2015 & 2016 Chalfont St. Peter Neighbourhood Planning Referendums

In March 2015 a Neighbourhood Planning Referendum was held and residents voted in favour of adopting the proposed Neighbourhood Plan for Chalfont St Peter.

Since then, a legal challenge in the High Court meant that the Neighbourhood Plan must amended and put to a second referendum. This was scheduled for Thursday 08 September 2016.


Chalfont St Peter Neighbourhood Planning Referendum Result - Thursday 9 September 2016

Results

Do you want Chiltern District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Chalfont St Peter to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

   Votes
Yes1370
No207


Number of ballot papers rejected: 4

Total votes cast : 1581

Turnout: 16%


Chalfont St Peter Neighbourhood Planning Referendum Result - Thursday 5 March 2015

Results
Do you want Chiltern District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Chalfont St. Peter to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?Votes
Yes1632
No426


Number of ballot papers rejected: 8

Total votes cast : 2066

Turnout: 20.8%


Why did we need to hold a second referendum?

Before the Neighbourhood Plan could be adopted by Chiltern District Council a legal challenge was made by the owners of Winkers. They objected to the inclusion of the nightclub in a list of community facilities to be protected by the Neighbourhood Plan. The High Court quashed both the Council's decision in relation to Winkers and the result of the original referendum. The court ruled in their favour so now Winkers has been removed from the draft Neighbourhood Plan and the revised draft Plan needs to be the subject of a new referendum. This is the only change in the revised Plan. All the other aspects and benefits to the village are just as they were before.