14 September 2016
A town wide referendum will be held on Thursday 20 October 2016 to ask East Grinstead residents if they would like a Neighbourhood Plan produced by the Town Council to determine planning applications in their area.
Neighbourhood Plans give people the opportunity to decide on the future of their local area. Town and Parish Councils work alongside local residents to develop plans that will influence the planning of the area where they live and work. East Grinstead Town Council has now finalised their Neighbourhood Plan and, if over 50% of the people who vote in the East Grinstead referendum support the plan, it will be used by Mid Sussex District Council to decide local planning applications.
Only residents in East Grinstead are eligible to vote in the Neighbourhood Plan referendum. Recent home movers should check that they have updated the electoral register and will be eligible to vote.
The deadline for new registration applications is Midnight on Tuesday 4 October 2016 and the deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 5 October 2016. Residents who are already registered to vote by post should receive their postal vote pack from 28 September. New applications to appoint someone to vote by Proxy must be made by 5pm on Wednesday 12 October 2016 and applications for an emergency Proxy vote must be received by 5pm on Thursday 20 October 2016.
If you have any questions regarding registration or the electoral process then please contact the Mid Sussex District Council Electoral Services team on 01444 477003 or email email@example.com.