The Referendum on the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday the 27th of November at the following listed polling stations. Polling stations will be open from 7am in the morning to 10pm at night. Registered voters in the Neighbourhood Area are eligible to vote and will have received polling cards with details of the polling station that is assigned to their area.
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to be held on
Thursday 27th November 2014A referendum will be held on the above date for the electoral areas in the parishes of:
Malmesbury, St Paul Malmesbury Without, and Brokenborough to vote on the following question:
"Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Malmesbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
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I am pleased to inform you that the Examiner appointed to examine the Draft Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan has now set the date for the public hearing.
The hearing will be held on Thursday 18 September 2014 beginning at 9.30am in Malmesbury Town Hall
The hearing is open to members of the public to attend but only invited participants will be permitted to take part in the discussions. Up-to-date information regarding the examination of the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Development Plan will be available on the council’s website as it becomes available at the following address: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplanning
For further information, contact Deborah Frith by telephone 01225 713 438 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is happening with the
Malmesbury Neighbourhood plan?
There are a number of factors that need to be considered with respect to the future path of our Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan. These include the eagerly awaited outcome of the Park Road appeal that is currently in the hands of government, the impact of the Gleeson decision on infrastructure and existing strategic site selections, the sustainability of school expansion proposals that reflect increased housing numbers, the impact of the Dyson expansion and the requirements of the governments requirement for several thousand more house as part of the Wiltshire County strategic plan. Members of the steering group, supported by planning officers and elected representatives, are trying to work our way through each of these elements to make sure that we have a plan that survives the recent setback with the Gleeson decision, is acceptable to the majority of residents, is defendable in planning law and addresses all the growth challenges that are being thrown at us. We must also make sure that the plan meets the requirements of the independent examination and that we have proposals to mitigate any issues the independent inspector may raise. My key concern is that we close down the ability for speculative developers to further undermine our community led decision making aspirations by gaining approvals based on the fact that we haven't actually got a completed and ratified plan. This is why we must push ahead with the independent examination as soon as we can. The independent inspector has now been selected and work is facilitate his requirements for the examination is underway. The examination may bring issues to the surface that we will need to address to allow the referendum to take place. A successful examination, with or without amendments to satisfy the inspector, will allow the plan to go ahead to referendum. I envisage that, if all goes well, we will have our referendum before the end of this year. The referendum will consist of a simple YES or NO to the plan and will include all electors in our Designated Neighbourhood Area
Chair of Malmesbury Neighbourhood Steering Group
READ MORE about how a Neighbourhood Plan is independently examined
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A short film from the Students of Malmesbury School about Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan
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The Government WILL NOT is calling in the Waitrose application to build a supermarket in Malmesbury. The unanimous by Wiltshire Councillors to grant permission to Waitrose to build a Supermarket in Malmesbury will not be called in by Government. Nick Boles had clearly demonstrated that government is keen to support local decision making through neighbourhood planning and the planning authority processes.
Read the decision letter from Government: