A referendum will be held on Thursday 15 September 2016 to decide on the question below:
Do you want the Colchester Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Boxted to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
IF YOU VOTE YES:
The Neighbourhood Plan Document prepared by Boxted Parish Council will become the Statutory Planning Document for Boxted – ALL planning applications for Boxted will have to comply with the policies included in the Boxted Neighbourhood Plan which are specific to Boxted.
Statutory financial contributions from the developer will be paid directly to the Parish Council to decide how to use these funds for the benefit of Boxted residents.
IF YOU VOTE NO:
Colchester Borough Council’s Local Plan will be the Statutory Planning Document for Boxted.
Developers will not have to comply with the comprehensive policies specific to Boxted – only the more generic policies proposed by Colchester Borough Council.
Statutory financial contributions from the developer will be paid to Colchester Borough Council as the planning authority who will decide how to use these funds.
IF YOU ARE OPPOSED TO DEVELOPMENT IN BOXTED
Voting NO to the Boxted Neighbourhood Development Plan will not result in there being NO development in Boxted – it will simply mean that Colchester Borough Council’s Local Plan will control development policies rather than the plan prepared by Boxted Parish Council after consultation with local residents.
If you are opposed to Colchester Borough Council’s development plans, which include development across the Borough and in many small villages similar to Boxted, it is important that you get involved in the current Preferred Options consultation. Full details of the Borough plans for Boxted (and the rest of the Borough) and how you can comment are included on Colchester Borough Council’s website.