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Date published: 18th February 2019

Corpusty and Saxthorpe are the first Neighbourhood Planning group in North Norfolk to reach the Referendum stage of the Neighbourhood Plan. The Referendum will take place at Corpusty and Saxthorpe Village Hall, where polling will open at 7am and close at 10pm.

Corpusty and Saxthorpe residents who are eligible to vote shall receive polling cards with full election details in the post. Voters who attend the referendum will be asked the question: “Do you want North Norfolk District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Corpusty and Saxthorpe to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?” 

Once the public vote has been cast, if more than 50% of individuals vote ‘yes’, then North Norfolk District Council will formally adopt the Corpusty and Saxthorpe Neighbourhood Plan.

If the Neighbourhood Plan is adopted it will help determine future planning applications in the Neighbourhood Plan Area and shall form part of the statutory Development Plan for North Norfolk. For full details of what the Neighbourhood Plan involves you can visit our website: https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/corpustynp

Cllr Karen Ward, North Norfolk District Council’s Liberal Democrat Portfolio Holder for Planning and Planning Policy, said: “‘Neighbourhood Plans are a valuable part of the planning system which enable residents a stronger voice in how their community grows and develops. I am delighted that Corpusty and Saxthorpe’s hard work and perseverance has paid off.”

Cllr Georgie Perry-Warnes, North Norfolk District Council ward member for Corpusty, said: “I very much support the idea of localism; Imogen Waterson and Tony Barnett have worked very hard to produce a Neighbourhood Plan that ensures that the people of Corpusty and Saxthorpe have a say in their future developments. It’s a very exciting time for me and our community.”

Cllr John Rest, Leader of the Independent group at North Norfolk District Council, said: “I would encourage all people that are eligible to vote to do so. A lot of work is put into preparing these Neighbourhood Plans, and a referendum vote will show which way local people want to proceed.”

Imogen Waterson, Chair of Corpusty & Saxthorpe Parish Council, said: “The policies in the Plan will allow more housing (up to 50 houses) within the new settlement boundary, which will help to ensure the future of the school, pub and local businesses, while preserving the character, open spaces and beauty of the villages.”

Last updated: 20th February 2019