REFERENDUM NEWS 2

Last updated: 17th April 2013


POSTAL VOTERS – EARLY CHANCE TO VOTE YES


On 19 April, postal vote ballot papers will be sent to voters in St James ward who have registered for absentee or postal voting. You will receive two sets of papers, one for the county council election for St David’s & St James division and one for the Neighbourhood Plan referendum.

If you would like more information on the referendum Vote Yes campaign and on the Neighbourhood Plan for St James before returning your ballot papers, contact us at info@exeterstjamesforum.org


VOTE YES POSTERS AND LEAFLETS

Our volunteers are delivering Vote Yes leaflets to every property in the ward. Eye-catching posters are being displayed in local shops, pubs and businesses – and in the windows of homes.

For an A4 poster, contact: info@exeterstjamesforum.org


REFERENDUM RULES

A reminder of the referendum question:

Do you want Exeter City Council to use the neighbourhood plan
for Exeter St James to help it decide planning applications in the
neighbourhood area
?

The neighbourhood area is the ward of St James.

The Neighbourhood Plan will come into force if a simple majority of those who vote in the referendum vote Yes.


CITY CENTRE STRATEGY - HAVE YOUR SAY

Exeter City Council is asking for comments on its draft City Centre Strategy for 2013 to 2022. Deadline to return the questionnaire is 10 May.

The draft Strategy and questionnaire can be found at www.exeter.gov.uk/citycentre


MINISTERS MEET FORUM MEMBERS

Last, but definitely not least, two government ministers came to Exeter on 11 April to meet members of ESJF’s Steering Group and the City Council’s planning officers, to discuss our views on the neighbourhood planning process.

Nick Boles MP, minister for planning, and Don Foster MP, minister for communities and local government, congratulated us on being the first urban area in the country to have completed the examination stage. After the meeting, Don Foster was given a quick walk past the key policy sites in our Neighbourhood Plan.

We appreciated their interest in our progress and in our experiences as a Front Runner or pilot project.

 

 

 

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