Matterdale Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement
A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Matterdale Neighbourhood Plan will be held.
The Referendum will be held on 15 October 2015.
The question which will be asked in the Referendum is '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 Referendum area is identified in a map (PDF: 1Mb) on Lake District National Park website which is included with this information statement.
The Referendum area is identical to the area which has been designated as the Matterdale Parish area.
A person is entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 1 September 2015
he or she is 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 is 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 is entitled to be so registered.
The Referendum expenses limit that will apply in relation to the Referendum is £2,379.82. The number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to which that limit has been calculated is 336.
The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.
A copy of the specified documents, that is those documents listed below, may be inspected at:
the Town Hall, Penrith, Monday to Friday between the hours 8.45am to 4.45pm;
the offices of the Lake District National Park Authority, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, LA9 7RL.
In addition, the specified documents listed below can be found on Lake District National Park Authority Neighbourhood Plans web page.
The specified documents are:
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;
Dated this 7 day of September 2015.
P G Foote
Director of Corporate and Legal Services