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Village residents set to vote on key plan

Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.
Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

A local referendum is set to be held on the Stannington Neighbourhood Plan.

The vote will take place on Thursday, July 19, and all residents in the parish of Stannington who are registered to vote will be able to have their say.

If a majority of residents who vote in the referendum are in favour of the plan, it will be used to make decisions on planning applications in the parish.

Stannington Parish Council has engaged with the community to produce the document, which addresses issues local people have identified as important in their local area.

The local authority established a steering group to lead on the plan making process.

The referendum will be run in the same way as a local election, with all those registered to vote receiving a polling card, and the options of postal and proxy voting available to those who are registered for them.

If residents have any queries about the referendum or their vote, they should contact the county council’s elections team on 01670 624811.

The Stannington Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents, including information for voters, can be viewed at www.northumberland.gov.uk/ourplan