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Winsford Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Ballot BoxA Referendum relating to the adoption of the Winsford Neighbourhood Plan was held on 23 October 2014.

Result

The question which was asked in the Referendum is:

"Do you want Cheshire West and Chester Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Winsford area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

ResponseVotes
Yes 2,620 (69%)
No 1,160 (31%)
Turnout 16%

Documents

Information on the Referendum, Neighbourhood Plan and how you can take part in it is available in our Information for voters booklet:

The question which will be asked in the Referendum is:

"Do you want Cheshire West and Chester Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Winsford area 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 Winsford Neighbourhood area.

A person is entitled to vote in the Referendum if on the 8 October 2014:

  • 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 £3469.50. The number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to which that limit has been calculated is 22,810.

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

A copy of the specified documents, that is those documents listed below may be inspected at:

They can also be viewed in the One Stop shop areas between 8.30am and 5pm at:

And viewed during normal opening hours at:

Paper copies are also available to view at the above.

Specified documents

  • The modified Winsford Neighbourhood Plan (PDF, 7.69MB)
  • A summary of the representations submitted to the examiner (PDF, 387KB)
  • Examiner's report (PDF, 633KB)
  • Statement from the council relating to basic conditions and provisions (PDF, 135KB)
  • General information statement setting out information about town and country planning, neighbourhood planning and the referendum (PDF, 321KB)  
  • Information statement giving further information about the referendum (PDF, 497KB)

Information for campaigners and campaigning groups

A guide for campaigners and/or campaigning groups has been prepared and can be downloaded:

Campaigners and/or campaigning groups may register with the Counting Officer by completing the registration form:

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