100 neighbourhood plans secure backing at referendum stage

A further three neighbourhood plans have received 'yes' votes in local referendums, taking the total number of such documents to be backed by local communities to 100.

Balsall Heath: neighbourhood plan backed in local referendum (picture: Elliott Brown)
Balsall Heath: neighbourhood plan backed in local referendum (picture: Elliott Brown)

Voters backed a neighbourhood plan for Balsall Heath, Birmingham, with 90 per cent of votes in favour on a 22.3 per cent turnout.

In Woking, Surrey, a neighbourhood plan for Hook Heath received a 94 per cent 'yes' vote on a 39 per cent turnout. Woking Council said that the neighbourhood plan will be formally adopted at a council meeting on 22 October.

Meanwhile, residents of Coton Park in Rugby voted by 93.3 per cent in favour of the Coton Forward neighbourhood plan on a 25.3 per cent turnout.



The Department for Communities and Local Government said that the votes yesterday had taken the number of neighbourhood plan referendums to 100.


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