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Village residents get their say on future developments

Residents in three villages will have the chance to vote on the future of their neighbourhoods in referenda being held next month.

Votes on new Neighbourhood Plans for Filby, Rollesby, and Winterton-on-Sea will take place on 24 February 2022.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a formal plan, usually prepared by a parish council or local community group, which provides an opportunity to help shape the development of buildings and changes in land use within the area.

The plans must pass through a series of formal stages and follow nationally set 'basic conditions' before coming into force. In order to be adopted, plans must receive at least 50% of the votes cast in the referendum.

Residents can vote in the referendum if they are entitled to vote in local government elections and their qualifying address is in the referendum area.

The question asked at all three referenda will be whether people would like Great Yarmouth Borough Council and the Broads Authority to use the Neighbourhood Plan for each parish to help decide planning applications in their area.

Cllr Carl Annison, chairman of the Development Control committee said: "We encourage all those who are entitled to vote in these referendums to do so, as it is a great opportunity for residents to have their say on how future developments in their immediate areas are formed."

Each plan is available to view online on the Great Yarmouth Borough Council website along with full details of the referendum.

Last modified on 07 December 2023

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