August 2017

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Published on 21 August 2017

Abbotskerswell and Bishopsteignton communities to vote on Neighbourhood Plans

Residents of Abbotskerswell and Bishopsteignton have the opportunity to decide if a Neighbourhood Plan can be used to influence planning decisions until 2033 by voting in their parish referendums.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led process for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. It contains aims, planning policies and proposals for improving the area or providing new community, sport and leisure facilities. It can be used to help decide where things should take place and to identify and protect important local green spaces.

The referendums will be held on Thursday 28 September 2017 to decide on the following question:

“Do you want Teignbridge District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Abbotskerswell to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?”

and

“Do you want Teignbridge District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Bishopsteignton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

People who are registered to vote in the Abbotskerswell and Bishopsteignton parishes can go to the polls. If more than 50% of the votes cast in favour, plans then become part of the development plan for the area and a statutory consideration in determining planning applications.

For Abbotskerswell, the Polling Station will be at Abbotskerswell Village Hall, Slade Lane. Abbotskerswell, TQ12 5YF.

For Bishopsteignton, the Polling Station will be at Community Centre, Shute Hill, Bishopsteignton, TQ14 9QL

Voting will take place between 7am to 10pm. Any registered elector living in the Abbotskerswell and Bishopsteignton Parish areas is eligible to vote.

Each Plan was produced by Abbotskerswell and Bishopsteignton Parish Councils’ Neighbourhood Planning Groups with support from Teignbridge District Council.

Further information relating to the referendum and the Abbotskerswell Neighbourhood Plan is available at

www.teignbridge.gov.uk/abbotskerswellnp

and Bishopsteignton Neighbourhood Plan is available at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/bishopsteigntonnp