Great news from Stoneleigh Park where the various elections counts are underway for the Police and Crime Commissioner, a number of local by-elections and the two Neighbourhood Plan Referendums.
The first to be formally declared was the outcome of the Referendum for Radford Semele's Neighbourhood Plan.
The result was a resounding "Yes" in support of the Neighbourhood Plan with votes cast as follows:
The turn out in Radford Semele for the Warwickshire County Council, Police and Crime Commissioner and Neighbourhood Plan Referendum was 46% with 97% of the votes cast in support of the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Neighbourhood Plan for Radford Semele is now formally "made".
This means that Warwick District Council must take into account the wishes of the residents of Radford Semele through the Neighbourhood Plan in any future planning decisions made in the village.
On behalf of the Radford Semele Neighbourhood Planning Group and the Parish Council, we would like to thank all those who help to develop or contributed to the Neighbourhood Plan and those turned out to vote or voted by post in this referendum.
An updated final version of the Neighbourhood Plan is downloadable from our Neighbourhood Plan web page.
While this stage of the Plan is now complete, we will always need to keep an eye on further developments around the district, not least the development of a South Warwickshire Local Plan (SWLP) - most of us received a leaflet through our doors today (ironically) notifying all of us about the consultation on the a new local plan for the proposed new unitary area of South Warwickshire, consisting of the districts of Stratford upon Avon and Warwick.
While Radford Semele Parish Council will be keeping a close eye on the developments of the SWLP, all residents are encouraged to get involved and have your say in how the SWLP develops.