Planned Neighbourhood Planning Referendums
Details of any ongoing Neighbourhood Plan Referendums are shown below and results of previous referenda are shown at the bottom of the page:
Langham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
A Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will take place on 15th December 2022 for residents to decide whether to adopt the Langham Neighbourhood Plan.
Notices in respect of this Referendum are published below:
Notice of Referendum - Langham Neighbourhood Plan Area
Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations - Langham Neighbourhood Plan
You can find out more about Neighbourhood Plans on our Neighbourhood Plan page.
1. Registering to vote
2. Postal and postal proxy voting
3. Proxy voting
4. Polling stations
PLEASE NOTE: For those wishing to register to vote and/or apply to vote by post or proxy in this Referendum please note that there will be Royal Mail Strikes in November during the lead-up to the election, with strikes on 24th, 25th and 30th November which will mean that Rutland County Council will not receive mail on these dates. If you wish to register to vote or apply for a postal vote please do so in plenty of time.
To be able to vote in the Langham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on 15 December 2022, you must be resident in the Neighbourhood Plan area and be registered to vote by midnight on 29 November 2022:
Moved house? You'll need to register to vote at your new address - even if you've moved within Rutland
To vote in the Referendum by postal vote, we must receive your postal vote application by 5pm on 30 November 2022.
If your proxy wishes to vote by post they must have been appointed by you, before they can apply to vote by post. The proxy must must then register to vote by post before the 30 November 2022 deadline, so make sure you allow enough time for this - download application form for proxy to vote by post
Please note that all postal votes will be sent out on or around 2 December 2022.
From 9 December 2022, contact us if your postal vote:
- is lost
- is damaged - you'll need to return this and bring proof of your identity when you collect the replacement
- has been stolen
- has not arrived
Please also note, that if no agreement has been made in the Royal Mail pay dispute, there are strikes planned for Friday 9th, Sunday 11th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th December. Postal votes for the referendum will be dispatched on 2nd December and should arrive by 5th December. It is recommended that postal votes be returned as soon as possible to try to avoid the Royal Mail Strike action.
Postal votes can be delivered by hand to Catmose up to 10pm on polling day or to the polling station on 15th December (7am – 10pm), but if you wish to cancel or amend your postal vote status (to allow you to vote in person or request a proxy vote) you will need to change your postal vote status by 5pm on 30 November.
To cancel your postal vote, you must contact us by 5pm on 30 November 2022, or you will not be able to vote at your polling station. The Royal Mail have requested we make you aware that there are priority Post Boxes having later collection times. Originally introduced to help with the collection and onward delivery of Covid Test Kits, they are also available to Elections which are also classed as priority mail. Many have collection times between 15:00 and 17:00 on both Saturday and Sunday. You can find further details on the Royal Mail website at this link www.royalmail.com/priority-postboxes which will tell you where you can find a priority box in your area.
To vote in the 15 December 2022 Referendum by proxy vote, we must receive your application to vote by proxy by 5pm on 7 December 2022.
To change or cancel your proxy vote, you must do so by 5pm on 30 November, or your chosen proxy will not be able to vote on your behalf at a polling station.