Hythe & Dibden Neighbourhood Planning Referendum
A referendum relating to the adoption of the Hythe and Dibden Neighbourhood Development Plan will be held on 29th October 2019.
A Neighbourhood Development Plan contains policies for the use of land in a designated neighbourhood area.
In 2015 Hythe and Dibden Parish Council (“The Qualifying Body”) decided to produce a Neighbourhood Plan and public consultation has taken place on the draft Neighbourhood Plan. The designated Neighbourhood Plan Area is the whole of Hythe and Dibden Parish.
There is a statutory process which must be followed for the making of a Neighbourhood Plan. The process involves holding a Referendum. The question, which will be asked in the Referendum is:
‘Do you want New Forest District Council and New Forest National Park Authority to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Hythe and Dibden to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?”
You are asked to vote either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to this question.
If more than half of those voting in the referendum vote ‘Yes’ in response to the question above then the Neighbourhood Plan must be ‘made’ (adopted) by New Forest District Council and New Forest National Park Authority and the Neighbourhood Plan will be part of both planning authorities’ Development Plans. This means that the Plan will be used in the determination of planning applications for the designated area of Hythe and Dibden Parish.
- New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst SO43 7PA.
- New Forest National Park Authority, Lymington Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington SO41 9ZG
- Hythe and Dibden Parish Council, The Grove, 25 St Johns Street, Hythe, Hampshire, SO45 6BZ
- The Community Centre, Brinton Lane, Hythe