Two neighbour-hood plan referendums

Lichfield District Council is holding two neighbourhood plan referendums on Thursday 22 February 2018.

Registered voters in Lichfield City are being asked to vote in a referendum on the proposed Lichfield City Neighbourhood Plan. Residents will need to answer the question: Do you want Lichfield District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Lichfield City to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

A referendum will also take place for residents living in the parishes of Whittington and Fisherwick who will be asked the same question about the Whittington & Fisherwick Neighbourhood Plan, and whether it likewise should be used by the district council to help decide planning applications in the local area.

Both plans have been prepared having regard to the overarching policies contained in the district council’s local plan, and are intended to set out detailed planning guidance against which to judge future development proposals. If approved the plans will form part of the statutory planning framework for Lichfield City and Whittington and Fisherwick.

The plans are available to read online at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplans. Voters wanting more information about these plans should contact the appropriate city or parish council.

Registered voters living in both the neighbourhood areas should have received a poll card telling them where they will need to go to place their vote. Polling stations will be open on the day between 7am and 10pm.

The polling stations for the Lichfield City Neighbourhood Plan referendum will be the same as in previous years, except for anyone who usually votes at The Willows School in Lichfield. They will now need to go to The Sarah Brogden Room in Curborough Community Centre on Reynolds Close in Lichfield (WS13 7NY).

Local polling stations can also be found at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/pollingstations.
Posted on Tuesday 6th February 2018

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