West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement

West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement


A referendum relating to the adoption of the West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 17th March 2022.

The question which will be asked in the referendum is:

“Do you want Colchester Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for West Mersea 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 West Mersea neighbourhood area.

A person is entitled to vote in the referendum on Thursday 17th March 2022 if:

  • 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 persons 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 £2,707.33.

The number of persons entitled to vote in the referendum by reference to which that limit has been calculated is 5853.

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

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Hard copies may also be inspected at Colchester Town Hall, High Street, Colchester between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

The specified documents are:

  • The West Mersea Neighbourhood Development Plan (Referendum Draft);
  • The West Mersea Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report;
  • Summary of the representations submitted to the independent examiner;
  • Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement;
  • A statement that sets out general information about town and country planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum;
  • This Information Statement.

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