Date Set for Nettleham’s Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

West Lindsey District Council’s Prosperous Communities Committee has agreed a date for a referendum to be held on the Nettleham Neighbourhood Plan. Local Electors will be invited to cast their verdict on the plan on Thursday, 28th January 2016.

Nettleham Parish Council submitted an application to West Lindsey District Council for the designation of the parish as a Neighbourhood Area in November 2012 and now, a little over three years later, the hard work of numerous volunteers who have worked to put the plan together will be tested in the final stage, a referendum.

The question local electors will be asked to provide an answer to will be:

“Do you want West Lindsey District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Nettleham to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

West Lindsey District and Nettleham Parish Councillor, Cllr. Giles McNeill, who serves on the district council’s Planning Committee, said:

“It is great that the people of Nettleham will get to decide if the Neighbourhood Plan should be used by myself and colleagues at the district council when we determine applications in the village.

“I know that a huge team of people have worked on preparing the plan and will now have a nervous wait until the end of January to learn the verdict of local residents.”