Chesil folk urged to go to the polls for say on development plans

Chesil folk urged to go to the polls for say on development plans

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Chesil residents are being urged to go to the polls to have a say on future development plans.
The Chesil Bank Neighbourhood Plan referendum will be held on September 28 with polling stations open from 7am to 10pm.
People must be registered to vote by September 12 and photo ID is now required at polling stations.
Dorset Council said the community could have a Neighbourhood Plan if residents vote to give it the go ahead.
An authority spokesperson said: “Following the successful examination of the Chesil Bank Neighbourhood Plan, incorporating the villages of Portesham, Abbotsbury, Langton Herring and Fleet, Dorset Council has agreed that the plan, as amended, can go to referendum.
“The plan was drawn up by local people and agreed by their parish council who felt confident that the plans reflect the hopes and views of their local communities.”
If the plan is supported by the local referendum it will be used to make decisions on planning applications.
Cllr David Walsh, Dorset Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning, said:
“It takes a tremendous amount of work to pull together a Neighbourhood Plan. I congratulate all involved in getting to this stage.
“I would encourage anyone with an interest in the future development of Chesil Bank, to view the plans and have their say.”
The Chesil Bank neighbourhood plan can be viewed online with hard copies of the supporting material on display in the Council Offices at Colliton Park in Dorchester, Portesham Village Hall foyer, and at Dorchester and Chickerell Libraries.
n To vote by post or proxy in the referendum, you will need to have filled in an application form and sent it to Electoral Registration.

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