Neighbourhood Planning Referendums are conducted in accordance with procedures similar to those used at local government elections.

About the referendum

On 4 November 2021, there will be a referendum on a neighbourhood plan for the Holme Valley area. The defined area is detailed on the information statement and covers the whole of Holme Valley South ward and part of the Holme Valley North ward.

In England, decisions on planning applications are made by local planning authorities. Those decisions must be made in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

The development plan is a set of documents that contain policies for the development and use of land in a local planning authority area. It contains planning policies written specifically for the Holme Valley Neighbourhood Development Plan area.

Holme Valley Neighbourhood Planning Referendum timetable
Date Event
Monday 27 September 2021 Publication of the Holme Valley Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement
Thursday 30 September 2021 Publication of the Notice of Referendum
Tuesday 19 October 2021 Registration deadline
Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 5pm Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal votes
Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 5pm Last day for new applications to vote by proxy
Friday 29 October 2021 First day to issue ballot papers in response to request to replace lost of spoilt postal ballot papers
Thursday 4 November 2021 - 7am to 10pm Polling day
Thursday 4 November 2021 at 5pm Last date for:
  • delivery of emergency proxy applications