Referendum version of the Dartmouth Neighbourhood Plan
Now that the Examination of the Dartmouth Neighbourhood Plan (under regulation 17) has been completed the next stage is for the community referendum to be organised by the South Hams District Council. A voting process for Dartmouth residents will be put in place and the requirement is for a decision to be reached by a simple majority vote.
The plan and the voting arrangements will be announced and shown on the relevant websites so that voters can be informed and make their decision known.
12th February 2022
12th Feb 2022 – Major milestone reached with the approval by DTC of the Dartmouth Neighbourhood Plan
The Dartmouth Neighbourhood Plan has been finalised by the Dartmouth Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. The Plan takes account of the views received from the community ,and from key stakeholders and statutory consultees. It has now reached the formal Submission Stage (Regulation 15) following its approval by Dartmouth Town Council as the Qualifying Body who are responsible for its submission to South Hams District Council (SHDC) for their consideration and undertaking a further round of consultation in particular to those who have previously commented on the Plan. Consultation on the Submission Version can be made to SHDC using this link https://www.neighbourhoodplanning.swdevon.gov.uk/dartmouth. Thereafter SHDC will forward the plan and their own comments to an Independent Examiner . Once the inspector’s comments have been incorporated the Plan will be submitted to the Dartmouth residents for their formal consideration via a Referendum requiring a simple majority vote for approval. This version of the Plan has some weight when deciding planning applications. Once it has passed a Referendum the policies proposed in the Plan will be part of the Development Plan for the area and have legal standing for planning purposes in Dartmouth. The Dartmouth Neighbourhood Plan will be effective through to 2034.
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