Haywards Heath set to decide on Neighbourhood Plan

PR2074/TS/MF - 25/10/2016

A town wide referendum will be held on Thursday 1 December 2016 to ask Haywards Heath 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.

Haywards Heath Town Council has now finalised their Neighbourhood Plan and, if over 50% of the people who vote in the Haywards Heath referendum support the plan, it will be used by Mid Sussex District Council to decide local planning applications.

Only residents in Haywards Heath are eligible to vote in the Neighbourhood Plan referendum. Recent home movers should check that they have updated their details on the electoral register and will be eligible to vote.

The deadline for new registration applications is Midnight on Tuesday 15 November and the deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 16 November. Residents who are already registered to vote by post should receive their postal vote pack by 14 November.

New applications to appoint someone to vote by Proxy must be made by 5pm on Wednesday 23 November and applications for an emergency Proxy vote must be received by 5pm on Thursday 1 December.

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 elections@midsussex.gov.uk.

For detailed information about the Haywards Heath Neighbourhood Plan, visit the Planning Policy Pages of the District Council website at www.midsussex.gov.uk, contact the Planning Policy team on 01444 477053 or email planningpolicy@midsussex.gov.uk.