Whether you were in the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ camp when it came to the Neighbourhood Plan you cannot be anything other than very proud in the passion the parishioners showed when it came to the all-important referendum.
The national average for local elections is 31.3% but Lympstone Neighbourhood Plan Referendum achieved a turnout of 43.59% which was truly amazing!
The result of the vote held on 26th March saw that 86.5% of voters were in favour of the Plan.
Speaking on behalf of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group, Linda Lyon said “We want to thank everyone who voted in the referendum. We are truly overwhelmed by the result and it makes all the hard work so worthwhile. “
The Neighbourhood Plan isn’t just about housing and the result demonstrates that local people really want to have a view in shaping their community. It also gives the Parish Councillors a clear mandate to support the community policies the plan contains.
The Neighbourhood Plan has included contributions from many local residents over the last 3 years and the Working Group want it to continue to be ‘inclusive’. They are always keen to see fresh faces in the Group and would love to hear from any parishioners who may be interested in helping with a particular project, joining the group, being an occasional volunteer, or getting involved in the Plan.
Further information will be available after the elections in May.