Residents can vote whether to give Leamington Neighbourhood Plan the green light in May referendum

Leamington Town Council said: "The Plan is a bespoke land use plan for Leamington Spa, providing specific policies just for the town itself"

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 4:27 pm
Ben Hayday, David Anscombe, Ann Morrison and Katherine Geddes promote the Leamington Neighbourhood Plan referendum.

Leamington residents will have their say on whether to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan for the town at a referendum in May .

All eligible residents are encouraged to vote.

The plan, finalised after wide-ranging consultations, passed examination last year and is now being submitted to referendum for local people to vote on the adoption of the policies.

If more than 50 per cent of those voting support the plan, then this will become a formally adopted document that will be a significant material consideration in all future planning decisions for the town.

Leamington will also benefit from increased developer contributions for investment in local infrastructure and projects – known as the Community Infrastructure Levy.

Leamington Town Council said: "The Plan is a bespoke land use plan for Leamington Spa, providing specific policies just for the town itself.

"A vote for the plan will help protect 28 parks and green spaces from future development, support a robust, accessible and sympathetic Creative Quarter redevelopment, promote higher housing design standards, encourage appropriate brownfield usage, support the use of sustainable travel and help protect our existing community facilities.

"Voting can be done at a polling station or by postal or proxy vote.

"Voters must ensure they are registered to vote by April 19 and should register for postal voting by April 20 and proxy voting by April 27 if required.

Details are available on the Leamington Town Council website: https://www.leamingtonspatowncouncil.gov.uk/Neighbourhood-Plan-.aspxMore information about the plan including supporting documents can be found at http://leamingtonneighbourhoodplan.org.uk/