Residents in Leasingham and Roxholm have the chance soon to vote on a neighbourhood plan for their parish.
A referendum on the Leasingham and Roxholm Neighbourhood Plan takes place next month, on Thursday 9 November.
The neighbourhood plan sets out a local vision for the future and planning policies, and if adopted will be used to determine planning applications within the parish. It has been prepared by Leasingham and Roxholm Parish Council, along with the help of their local community.
Voting in the referendum will take place at Leasingham Village Hall, from 7am until 10pm on the day.
Anyone voting in person on the neighbourhood plan will need to show an accepted form of photo ID at the polling station in order to vote.
More information on the types of photo ID which are acceptable, and how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate if you don’t have an accepted form of photo ID, can be found on this North Kesteven District Council weblink.
There are also some key dates to remember before then:
- The deadline to register to vote in the referendum is midnight on Tuesday 24 October. If you are not registered to vote, you’ll not be able to take part in the referendum. You can check if you are registered to vote by calling 01529 414155. If you are not on the electoral register, you will need to go online onto the Government website and complete an application form.
- The deadline to apply for a postal vote or to amend/cancel an existing postal or proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 25 October.
- The deadline to apply for a new proxy vote or apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (which is the free form of photo ID for use at polling stations if you do not currently have an accepted form of photo ID) is 5pm on Wednesday 1 November.
For more detail on proxy, postal votes, or voting in person, visit the District Council’s webpage on the referendum. Residents of Leasingham and Roxholm are encouraged to go online and view the neighbourhood plan before responding to the referendum. It can be found on the same webpage.
The Leasingham and Roxholm Neighbourhood Plan was formally submitted to North Kesteven District Council and subject to a period of publicity in summer last year, where public comments were invited.