This is an archived press release
Monday 14 September 2015
Local residents are being asked to vote on whether the Bradwell Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2015-2030 should be formally consulted by National Park planners when making decisions about future developments there.
The draft plan was prepared by Bradwell Parish Council, in consultation with local residents and businesses, and submitted to the Peak District National Park in December 2014.
An independent examiner found that the plan, subject to modifications, met legal requirements and should proceed to referendum. The referendum version of the neighbourhood plan has been modified to incorporate these suggestions.
The referendum will be held on Thursday 22 October 2015.
The question that will be asked in the referendum is: ‘Do you want the Peak District National Park Authority to use the neighbourhood plan for Bradwell Parish to help it decide planning applications in the area?’
A person is entitled to vote in the referendum, if on 22 October 2015, the person is entitled to vote in a local government election in the referendum area; and, the person's qualifying address for the election is in the referendum area.
If more than half of those voting vote 'yes', the National Park Authority must make Bradwell Parish neighbourhood plan part of the statutory development plan and use it to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area.
The neighbourhood plan, information about the referendum and information about how to vote, are on display at three locations until 22 October at:
- Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE (Monday to Friday, 8.45am - 5pm).
- Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Matlock, DE4 3NN (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, except Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm).
- The temporary office located at Soft Water Lane (Legion Site), Bradwell (Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm).
Find out more about the referendum here.