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This briefing note seeks to set out the local planning authority's role in the process for holding residential and business referendum on whether a neighbourhood plan, neighbourhood development order or community right to build order should come into force.
This briefing note takes account of:
1. The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012 (which came
into force on 3 August 2012) and the subsequent amendments as made by
the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
(which came into force on 6 April 2014 and copy electoral conduct provisions
in the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 for the purposes of
residential and (in most cases) business neighbourhood planning
2. The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
(which came into force on 6 April 2013 and introduced the business
3. Amendments introduced by the Localism Act 2011 to the 1990 Town and
Country Planning Act (as amended) and 2004 Planning and Compulsory
Briefing note on Referendums of Neighbourhood Plans
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