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Residents vote in favour of Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan

Date Published: 27 May 2022
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Residents in Oakham and Barleythorpe have voted in favour of a Neighbourhood Plan for their areas, following a referendum on Thursday 26 May 2022.

The referendum asked residents: 

“Do you want Rutland County Council to use the neighbourhood plan for the Parishes of Oakham and Barleythorpe to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

More than 50% support from those who voted is needed to bring a Neighbourhood Plan into force.

The number of people who voted ‘Yes’ in response to the referendum question was 987 (76.28%). The number voted ‘No’ was 307 (23.72%). Total turnout for the referendum was 12.7%.

The full Declaration of Result of Poll for the Oakham and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood Plan referendum can be viewed on the Elections area of our website.  

Further information about the Neighbourhood Plan itself can be found on our Planning pages.

As the Local Planning Authority, Rutland County Council must formally adopt the Plan within eight weeks of the referendum. 


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