Voters in two Daventry district parishes to go to the polls in planning referendums

Residents in three villages in Daventry district will go to the polls this month to decide whether they agree with proposed neighbourhood development plans for their areas.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 16th September 2016, 5:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:19 pm

A plan for Flore parish and a separate one for Barby and Onley parish have been developed by the parish councils, along with steering groups from the villages, in order to help guide their future development.

Two referendums on Thursday 29 September will ask residents of those parishes whether Daventry District Council (DDC) should use their respective neighbourhood development plans to help decide future planning applications in their area.

If more than 50 per cent 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 Barby Village Hall and Onley Park Village Hall and at Flore Millennium Hall from 7am to 10pm on polling day, 29 September.

Both neighbourhood development plans have been subject to public consultation before being reviewed by independent examiners and then the District Council, who recommended they proceed to a referendum.

For more details visit the Neighbourhood Planning Referendums page from