Broughton Parish

Published: Wednesday, 15th August 2018

Neighbourhood Development Order and Neighbourhood Plan Referendums

Referendums on the Broughton Neighbourhood Development Order and the Broughton Neighbourhood Plan will be held in the Parish on Thursday 20th September 2018.

Voters will be asked to vote on two issues: firstly, whether they want the type of development in the neighbourhood development order for Broughton Parish to have planning permission, and secondly, whether they want Kettering Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Broughton Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area. A separate ballot paper will be issued to voters for each referendum.

The area the referendum on the Neighbourhood Development Order relates to is the BT exchange, Church Street, Broughton, and the area the Neighbourhood Plan relates to is the whole of the Broughton Parish area. Copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and Neighbourhood Development Order and supporting documents can be viewed on the Borough Council’s website at:

https://www.kettering.gov.uk/info/20058/planning_strategies_and_policies/29/neighbourhood_planning/4

All electors for Broughton Parish will be entitled to vote at each Referendum if they are included on the Register of Electors on 4th September 2018. Poll Cards will be sent out shortly after 15th August 2018 and any newly registered electors will receive theirs at a later date. Postal Votes will be sent on 11th September 2018. Any new applications for postal voting should be submitted to the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on 5th September 2018, and applications to appoint a proxy should be received by 5pm on 12th September 2018. The Polling Station for the referendums will be situated at the Broughton Baptist Chapel Room, High Street, Broughton and polling hours are 7am to 10pm.

More information on the conduct of the referendums is available on the Borough Council’s website at:

https://www.kettering.gov.uk/info/20008/elections_and_voting/12303/neighbourhood_planning_referendums

Graham Soulsby, the Counting Officer for the Referendums said:

“These are the first two referendums of this type that have been held in the Borough and we would encourage voters in Broughton to go to the Polling Station on 20th September and cast their votes to enable them to have their say on the future of their neighbourhood.”