Maidwell with Draughton Neighbourhood Plan referendum to be held
Maidwell and Draughton residents will go to the polls in November to decide whether they agree with the proposed neighbourhood development plan for their area.
Preparations are under way for the referendum on Thursday, 28 November 2019 when parishioners will be asked to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on whether Daventry District Council (DDC) should use the new Neighbourhood Development Plan for Maidwell with Draughton to help decide planning applications in their area.
If more than 50% of those who vote are in favour, then DDC is required to ‘make’ the plan so it is adopted as a development plan document.
Residents of the parish area who are eligible to vote can take part in the referendum and polling stations at Loder Hall, Harborough Road, Maidwell and Draughton Clubroom in Main Street will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, 28 November.
People who are not already on the register of electors must register by midnight on Tuesday 12 November in order to cast a vote in this referendum. The quickest and easiest way to do this is at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
To vote by post, people must submit an application by 5pm on Wednesday, 13 November
The deadline to apply for a proxy vote (someone who will vote on your behalf if you are unable to get to a polling station) is 5pm on Wednesday, 20 November.
Anyone who requires a proxy vote on grounds of physical incapacity or because of work reasons that occurred after this date can apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on Thursday 28 November.
To apply for a postal or proxy vote please email electoralservices@daventrydc.