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Upper Eden Neighbourhood Plan: Yes Vote

In the landmark vote the residents of Upper Eden have voted “Yes” in their neighbourhood plan referendum. In response to the question: “Do you want Eden District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Upper Eden area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” The vote went as follows: Yes: 1,310 No: 138 But the real boost for neighbourhood planning, and one Ministers must have been waiting for with hands over the eyes, was the turnout: 1,452 (33.67%).  We must admit we had been thinking this could have been in the low teens. After the dismal Police Commissioner turnout of 15%. Welcoming the result Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said: “This really is localism in action and a … Continue reading

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