in addition to the existing planning policies in the National Planning Policy Framework and in the Bath and North east Somerset Council Local Plan) when determining planning applications.
If anyone has any questions regarding the Neighbourhood Plan then please feel free to contact one of your Parish Councillors or a members of the Neighbourhood Plan team.