January 2018

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Published on 18 January 2018

Ogwell residents to vote on a Neighbourhood Plan

Ogwell residents to vote on a Neighbourhood Plan.

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

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 and 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 referendum will be held on Thursday 15 February 2018 to decide on the following question:

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

People who are registered to vote in the Ogwell parish can go to the polls. If more than 50% of the votes cast are in favour then the Plan will become part of the development plan for the area and will be a statutory consideration in determining planning applications.

The polling stations will be at:

Canada Hill Primary School, Abbotsridge Drive, Ogwell, TQ12 6YS, and

Ogwell Memorial Hall, East Ogwell, TQ12 6AJ

Voting will take place between 7am to 10pm. Any registered elector living in the Ogwell Parish area is eligible to vote.

The Plan was produced by Ogwell Parish Council with support from Teignbridge District Council.

Further information relating to the referendum and the Ogwell Neighbourhood Plan is available at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/ogwellnp