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Old Hunstanton residents can vote on planned Neighbourhood Plan in February





Residents of Old Hunstanton will be able to have their say about a proposed Neighbourhood Plan for their area next month.

Voters will be asked to say yes or no to the following question: ‘Do you want West Norfolk Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Old Hunstanton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

These plans seek to give communities direct power to shape the developments which can be approved in their area.

Old Hunstanton residents can have their say on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan next month. Picture: iStock
Old Hunstanton residents can have their say on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan next month. Picture: iStock

Development of the Old Hunstanton Neighbourhood Plan, led by the parish council, has gone through a rigorous process.

After being submitted to the borough council, it underwent an independent examination. Late in 2023, the independent examiner passed it to proceed to referendum.

The referendum is the final stage of the plan-making process, which will allow the Neighbourhood Plan to be adopted if supported by more than 50% of voters.

Voting in the referendum will take place at Old Hunstanton Village Hall, 36 Old Hunstanton Road, on February 8 between 7am and 10pm.

Counting will take place on Friday, February 9, and the result of the referendum is expected to be announced soon after midday.

All adults aged 18 or over on February 8, and who are registered to vote, will be eligible to have their say in the referendum. Voters will need to present photo ID.

Further details of the referendum timetable, including deadlines, are available on the borough council website.



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