LATEST NEWS - 14th February 2020 - The Referendum was held on Thursday 13th February. The turnout was 47.4%, and 81% of those voting voted YES (153 people voting YES and 34 voting NO). As a result the Neighbourhood Plan will now be MADE (i.e. put into effect) by Dorset Council.



A Referendum on the Sutton Poyntz Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 13th February 2020. This will allow all those on the electoral roll living within the Neighbourhood Area to decide whether to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan. You will be sent a polling card by Dorset Council, with details of how you can vote. We hope that as many as possible will choose to vote, for or against the Neighbourhood Plan. If a majority of votes are in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan, it will be 'made' by Dorset Council, and will become part of the Planning Policy for the Neighbourhood Area.

The Neighbourhood Plan passed its External Examination in October 2019. Some changes to the Neighbourhood Plan document were required, and have been done to produce a FINAL version of the Neighbourhood Plan document, which is the version that local people are invited to vote on. This version will be available for reading at Littlemoor Library, the Weymouth Town Council Offices, and South Walks House in Dorchester. It is also available for you to download below, or on the relevant Dorset Council webpage.

The key document which local people are asked to vote on is:

The Neighbourhood Plan was inspected and approved by an Independent Examiner, whose Report is available here:

The other documents that are published by Dorset Council along with the above two documents are:



Alongside the Plan, there are a number of other documents which were produced by or for the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group to provide evidence for the Planning Policies in the Neighbourhood Plan. These are as follows: