Stroud Town Regulation 17 & 18
Stroud District Council has appointed Mr John Parmiter FRICS FRSA MRTPI as independent examiner of the plan. On reviewing the content of the proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan and representations received as part of the publication process, Mr Parmiter decided to hold a public hearing.
The public hearing, was held on 18th March 2016 at the Stroud Subscription Rooms.
The examination concluded on 11th April 2016.
The examiner recommended that the plan, once modified, should proceed to a Referendum.
On 16th June 2016, Stroud District Council’s Environment Committee decided that the Stroud Town Centre Neighbourhood Plan, once modified in accordance with the Examiner’s Report recommendations, should proceed to a referendum.
A Referendum relating to the adoption of the Stroud Town Centre Neighbourhood Development Plan was held on Thursday 18 August 2016.
The question which was asked in the Referendum was: "Do you want Stroud District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Stroud Town Centre to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
The result was as follows:
- Yes = 1246 votes
- No = 117 votes
- Turnout = 13% per cent