Two votes to be held on plans for villages in Daventry district

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Residents in two villages in Daventry District will go to the polls in July to decide whether they agree with proposed neighbourhood development plans for their area.

Separate plans for Kilsby and Spratton have been developed by the parish councils together with steering groups from the villages in order to guide their future development.

And two referendums on Thursday 21 July will ask residents of those villages whether Daventry District Council (DDC) should use their respective neighbourhood development plan to help decide future planning applications.

If more than 50% of those who vote for an individual plan are in favour, then DDC is required to ‘make’ that plan so it becomes part of the statutory development plan.

People who live in those parishes are eligible to vote in their respective referendum. Polling stations will be open in Spratton Village Hall and Kilsby Village Hall from 7am to 10pm on polling day, 21 July.

Anyone wishing to arrange to vote by post needs to complete an application form and return it to DDC by 5pm on Wednesday, 6 July.

Anyone who is unable to get to a polling station, because they are working away or on holiday abroad for example, can apply for a proxy vote. Anyone can act as a proxy provided they are willing to do so and are eligible to vote in the referendum.

In order to cast a vote by proxy people need to complete an application form and return it to DDC by 5pm on Wednesday, 13 July.

To apply for a postal or proxy vote please email electoralservices@daventrydc.gov.uk or phone 01327 871100.

Both neighbourhood development plans have been subject to public consultation before being reviewed by independent examiners, who recommended they go to a referendum.

For more details, and to view the Information Statements and Notices of Referendum, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/kilsbyneighbourhoodplan and www.daventrydc.gov.uk/sprattonneighbourhoodplan.