We held a referendum on 15 October 2015, relating to the adoption of the Matterdale Neighbourhood Plan.
The question we asked in the Referendum was 'Do you want the Lake District National Park Authority to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Matterdale Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?'
The Matterdale Parish map (PDF: 1Mb) on the Lake District National Park website identifies the Referendum area, which is included with this information statement.
The Referendum area is identical to the area designated as the Matterdale Parish area.
A person was entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 1 September 2015
- he or she was entitled to vote in an election of any Councillor of Eden District Council whose area is in the Referendum area; and
- his or her qualifying address for the election was in the Referendum area. A persons qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which he or she was entitled to be so registered.
The Referendum expenses limit applied in relation to the Referendum was £2,379.82. The number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to that limit calculated was 336.
We conducted the Referendum in accordance with procedures, which are similar to those used at local government elections.
You may inspect a copy of the specified documents, listed below, at:
- the Town Hall, Penrith, Monday to Friday between the hours 8.45am to 4.45pm; and
- the offices of the Lake District National Park Authority, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal LA9 7RL.
On the Matterdale Parish web page on the Lake District National Park Authority Neighbourhood Plans website, you can find the specified documents listed below:
the draft Matterdale Neighbourhood Plan;
the report of the independent examiner into the Neighbourhood Plan;
a summary of the representations submitted to the independent examiner;
a statement of the Local Planning Authority's satisfaction that the draft Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions specified by statute and complies with the provision made by or under Section 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004; and
Dated 15 October 2015.
P G Foote
Director of Corporate and Legal Services