Jan 22, 2020 | Correspondence


This is a special drum roll to help you organise your ability to vote in our Referendum on the Bigbury Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 27 February 2020 at the Memorial Hall (7.00 am to 10.00 pm)

The SHDC Information Sheet for Bigbury Voters can be downloaded HERE
On this site, you will find the following information:

  1. Bigbury Neighbourhood Plan
  2. Report of the Independent Examiner
  3. Summary of the representations submitted to the Independent Examiner
  4. A statement by the local planning authority that the draft plan meets the basic Conditions (Decision Statement)
  5. Information Statement and Information for Voters (this document)

The SHDC Information Sheet will be published in full in the Bigbury News Feb/March edition.

The question at the Referendum will be: “Do you want South Hams District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Bigbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

You vote by putting a cross (X) in the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ box on the ballot paper.

If more people vote ‘Yes’ than ‘No’ in the Referendum, then South Hams District Council will use the Bigbury Neighbourhood Plan to help to make decisions on planning applications within Bigbury. The Neighbourhood Plan, once adopted, will then become part of the Development Plan used by the Local Planning Authority (South Hams District Council).

If more people vote ‘No’ than ‘Yes’ in this Referendum or there is a tied vote, then planning applications will continue to be decided without reference to the Neighbourhood Plan as part of the Development Plan for the local area.

You must be registered to vote in local government elections on 11 February 2020 and 18 years of age or over on 27 February 2020   To check if you are registered, call 01803 861434   If you are not registered to vote, you can go online (CLICK HERE) to register with your national insurance number by midnight on 11 February 2020.

There are three ways of voting:
On Thursday 27 February 2020 (7.00 am to 10.00 pm) at the polling station (Memorial Hall, St Ann’s Chapel). You will receive a poll card in the post.

Applications for Postal Votes or Proxy Votes are available on line by clicking this LINK 
Helpline 01803 861434 or EMAIL
For more information about voting and the arrangements for this Referendum, EMAIL HERE:

Hard copies of the Bigbury Neighbourhood Plan can be borrowed for a day from the following people: Cllr. Beth Huntley 810385 or 07775 761 122; Cllr. Stuart Watts 810373; Cllr. George Rosevear 810051; Cllr. Cathy Case 07830 138 133 Cllr. Sharon Smith 810115; Cllr. Valerie Scott 810336 or 07711 446 218; Jill Gubbins  810651; Simon Bronstein  810005 or 07710 657 387; Jean Wright  810029;Jo Simes  810693; Bryan Carson 810296 ; Louise Wainwright 810991 or 07908 525663

A digital download of the Neighbourhood Plan can also be found HERE

See posters below for the final designated development boundaries for St Ann’s Chapel, Bigbury and Bigbury on Sea in Fig 8 of the NHP.

A short presentation of the vision, objectives and policies of the plan will be given by Cllr. Valerie Scott at the next Bigbury Parish Council meeting in the Memorial Hall on Wednesday 12th February commencing at 7.30pm.   If you want to ask any questions please come along to this meeting.

Kind regards,
Louise Wainwright
Editor Bigbury News & Bigbury Drums




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