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Referendum

The referendum relating to the Chelford Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 26th September, 2019.  The official notices announcing this referendum can be viewed below.

Chelford Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Information Statement


A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Chelford Neighbourhood Plan will be held on 26 September 2019.  A copy of the Notice of Referendum is attached – which will be published on 21 August 2019.

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is:

“Do you want Cheshire East Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Chelford to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

The Referendum area is identified on the map which is included with this information statement.

The Referendum area is identical to the area which has been designated as the Chelford Neighbourhood area.

A person is entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 26 September 2019

  • he or she is entitled to vote in a local government election in the Referendum area: and
  • his or her qualifying address for the election is in the Referendum area.  A person’s qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she is entitled to be registered.

The Referendum expenses limit that will apply in relation to the Referendum is £2423.30.  The number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to which that limit has been calculated is 1039.

The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

A copy of the specified documents, that is those documents listed below, may be inspected at:

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning/neighbourhood-plans/neighbourhood-plans-a-f/chelford-neighbourhood-plan.aspx

They can also be viewed on computer screens at:

Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, SK10 1EA – Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm

Delamere House, Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2JZ – Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm – except Tuesdays – 8.45am to 4pm

All Cheshire East libraries – for opening hours please contact the libraries directly

Paper copies of the specified documents are also available to view during normal office hours at:

Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ

The specified documents are:

  • The Chelford Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • Report of the independent examiner
  • Summary of the representations submitted to the independent examiner
  • Statement by the local planning authority that the draft plan meets the basic conditions and complies with the relevant legislation
  • A statement that sets out general information about town and country planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum
  • This information statement.

Dated: 16 August 2019

Kath O’Dwyer
Counting Officer
Cheshire East Borough Council
Westfields
Middlewich Road
Sandbach
CW11 1HZ

NOTICE OF REFERENDUM

CHELFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN AREA

Referendum on the adoption of the Chelford Neighbourhood Plan

1.  A referendum will be held on Thursday 26 September 2019 to decide the question below:

“Do you want Cheshire East Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Chelford to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

2.  Applications to be included on the register of electors for this referendum must be received no later than Tuesday 10 September 2019.

3.  Electors and their proxies should take note that:

Any changes to, or cancellations of, existing postal or proxy vote records, and new applications to be treated as postal voters, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, either by hand at the Elections Office,  Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA, or by post at the Elections Office, Macclesfield Town Hall, c/o Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BJ by no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 11 September 2019  if they are to be effective for this referendum.  You must allow sufficient time for posted applications to be received in the Elections Office by the deadline.

4.  All new applications for proxy voting arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, either by hand at the Elections Office, Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA, or by post at the Elections Office, Macclesfield Town Hall, c/o Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BJ by no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 18 September 2019, if they are to be effective for this referendum.  You must allow sufficient time for posted applications to be received in the Elections Office by the deadline.

5.  All applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity, or for work/service reasons, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, either by hand at the Elections Office, Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA, or by post at the Elections Office, Macclesfield Town Hall, c/o Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BJ by 5.00pm on Thursday 26 September 2019 if they are to be effective for this referendum. 

You must allow sufficient time for posted applications to be received in the Elections Office by the deadline.  The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5.00pm on Wednesday 18 September 2019.  To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5.00pm on Wednesday 18 September 2019.                                                                          

                                                                                       

COUNTING OFFICER

Dated: 21 August 2019                                          

Printed and Published by the COUNTING OFFICER, WESTFIELDS, MIDDLEWICH ROAD, SANDBACH, CHESHIRE, CW11 1HZ

 

Explanatory Note – regarding our office address:

Delivery of applications to register to vote, to vote by post or by proxy – These forms can be hand delivered to the Electoral Registration Officer, Ground Floor, Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA.  If you choose to post these forms the address to which to post them is the Electoral Registration Officer, Macclesfield Town Hall, c/o Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BJ, but you must ensure that you allow sufficient time for posted applications to be received in the Elections Office by the relevant deadline for each type of application.