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Village residents invited to have their say on several votes

Residents of Fleggburgh and Somerton are invited to vote on their villages future next month.

Ballot box. Credit: Element5 / Unsplash

Votes on new a Neighbourhood Plan for Fleggburgh and Parish by-election for Somerton will take place on 16 June 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. 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 the referenda will be whether people would like Great Yarmouth Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan to help the parish decide planning applications in Fleggburgh village.

Cllr Carl Annison, chairman of the Development Control committee said: "We encourage everyone eligible to take part in these ballots to do so, as it's important for residents to have their say on what happens in their villages."

The last day for new applications to vote by post or to change existing absent vote details in Somerton's by-election is 5pm on 30 May 2022. The last day for new applications to vote by proxy is no later than 5pm on 8 June 2022.

Last modified on 21 June 2023

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