Date published: 5th June 2024

A public referendum on whether to approve the Wells-next-the-Sea Neighbourhood Development Plan will take place on Thursday, 4 July.

The referendum will be held at Wells Methodist Church, Peter Collingwood Hall, Theatre Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1DJ. Car parking may be limited, so voters are encouraged to use other modes of transport where possible to reach the referendum venue.

In Wells-next-the-Sea, the referendum will be held at the same time and venue as polling day for the UK General Election – between 7am and 10pm on Thursday, 4 July.

Wells-next-the-Sea residents who are eligible to vote will receive their poll card in the post with the referendum and general election details.

The referendum will ask whether residents in the Wells neighbourhood area wish to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan for Wells-next-the-Sea.

Once the public vote has been counted, and if more than 50% of individuals vote ‘yes’, the Council will formally adopt the Wells-next-the-Sea Neighbourhood Plan.

If the Wells-next-the-Sea Neighbourhood Plan is approved, it will help determine future planning applications in the Neighbourhood Plan Area and form part of the statutory Development Plan for North Norfolk.

For further details of what the Wells-next-the-Sea Neighbourhood Plan involves, please visit

At this referendum, voters must show an accepted form of photo ID to be able to vote. Further information can be found at

If you are unable to attend the polling station in person, you can apply for a postal vote or nominate somebody to vote on your behalf as your proxy vote. 

To find out more about postal voting, including the deadline to apply for one, please visit 

If you wish to nominate somebody to vote on your behalf as your proxy vote, please visit

Last updated: 6th June 2024