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April 2023

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Published on 3 April 2023

May referendum for Ipplepen Neighbourhood Plan

People living in the parish of Ipplepen will be able to vote next month in a referendum on the Ipplepen Neighbourhood Plan, on the same day as the local elections. 

This follows the consultation held in late autumn last year and a subsequent independent examination of the Plan to ensure it conforms with national polices and guidance. 

The examiner noted that “The Steering Group had engaged with the local community and kept people informed as the plan progressed. As a result, the community’s vision and aim for Ipplepen reflects the views and priorities of the community”. 

Development of the Plan started in 2015 and has been coordinated by the Ipplepen Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.  The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and local planning policies which, together with the Teignbridge Local Plan will be used to determine planning applications. 

Recommendations from the independent examiner have been accepted by Teignbridge District Council, Ipplepen Parish Council, and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. 

The referendum is scheduled for Thursday 4 May 2023 and the formal Notice of Referendum, a copy of the Ipplepen Neighbourhood Plan and other supporting documents are available at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/ipplepennp 

Polling cards are scheduled to be posted on 20 April to all people who currently live within Ipplepen Parish and are registered to vote in elections. 

Anyone living in the Parish who is not on the electoral register can still vote providing they register before 17 April and the deadline for a proxy vote is 5pm on 25 April. Proxy and absent voting arrangements can be found here. 

Only people who reside with Ipplepen Parish who are on the electoral register will be eligible to vote.   If more than 50% of voters support the plan, then TDC must ‘make’ the plan (bring the plan into force).