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Modbury neighbourhood Plan Referendum

The Modbury Neighbourhood Plan is going to referendum. Read the plan and cast your vote.

Published: January 31, 2023

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View the plan document at the bottom of this page

The question to be asked at the Referendum will be:

“Do you want South Hams District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Modbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

You vote by putting a cross (X) in the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ box on the ballot paper.

If more people vote ‘yes’ than ‘no’ in the Referendum, then South Hams District Council will use the Modbury Neighbourhood Plan to help it to decide planning applications within Modbury.

The Neighbourhood Plan once adopted will then become part of the Development Plan used by the Local Planning Authority (South Hams District Council).
If more people vote ‘no’ than ‘yes’, in this Referendum or there is a tied vote, then planning applications will continue to be decided without reference to the Neighbourhood Plan as part of the Development Plan for the local area.

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

Who can vote?

A person is entitled to vote if at the time of the Referendum, they meet the eligibility criteria to vote in a local election for the area and if they live in the Referendum area.

The eligibility criteria are:

  • You are registered to vote in local government elections on 21 February 2023, and,
  • You are 18 years of age or over on 9 March 2023.

If you are not registered, you won’t be able to vote. You can check if you are registered by calling the SHDC Helpline on 01803 861434.

If you are not registered to vote, you can go online to vote with your national insurance number by midnight on 21 February 2023. If you do not have access to the internet please call our helpline on 01803 861434 during office hours making sure that you allow sufficient time to complete and return an application form by 21 February 2023 .



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